Student group sues to bar clerks from rejecting absentee ballots missing certain witness address information

Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times
Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times

A student-run group that organizes voter mobilization efforts has filed suit in Dane County seeking an order that would bar local clerks from rejecting absentee ballots if witnesses left off bits of their addresses, such as the ZIP code.

The suit, filed Wednesday, seeks a declaration that a witness address is complete so long as it provides information "necessary to reasonably discern the location where the witness may be communicated with."

It also would lessen the impact of a Waukesha County judge's ruling that bars local clerks from filling in missing information to witness addresses...

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