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Daffy idea? Wisconsin voter wants to bring ducks to election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A voter in a tiny northeast Wisconsin town wants to bring ducks to the polling station along with a sign that reads: “If you don’t vote, you can’t squawk.” Winneconne town clerk Yvonne Zobel says the voter asked town officials Tuesday for permission to bring three caged ducks and the sign to the town hall during the November election. Zobel ducked giving an answer initially, opting to check with the Wisconsin Elections Commission before responding to the voter’s request. It advised her to keep the ducks at least 100 feet away from the polling booths so that they wouldn’t be disruptive to voters. Zobel says she’s going to tell the voter everyone likes the idea, but maybe it makes more sense to have the ducks someplace else “where it would prompt somebody to go out and vote.”