400-500 people a day voting early in La Crosse

Published On: Nov 01 2012 10:55:32 PM CDT   Updated On: Nov 02 2012 07:28:16 AM CDT
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

Friday is the last day people can vote early. That's when early in-person absentee voting ends.

Voters have been taking advantage of the chance to cast their ballots early.

The La Crosse city clerk says between 400-500 people a day are voting at city hall.

But while thousands of absentee ballots have been filled out already, they won't be counted until election day. "What happens is, they come and vote absentee here, the ballots are secured and then I do deliver the ballots to the polling places on election day, but depending on how busy it is on election day, the poll workers may not get to them until after 8 o'clock," said City Clerk Teri Lehrke.

City of La Crosse residents can vote at city hall between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can register at the same time, just bring a proof of residency with you.

It's estimated 20% of voters in Wisconsin will cast their votes early.