Wisconsin election officials approve best practices for operating absentee ballot drop boxes

Wisconsin election officials approve best practices for operating absentee ballot drop boxes


The bipartisan Wisconsin Elections Commission unanimously approved a set of guidelines to ensure the security of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes.

The news follows a recent ruling by the state Supreme Court that allows drop boxes to be widely used for the 2024 elections without being limited to specific locations.

This year, Wisconsin is expected to be one of the few swing states.

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Since former President Donald Trump lost the state to President Joe Biden by just under 21,000 votes in 2020, the use of drop boxes has become a partisan issue. However, in this election, Republicans have reversed their opposition to the practice, saying that, to be competitive, they must embrace all voting methods that are legal in a state, including mail-in and drop

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