Absentee Voting Rules Stand

Absentee Voting Rules Stand

The rules for absentee voting in Wisconsin aren’t changing, at least not yet.

A federal judge in Madison on Friday tossed a lawsuit from a Democratic firm that sought to end Wisconsin’s requirement for a witness to sign-off on all absentee ballots. The lawsuit argued the law was too restrictive, and forced witnesses to know detailed information about the voter who they were signing for. The judge said that argument didn’t make sense, and said Wisconsin’s absentee voting laws are written to allow most able adults to act as voting witnesses. There’s no word yet about an appeal.

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