Supreme Court keeps status quo for absentee ballots

Municipal clerks in Door and Kewaunee counties will not have to worry about absentee ballots after Election Day. The U.S. Supreme Court denied an attempt to extend Wisconsin’s deadline for absentee ballots to be received during a 5-3 ruling announced Monday. A lower court previously ruled that mailed ballots could be counted for six days after the fall general election.  Democrats had wanted the extension because of the expected high number of absentee ballots being mailed in, while Republicans said the rules should not change so close to an election. Kewaunee County Clerk Jamie Annoye sides with that assessment, saying it would have caused extra stress on election officials.

October 27th was the recommended day for voters to mail in their ballot to ensure they would get to your municipal clerk's office by Election Day. Annoye said people can still drop them off at the municipal offices through the end of the week or bring them in with you to your polling site on Election Day.

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