Wisconsinites love to vote early; more than 547,000 absentee ballots were cast in 2018. But current laws require local election officials to store those early ballots for processing only on Election Day.
A new proposal would allow officials to electronically process the votes without tabulating them until Election Day. Supporters say the law would lessen officials’ workload on Election Day and protect the integrity of the early votes.
The League of Women Voters vocally disagrees with the latter point: “This option would reduce opportunities for observation of absentee ballot processing by spreading it out over a period of weeks.”
– Chris Butsch, The 100 Companies