At least 90,000 absentee ballots sent in Gov. Scott Walker recall

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: May 23, 2012 - 6:11 PM
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MADISON, Wis. - At least 90,000 absentee ballots have been issued by election clerks across Wisconsin in advance of the June 5 recall targeting Gov. Scott Walker and five others.

That is far above the 68,000 that were issued before the May 8 recall primary. About 230,000 absentee ballots were returned in the 2010 governor's race.

The numbers released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Board include absentee ballots that will be sent back in mail as well as those voters fill out in person.

Kevin Kennedy, director of GAB, says the numbers confirm anecdotal reports about strong interest in absentee voting.

In-person absentee ballot ends on June 1. People can request absentee ballots through May 31.

Walker faces Democrat Tom Barrett in the recall.

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