GOP Seeks to Limit Absentee and Early Voting

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | ioby

In the name of statewide uniformity, Wisconsin Republicans are pushing to limit the hours municipal election clerks can accommodate in-person absentee voting. The new restrictions beef up legislation passed in 2011, that halved the number of days early voting could take place and prohibited casting a ballot three days prior to an election. Now, GOP lawmakers are seeking to end early voting during evening hours and on weekends.

In Our Backyard’s Craig McComb reports on public testimony recently heard on the bill by the Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs.

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