Over 500,000 Absentee Ballots Requested
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 -- 9:42 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
-More than 545,000 voters requested absentee ballots, as of yesterday morning, including more than 392,000 in clerks’ offices for the November 6 General Election, according to the Government Accountability Board.
At least 545,060 voters had requested absentee ballots, according to Wisconsin’s local election officials who track them using the Statewide Voter Registration System. There were 392,912 ballots requested in clerks’ offices, and 152,148 ballots requested by mail and other methods.
The absentee ballot numbers for Wisconsin are not complete because only military and permanent overseas absentee ballots are required to be tracked in SVRS.
However, approximately 350 municipalities, including most major cities, track some or all absentee ballots in addition to military and overseas ballots in SVRS.