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Investigation underway after more than 1,700 absentee ballots go missing in Madison

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MADISON — Postal and city officials say an investigation is underway into missing absentee ballots in Madison.

City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl tells WISC-TV ( ) that more than 1,700 ballots were mailed to voters. The ballots were dropped at the Madison Municipal Building post office Sept. 22. Since then, the office has been getting calls from voters who haven’t received their ballots.

The ballots were meant for “indefinitely confined” voters, meaning people who aren’t well enough to travel to the polls.

So far, the clerk’s office has re-issued about 50 absentee ballots. Some 500 voters have already returned their ballots for counting. It’s unclear how many may be missing.

Postal Service spokesman Sean Hargadon says it’s a high priority, and advised the public to contact their local post office if they have concerns.


  • bbb10

    Crooked Hillary has everyone doing her dirty work. She only cares about herself, money and power. Praying that Trump will win this election and Hillary goes to prison for good. #TRUMP 2016 #neverhillary #makeamericagreatagain

  • confused

    the ballots that go to the nursing homes, need an extra signature by an appointed voter deputy as well, to make sure the person voting is voting for whom they wish. This could get interesting. The voter signs the outside envelope, as does a witness, and the special witness. Sounds very shady. You van bet if ballots went missing in a mainly Rep area, the whole election would be re-done lol !

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