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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Ballots for 399 who didn't show photo ID not counted

Nearly two-thirds of the provisional ballots from voters across the state who didn't have a proper photo ID may not be counted, according to new figures from the Elections Commission. 

The agency released preliminary numbers showing voters cast at least 750 provisional ballots in this month's elections. Those voters had to come back by Friday at 4 p.m. after Election Day to provide the proper documents or information so their ballots can count. 

Of those, 618 provisional ballots were for people who didn't have the appropriate photo ID, the Elections Commission said. One of the measures it uses found 399 of those 618 ballots "are marked as Deadline Expired, an indicator they were not counted." That would represent roughly 65 percent of those ballots. 

The Elections Commission also said about 27.9 percent of voters this fall decided to cast an absentee ballot, up significantly from the 21.57 percent of voters who did so in 2012. 

As of Nov. 15, municipal clerks had recorded 830,763 returned absentee ballots in the WisVote system, with 666,846 of those absentee ballots cast in person. 

See the release: 
http://elections.wi.gov/node/4427 


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