Election voting under way in Wisconsin

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 --- 6:47 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Early election voting is underway at city clerks' offices across Wisconsin.

Voters who can't make it to the polls for the primary election next month are able to cast ballots. It's the first election since the Legislature put limits on the process. In-person absentee voting can only be conducted during the two business weeks prior to an election. Voting is to take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

City clerks, including Brookfield's Kelly Michaels, don't anticipate long wait times to cast a ballot for the primary. But, that could be a different story in November when voters will elect Wisconsin's governor.

Opponents of the changes say it's an attempt to disenfranchise certain voters. One Wisconsin Now activist Scot Ross tells WUWM News (http://bit.ly/1tmBMQI0 ) the move affects mainly younger people and those living in cities.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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