Appeals Court Upholds Absentee Ballot Extension

For now, it looks like the extension of the window for returning Absentee ballots in Wisconsin has been upheld. That news was handed down by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and upheld the decision by Federal Judge William Conley that extends the amount of time that clerk’s offices will have to count absentee ballots. While ballots still have to be postmarked by Election Day, clerk’s offices will still be required to count them if they arrive up to 6 days later. Republicans have attempted to block the move and are likely to ask the US Supreme Court to take up the case.