Wisconsin Supreme Court outlaws ballot drop boxes for elections

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By Joseph Ax (Reuters) -A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the use of ballot drop boxes, which increased substantially across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, is illegal under state law. In a 4-3 ruling, the court’s conservative majority also said voters cannot have other people return their completed ballots in person to a clerk’s office, though it declined to rule on whether anyone other than a voter can send in ballots by mail. The decision ensures that drop boxes will not be in place for the state’s August primary election as well as November’s general election…

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