Absentee Voting Shatters 2014 Midterm Numbers

Nearly 600,000 people have already cast their ballots
in Wisconsin’s
midterm election, shattering the record for absentee ballots returned for a
midterm. The Wisconsin Elections Commission has received 547,000 absentee
ballots so far, which crushes the 2014 midterm election record of just over
374,000. The 2016 presidential election still hold the overall record in Wisconsin with
819,000 absentee ballots out of nearly three million cast. Midterms
usually bring in about half of the voting age population, with presidential
elections drawing in 65-70 percent. Any voter that has filled out an absentee
ballot must deliver it to a polling place or municipal clerk’s office by the
end of the day.