MADISON — Military and overseas voters from some Wisconsin communities will have extra time to return absentee ballots for the April 3 election.
The state Department of Military Affairs says leaders in 65 Wisconsin municipalities missed a Feb. 18 deadline to send around 240 ballots to voters.
Northeast Wisconsin communities affected are the towns of Marshfield and Taycheedah in Fond du Lac County; the town of Crandon in Forest County; the towns of Maple Grove and Meeme in Manitowoc County; the towns of Abrams and Doty and the city of Gillett in Oconto County; the towns of Ellington, Freedom and Hortonia in Outagamie County; the towns of Plymouth and Scott in Sheboygan County; the city of New London; the village of Winneconne and the town of Helvetia in Winnebago County.
New deadlines and the complete list of municipalities affected can be found by clicking here.
Officials from the Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections in Wisconsin, say votes will be counted and no vote totals will be made official until all absentee votes are collected.
Magney said that the absentee ballots still must be properly signed, witnessed and postdated by April 3, but municipalities that sent the ballots out late have to allow the same number of days after 4 p.m. April 6 - the normal deadline for absentee ballots - to receive the ballots from overseas.
Voters with further questions are asked to call 1-866-868-3947.
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