MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- 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.
- Holmen man sentenced to life for murder of girlfriend
- Holmen man in custody after armed robbery and 5-hour standoff
- Herberger's to move into former Macy's location at Valley View Mall
- Police: Student critically hurt in Kenosha school stabbing
- Bill banning abortion coverage for state workers up for vote
- Education accountability bill up for committee vote
- Bill would let victims, witnesses block body camera releases
- Man accused of trying to kill girlfriend faces sentencing
- Urban Beekeeping
- New breast cancer detection soon offered at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse