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Wisconsin judge rules against absentee ballot drop boxes

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SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press
Updated: January 14, 2022 10:49 AM
Created: January 13, 2022 04:13 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has sided with conservatives, ruling that absentee ballot drop boxes cannot be located anywhere other than at offices of local clerks and that no one other than the voter may return such a ballot.

Thursday's ruling, if it stands, means that no ballot drop boxes can be used in the upcoming Feb. 15 spring primary election featuring a bevy of local races. The spring general election is April 5.

The ruling comes in one of three pending lawsuits on the issue and will certainly be appealed.

The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court is ultimately expected to rule on the legality of the widespread use of drop boxes in the battleground state.

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