Kenosha Sets Record for Absentee Ballots Case

Kenosha County has the fifth highest absentee vote tally in the state so far, according to data released Monday by the Wisconsin Election Commission that shows early voters broke the state’s 2012 absentee voting record. As of Monday morning, over 27-thousand absentee ballots were tallied in Kenosha County. The only counties to record higher numbers were Milwaukee, Waukesha, Brown and Racine. Clerks from most Kenosha towns, cities and villages reported higher absentee ballot returns than in 2012, as well as an increase in early, in-person voting. In addition, the city of Kenosha set its own record, last week. According to Kenosha City Clerk Debra Salas, on Friday over 12-hundred in- person ballots were cast, the most ever in the city. Statewide, the Elections Commission announced that as of Monday morning, roughly 800-thousand people had returned absentee ballots to municipal clerks. That breaks the old record of over 664-thousand ballots returned in 2012.

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