MERRILL (WAOW) -- In the midst of the Senate Recall Elections, election leaders said they're seeing a jump in requests for absentee ballots. Officials from the City of Merrill said that's probably because more issues groups are encouraging people to get out and vote. They said those groups are sending out information about absentee voting. City Clerk Bill Heideman said he expects the office to continue to see more of those requests.
"I don't doubt that as elections get closer, we'll have more of them coming in. I know that there's at least two groups out there that have sent absentee request forms to people. So we process them as they come in. It's part of our jobs, it doesn't bother us any," said Merrill City Clerk Bill Heideman.
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