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Absentee voting paces turnout

Clerks in Door and Kewaunee Counties were happy with the voter participation in the spring election despite the challenges that were presented. Results and final vote totals from the spring election will not be released until April 13th, but as of Tuesday night Kewaunee County had received 2,890 of the 3,974 absentee ballots it sent out. Door County collected 4,293 of the 7,474 ballots it put in the mail. Clerks in both counties said things ran smoothly at polling places all things considered. First District State Representative Joel Kitchens disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court, but respected their decision to not extend the absentee voting deadline just in case people did not receive their ballots in time. In the end, he wishes the Legislature and the Evers administration could have discussed how to handle the election in the middle of a pandemic sooner.

Kitchens thanks the county clerks, poll workers, and the seventeen members of the Wisconsin National Guard for their efforts to make sure people who wanted to vote in Tuesday’s election were able to do so.

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