MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to a bill that would limit in-person absentee voting in the two weeks leading up to an election.
Walker said Tuesday that while the proposal hasn't been on his radar, it is something he will look at once it passes the Legislature. The state Senate was scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday afternoon or evening.
The bill is opposed by a variety of groups who view it as an attack on access to the polls, especially for minorities. Both Milwaukee and Madison held extended voting hours in the 2012 election.
The bill would only allow in-person absentee voting to between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays in the two weeks before an election. No weekend hours would be allowed.
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