Proposed bill would limit absentee voting

MADISON, WI (WEAU) Governor Walker says he is open to a bill that would limit in-person absentee voting in the two weeks leading up to an election.

Tuesday, Walker said while the proposal hasn't been on his radar, it is something he will look at once it passes the legislature.

The State Senate was scheduled to vote on the measure Tuesday evening.

The bill is opposed by a variety of groups who view it as an attack on access to the polls, especially for minorities.

The bill would only allow in-person absentee voting between 8 AM and 7 PM on weekdays in the two weeks before an election.

No weekend hours would be allowed.


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