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GAB seeks absentee voting rule changes

Published On: May 21 2013 11:49:27 AM CDT
Vote election file
MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin election officials have decided to ask the Legislature to make a number of changes to Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations.

The state Government Accountability Board on Tuesday voted to recommend lawmakers allow all overseas voters to receive ballots electronically. Currently only military and oversea voters with no intent to return can obtain ballots electronically. The change would allow students and vacationers to obtain them electronically as well.

The board agreed to recommend lawmakers to set one common deadline for requesting an absentee ballot on the Thursday before the election. Currently deadlines vary for the general public, military voters and indefinitely confined voters.

The board also agreed to ask legislators to eliminate a requirement that all absentee voters get a U.S. citizen to sign the return envelope.

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