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The Wisconsin Department of Justice is appealing a judge's ruling restricting the use of absentee ballot drop boxes. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren ruled Jan. 13 that drop boxes can be located only at local election clerks' offices and no one other than the voter may return such a ballot. The ruling means that election officials can't place drop boxes anywhere but in clerks' offices for the Feb. 15 spring primary election.
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