A new ballot collection box has been installed outside of Madison Fire Department Station #4, on Monroe Street, on Friday, October 16, 2020. The City of Madison Clerk’s Office is installing 14 secure ballot drop boxes outside of fire stations and at the Elver Park shelter. Photo by Ruthie Hauge, Capital Times

The conservative Thomas More Society, which has filed a string of complaints over the 2020 election, has now filed one with the state Elections Commission accusing the Green Bay clerk of allowing ballot harvesting in this month’s election.

A Waukesha County Circuit Court judge earlier this year ruled state law bans the use of unmanned ballot drop boxes and only allows voters to return absentee ballots through the mail or in person to the clerk.

The state Supreme Court stayed the ruling for the February election, but allowed it to take effect ahead of the April election.

Several clerks around Wisconsin argued the ruling didn’t apply to them because they weren’t parties to the suit.

The complaint, filed yesterday, seeks an order compelling Green Bay Clerk Celestine Jeffreys to comply with statutes and no longer allow ballot harvesting.

The state Supreme Court earlier this year heard oral arguments on the merits of the Waukesha County ruling.

See the complaint here.

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