Wisconsin Appeals Court Rules Against Changing Procedures For Absentee Ballots

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Some leftist groups have tried to replace the procedural norms for absentee ballots in Wisconsin. However, an appeals court and circuit judge adjudicated against the proposals, ruling that ballots with partial addresses are unacceptable.  The groups wanted to implement an order requiring only knowledge about the location of the witness, but Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas considered it inappropriate to change the rule with nearly 60 years of precedent.  Judge Nia Trammell said to the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin that changing the procedure “would upend the status quo and not preserve it” as well as “frustrate the electoral process by causing confusion.”