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Election voting under way in Wisconsin

Early voting under way for next month's Wisconsin primary

Election voting under way in Wisconsin

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - In two weeks Wisconsin voters will finalize the ballots for the upcoming general election.

The primary races will decide who takes on officials like Representative Ron Kind and Governor Scott Walker.

People looking to avoid the polls on August 12 can go into their city or town hall and cast an early absentee ballot.

It's the first election since the Legislature put limits on the process. In-person absentee voting can only be conducted during the two business weeks prior to an election. The process is the same as if you would head to a poll.

However the city clerk won't count the early ballots until election day.

There is one major difference between this election and Novembers.

"Voters should designate their party preference and only vote within one party, and the party's are indicated here at the top. In the August election, they have to stay within one party only," said La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke.

In La Crosse early absentee voting is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until August 8.

The Government Accountability Board is anticipating a 15-percent voter turnout.

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