A Waukesha County judge on Thursday ruled that absentee ballot drop boxes can no longer be used in Wisconsin elections.
Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren affirmed state law requires absentee ballots to be returned either in person or via mail, not in a ballot drop box.
BREAKING: A Waukesha County judge bars the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in Wisconsin.
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“It’s all good and nice, but there’s no authority to do it,” Bohren said.
Under the ruling, absentee ballot drop boxes mustbe removed from all locations, except local clerks’ offices, with voters only allowed to drop off their ballot to prevent illegal ballot harvesting.
Bohren’s decision follows a lawsuit