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Mail-In Ballots During COVID-19

Kayla Dieker | May 15, 2020 | Read this blog post

Summary: On April 7, 2020—amidst a global pandemic—Wisconsin held its primary election. At a time when the CDC was recommending cancellation for groups of ten or more people, blocks in Milwaukee were lined with voters wearing face masks and waiting to cast their ballots. Wisconsin has not been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 10, 2020, there have been 3,068 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, with 904 hospitalizations and 128 deaths. This is an increase of almost 500 cases since the April 7th primary election. Wisconsin is the only state with an April election that had not postponed or shifted to mail-in only—though it’s not for lack of trying.

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