Article: Wisconsin Senate Passes GOP-Backed Election Bills, Including Absentee Voting Restrictions

Election Reform

Wisconsin Senate Passes GOP-Backed Election Bills, Including Absentee Voting Restrictions

The Wisconsin Senate passed several GOP-backed bills on Wednesday that would place more restrictions on absentee balloting—which Republicans have described as measures designed to safeguard elections in the state while Democrats alleged they are designed to suppress voter turnout.

A measure approved during a voice vote included placing restrictions on ballot drop boxes, which were widely used in Wisconsin during the general election on Nov. 3. The new bill would stipulate that municipalities won’t have more than four drop boxes, although that depends on their population.

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