Nearly 328,000 voters have cast absentee ballots in Wisconsin so
reported Wednesday by the state Elections Commission is about half
of the 659,000 absentee ballots cast by Election Day in 2012.
continue to expand locations where voters can cast absentee
ballots in person. About 71 percent of the ballots returned so far
were cast in person.
to be strong in the heavily Democratic counties of Milwaukee and
Dane. About 29 percent of the statewide total has been cast there.
About 51,000 ballots have been returned in Milwaukee County
compared with about 44,000 in Dane County.
About 14 percent
of all absentee ballots have been cast in the conservative
Republican counties of Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee that
surround Milwaukee. Nearly 48,000 ballots have been returned