Early voting in Wisconsin could be done electronically this year. A bill will get a hearing this week in Madison allowing early electronic voting rather than submitting an early absentee paper ballot that gets opened and counted on election night. It’s just a policy shift that simplifies the voting process, says Republican legislator and bill sponsor Janel Brandtjen. “They already have the machines,” she said. “They’re there. They’re able to be used. Why wouldn’t we take advantage of technology? I kind of look at this as working smarter, not harder.”
Under the proposal, whether to do the early electronic voting would be left up to individual municipalities. They could voluntarilty opt into electronic early voting.
… While the votes would be entered into machines, they wouldn’t actually be counted until election night.