Wauwatosa City Clerk Melanie Kollmansberger is violating Wisconsin state law by saying her office will accept absentee ballots in the ongoing spring election by email. It is against Wisconsin law to accept emailed absentee ballots.
By state law, absentee ballots must either be sent by traditional US Postal mail or in person. The Wisconsin Election Commission’s own website explicitly states absentee ballots may not be emailed.
The following is pasted directly from the Wauwatosa City Clerk website:
You may email absentee ballots to the City Clerk’s Office at email@example.com. You will need to include specific information on your absentee ballot, which is explained below. The first day to vote in person by absentee ballot for the Tuesday, April 7, 2020 election is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All in person absentee ballots must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm. Ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office by Election Day in order to be counted. Please submit your ballots as soon as possible.
The above advice is contrary to Wisconsin state law
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