At least 69,000 absentee ballots issued so far

Requests for absentee ballots must be received by Oct. 30
At least 69,000 absentee ballots issued so far

At least 69,000 absentee ballots have been issued to voters in Wisconsin in advance of the Nov. 4 election.

State elections officials released the number on Monday, the first day of the two-week period in which people may also vote absentee in person.

No comparison was available to how many absentee ballots had been issued by local election officials at this point four years ago. But in the presidential election year of 2012, at least 122,000 absentee ballots had been issued by this time.

Requests for absentee ballots by mail must be received by election clerks by Oct. 30. They must be postmarked by Nov. 4 and received by clerks no later than Nov. 7 to be counted.

The Government Accountability Board has yet to release a turnout prediction.

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