Assembly passes series of election-related bills

Poll workers prepare absentee ballots at Franklin's central count facility. Franklin is located in southwest Milwaukee County. Photo by David Wise, Nov. 3, 2020.

The Assembly passed a series of election-related measures, including a pair of omnibus bills that would give clerks more whistleblower and privacy protections and allow them to start processing absentee ballots before election night.

Lawmakers Thursday passed AB 567 by voice vote, which bans the use of central count locations for municipalities, makes it a Class I felony to work toward getting...

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