February 8, 2016

In-person absentee voting ends Friday

Many Wisconsinites are taking advantage of a chance to cast their ballot early for the November 6th elections.

State election officials say at least 412,000 people have filed to vote absentee in next week’s election. Of those, about 256,000 have been cast in person at local clerks’ offices.

Reid Magney with the Government Accountability Board says those planning to vote early should know that time is running out. In-person absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. Friday or at the end of the business day, whichever is later. Magney says voters planning to go on the last day should check with their local clerk for hours.

Anyone mailing in an absentee ballot does have a little extra time to get it filled out. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by local clerks no later than Friday, November 9th.

Absentee ballots are not counted until Election Day. Overall, the GAB estimates about three million people will vote in Wisconsin during the November elections.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:01)

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