Today, State Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) sent letters to both the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and the City of Milwaukee Election Commission regarding the extended hours that were kept during the recent June 5th recall election. Madison and Milwaukee went to unusual lengths to accommodate early in-person absentee voting, such as keeping extended evening hours, including staying open on the weekends and the Memorial Day holiday for the June recall election.
“I have asked that the GAB inform me of any other municipalities that kept expanded hours to the extent that Milwaukee and Madison did,” said Stone. “Early absentee in-person voting is an option voters have with regard to casting their ballot, but I don’t know of any municipalities, other than Milwaukee or Madison, that expanded their normal business hours to this extent,” Stone said. “On a typical Election Day in Wisconsin, the polls are uniformly open from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. regardless of locality. How is it equitable for voters in one community to have greater access to cast in-person absentee ballots than voters in another?”
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