Nearly 150,000 people have voted absentee so far

In person absentee voting ends Friday

The candidates have said turnout will decide who wins this upcoming gubernatorial election, and they’re getting people to the polls early.

The Government Accountability Board says nearly 150,000 people have voted absentee so far. More than 5,000 of those are La Crosse County voters, according to the county clerk.

The clerks have been noticing a definite uptick in people voting early compared to past elections.

“I think there’s just so much of a push from the candidates themselves and the other organizations out there to get people to the poll now in case something happens on election day and they’re not able to make it to the polls,” said La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.

In person absentee voting ends this Friday at five. The ballots won’t be counted until Election Day, November fourth.