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Number of requests for absentee ballots exceeds 1 million

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 11:29:35-04

WISCONSIN — The number of requests for absentee ballots for Wisconsin's spring election has exceeded one million, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

The elections commission said that there were 1,028,734 absentee ballot application requests.

“We remain encouraged that so many voters have requested absentee ballots, especially through the MyVote Wisconsin website,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections official in a press release. “We want everyone who is eligible and who wants to vote to be able to do so safely. Absentee voting will also greatly reduce crowds at polling places on Election Day, which will make social distancing much easier.”

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to them is by 5 p.m. on April 2.

To request an absentee ballot or learn more information, click here.

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