Absentee voting bill close to becoming law

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MADISON, WI (WEAU) In-person absentee voting would no longer be allowed past 7 PM or on weekends in Wisconsin under a bill one step away from passing the Legislature.

The Assembly planned to vote on the measure Thursday. If passed as expected it would then go to Governor Scott Walker.

Opponents say restricting the hours is an unconstitutional attempt to make it more difficult for minorities to vote.

Supporters say limiting early voting is needed because it's not fair that large cities can offer it while voters who live in areas without the resources to hold extended hours don't get that opportunity.

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