If you would like to vote in the presidential election before November 8, your window of opportunity opens Monday.

Absentee voting within La Crosse County starts Monday.

Voters in La Crosse and Onalaska can stop into their respective city clerk offices to cast their ballots.

In-person absentee voting runs for three weeks, coming to a close on Friday Nov.  4.

Officials encourage voters to vote early because of the long lines expected on Election Day.

"The payback is that we don't have everybody in line on Election Day so it does relieve a little bit of the lines there. We experience a lot of lines the way it is so you can just see how much worse it would be if we had everybody there, including all the people that are voting absentee," Onalaska City Clerk Cari Burnmaster said.

However, in-person absentee voting doesn't start for everyone Monday.

If you would like to know when you can vote absentee, you should call your local municipal clerk's office.