Today, the Madison City Clerk reported absentee ballots for the Aug 14 Primary Election are being mailed to voters.
Absentee voting is expected to spike in the primary and general midterm elections as election clerks in metro voting districts have expanded in-person-absentee voting stations, (In These Times).
The Madison City Clerk sent out the following communication this morning:
Four out of the five most-populous Wisconsin cities are implementing or contemplating expanded voter access to the ballot box this summer. Green Bay, Wisconsin's third most populous city, has no such plans though it reportedly includes voter info in its water utility bills.If you requested that the Clerk's Office mail you an absentee ballot for August, your ballot is on its way! This is the type of primary where you choose a political party at the top of the ballot, and then vote for individual candidates in that party's section of the ballot. pic.twitter.com/qNl48vlyVT— Madison WI Clerk (@MadisonWIClerk) June 25, 2018
Gov. Scott Walker (R) and Wisconsin Republicans have passed dozens of laws intended to obstruct voters. Several voter obstruction laws have been successfully challenged in federal court by voting rights workers.