Federal Judge William Conley has ruled that Wisconsin absentee ballots may be counted if they are postmarked by Nov. 3 and received by Nov. 9. The ruling also extends the date for requesting absentee ballots by one week, until Oct. 21. The injunction does not take place for a week to allow defendants to make an emergency appeal, which is almost certain to happen. The ruling is attached below. Judge Conley is the same judge who allowed similar changes in voting for the April election.

The ruling also removes the restriction that prevents poll workers from being hired from outside of the county of the voting jurisdiction and requires the Wisconsin Election Commission websites and other documentation to include a clarification that the indefinitely confined option for voting “does not require permanent or total inability to travel outside of the residence.” 

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