Nearly 1.9 million absentee ballots returned in Wisconsin

The ballot total is slightly more than two-thirds the vote total from the 2016 presidential election

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Nearly 1.9 million completed absentee ballots are back in the hands of election officials in Wisconsin.

That’s according to Monday morning’s data from the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

That is nearly 42 percent of the voting age population and 51 percent of all registered voters in the state.

It’s also a little more than two-thirds of that ballots cast in the 2016 election.

And as of the most recent information from Minnesota nearly 1.6 million absentee ballots have been accepted in the state.

Details on ballot drop off rules and locations for Wisconsin is available on

Ballots must be returned by the time polls close at eight in the evening.

And for Minnesota, details are available on the Secretary of State’s website.

Mail-in ballots in Minnesota must be returned by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

When results will be available in Minnesota is not yet known.

“If the margin in Minnesota is wide, there will be less likelihood of litigation. If the margin in Minnesota is slim, there will be more likelihood of litigation,” said Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon.

There are about 300,000 absentee ballots still unreturned in Minnesota.