Website Will Help Overseas Wis. Voters Get Ballots

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state elections board is creating a website to help military and overseas voters from Wisconsin request absentee ballots.

Currently, Wisconsin voters who are overseas have to contact their municipal clerks directly to have absentee ballots sent to them. But the Government Accountability Board is developing a single website to simplify the process.

Board spokesman Reid Magney says those voters will simply enter their information and the site will let them print out a proper absentee ballot for that election. The site will also provide the necessary information for mailing the ballot to the correct clerk.

Magney says the site should be finished by mid-September.

A Wisconsin Public Radio report says the project is being paid for through a $1.9 million grant from the Defense Department.


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