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Wed Oct 26, 2022, 08:48 AM

Early in person voting?

Does WI have this? I'm only seeing early absentee voting.

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newdayneeded Oct 2022 OP
BlueGreenLady Oct 2022 #1
Wild blueberry Oct 2022 #2
sybylla Oct 2022 #3
newdayneeded Oct 2022 #4
milestogo Oct 2022 #5

Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2022, 09:01 AM

1. In my state, you have to fill out an absentee ballot request at the County Auditor's office

in order to vote in person on the same day. So early absentee voting is the same as early in person voting. Best if you call your Auditor's office at the County Courthouse and ask.

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2022, 11:49 AM

2. In WI rural towns, early voting is by absentee ballot

Our municipal clerks are part time. We set up the voting machine for Election Day, not before.
A poll worker

(Not sure what the cities do.)

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Wed Oct 26, 2022, 02:38 PM

3. YES - YES - YES - GO VOTE NOW

In WI, anyone can go to their municipal clerk's office (or call and make an appointment if your municipal clerk doesn't have office hours like mine.) It is basically the same ballot and process that you get through absentee voting, but doing it in front of clerk who acts as your witness.

Edited to add, as someone else commented on this:

I live in a rural township and I have voted early in-person. I just call my clerk and make an appointment. Sometimes, if she has enough people, she will meet them at the town hall on a Saturday or Sunday. You DO NOT have to live in a city or village to do this.

I say all this as a poll worker for over a decade. Anyone can vote early in Wisconsin. It's just if you live in a rural area, you may need to put in a little more work to make it happen. OTOH, you can probably get a weekend or after work appointment in rural areas where that would be less likely in cities with office hours.

FYI, before the Wis GQP perverted our election laws, you could vote early in-person as soon as the absentee ballots were available (a month ago). Now, you can only do so 2 weeks before election day. The window just opened. It closes 5pm on November 4th.

GO VOTE NOW!

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Response to sybylla (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 26, 2022, 05:59 PM

4. Perfect,

thanks for the info!

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Response to newdayneeded (Original post)

Thu Oct 27, 2022, 08:49 AM

5. Depends where you live - you can look it up here

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