The Wisconsin Elections Commission a new report says that if voting patterns hold for the November election, the state could see more than 1.8 million requests for mail-in absentee ballots.

“This kind of volume would present terrific challenges for Wisconsin election officials at all levels,” the report said.

To prepare for a potential surge in mail-in ballots, commission officials said they are: “exploring the opportunity” to mail every registered voter an absentee request form; seeking to improve the photo ID upload and confirmation of submission aspects of the online MyVote absentee ballot request system; and revamping the MyVote system so local officials won’t be forced to manually enter data into the voter registration system.

The report also calls for the MyVote system to integrate USPS Intelligent Mail Barcodes to track the delivery status of absentee ballots.

Any action taken by the commission would have to win the support from a majority of commissioners at the meeting on Wednesday. The commission is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.

See the report here.

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