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Election day is still few weeks away.
but voting in La Crosse is already underway.
News eight's Eric Jacobson joins us now to explain.
Voters in Wisconsin have the opportunity to vote early.
in what's called 'in-person absentee voting'.
Recent changes to the rules allow municpal offices
to begin that process when they deem it necessary.
in the case of La Crosse.
three weeks before election day.
And voters say they're excited to skip the long lines.
come November 8th.
It's your right, and you should vote!
La Crosse resident Lynn Miller is more than eager
to cast her vote.
She says the current political climate is a big reason
she came early.
It's over for me.
No more arguing.
I don't want to talk about it.
Laughs This is my last discussion! Laughs
Miller was one of many voters at a City Hall Monday.
waiting to have their say on the election.
We had probably 40 people in line at this morning.
Edit It's been a busy morning for us.
And it's been steady.
in-person absentee voting allows anyone eligible to
A lot of people don't want to stand in the long lines
on election day, so a lot of them will vote absentee
so they can avoid the long lines.
There are also a number of people who simply will
not be here on election day.
It's five stations, and each station is staffed by
our election officials, so the people that do work
Besides giving residents an earlier chance to vote.
officials say the process is great practice for officials
come Election Day.
This three weeks are excellent training for each of
those workers come election day, they'll have all
this experience behind them from working these three
weeks and be ready for that busy day.
Miller says she would encourage anyone to vote.
either early or on November 8th.
She says the process could not be easier.
I think the people here do a wonderful job.
They're all very kind and helpful.
In LAX, EJ, N8.
Just to be clear.
in-person absentee voting doesn't start for everyone
If you would like to know when you can vote absentee.
you should call your local municipal clerk's office.
What does someone need to bring if they wish to vote
If you are already registered.
all you need to bring is a photo I-D.
If you have not registered.
you will need your photo I-D as well.
If that I-D doesn't not match your current address.
you will need to bring proof of residency.
That includes things like
utility bills or lease agreements.
You can find all
of this information at 'my-vote-dot-W-I-dot-gov'