400,000 absentee ballots returned in Wisconsin ahead of general election

More than 1.2 absentee ballots request have been filed

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – Election day is a little more than a month away and preparations continue to ramp up.

Any one hoping to register in advance of the election must do so by October 14th.

After the 14th, voters must wait until election day to register at their polling place.

Voters in Wisconsin have filed applications for more than 1.2 million absentee ballots in the state.

And about a third of those ballots 400,000 have already been returned.

While some ballots are already back, election officials don’t want voters to wait.

“Voters should really operate under returning their ballots as soon as possible. Making sure that if they get an absentee ballot sent to them by mail that they’re returning those ballots as soon as possible so that they’re back by 8 p.m. on election day,” said Wisconsin Elections Commission leader Meagan Wolfe.

Details about voter registration, absentee voting and voting places is available on MyVote.WI.gov.