Absentee-ballot count at 412,000 one day from deadline
Final tally of absentee votes to come after election
MADISON, Wis. — A recent absentee-voting ballot tally for Wisconsin showed more than 412,000 requested ballots as the early-vote deadline approaches.
The state elections board reported Thursday that 412,000 absentee ballots had been requested. That includes more than 256,000 requested by people in clerks’ offices during the in-person early voting time that started last week and ends Friday.
The Government Accountability Board had no comparable number to compare with 2008. Board spokesman Reid Magney cautioned that many more absentee ballots had been requested but not yet reported.
A final tally of absentee voting numbers won’t be available until after the election.