Assembly OKs electronic absentee voting
A bill that would allow Wisconsin voters to cast their ballots early on electronic voting machines instead of paper ballots has cleared the state Assembly.
The Assembly passed the measure Tuesday. It now heads to the Senate.
Local governments would have to approve early, in-person voting using electronic voting machines in order for them to be offered. Currently, early voting is done on paper ballots that are either mailed or turned in to clerks' offices.
Under the bill, the ballots would be stored into electronic voting machines but not counted until Election Day.
Supporters say the change would save elections officials time because they would no longer have to count early absentee ballots.