Supreme Court Of Wisconsin Questions Legality Of Ballot Drop Boxes

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Justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Unsure About the Legalities Surrounding Ballot Drop Boxes

On Wednesday, Wisconsin Supreme Court justices raised doubts about whether state law allows voters to provide their absentee votes to a third party to return or if ballot drop boxes may be put outside city clerk offices.

According to The Associated Press, the state high court’s decision, which is due in late spring or early summer, will set rules for the 2022 midterm election, which will include races for governor and U.S. Senator.

Legalities of Drop-offs

The court is expected to decide the legality of ballot drop-offs, such as determining if a person other than the voter can drop a ballot into a drop box.

“Advocates for people with disabilities and others argue that not allowing someone other than the voter to return a ballot makes it more difficult for voters who have limited mobility or other physical impairments,” according to the AP.

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Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.