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Wisconsin panel gives final approval on absentee ballots

Updated: 10:23 p.m. on June 17, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission has given final approval to a mailing that will put absentee ballot application forms in the hands of 2.7 million registered voters ahead of the November presidential election.

The commission previously voted unanimously in favor of sending the mailing to about 80% of registered voters.

On Wednesday, it approved the letter that will accompany it.

The commission was also to consider a request to enact a rule prohibiting the practice of ballot harvesting.

That is the process by which outside groups help to return large numbers of absentee ballots.  
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Posted: 1:22 p.m. on June 17, 2020

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Elections Commission is scheduled to give final approval to a mailing that will put absentee ballot application forms in the hands of 2.7 million registered voters ahead of the November presidential election.

The commission previously voted unanimously in favor of sending the mailing to about 80% of registered voters. But they have not yet approved the letter that will accompany it.

That was up for a vote Wednesday. The commission was also to consider a request to enact a rule prohibiting the practice of ballot harvesting.

That is the process by which outside groups help to return large numbers of absentee ballots.  

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