Election officials in La Crosse ready for expenses related to COVID-19

Primary election is August 11th

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Local officials say they are ready to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming election.

La Crosse County’s Clerk says that absentee voting does bring with it an increased expense.

But, money from the CARES Act will help communities to deal with additional expenses for supplies, postage and assistance.

And while voters do have multiple chances to vote this year, having a plan before COVID-19 is helping things now.

“We know how how big the elections are going to be so we budget accordingly to make sure that we have enough for the supplies, for the ballots, anything that is needed for these elections. So it’s planned out ahead of time,” said La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.

The deadline to register to vote online for August’s partisan primary is next Wednesday.