Absentee voting open in La Crosse

Absentee ballots are now available for the upcoming Wisconsin Partisan Primary Election, offering a way for voters to cast ballots prior to the August 14 election without leaving their home.

You do not need to provide a reason for voting early, it is open to any Wisconsin resident registered to vote.

Those interested may either request a ballot by mail or vote in-person at their City Clerk Office.

Though they can be convenient, city officials warn that absentee ballots must be filled out correctly or they don’t count. 

"There could be that situations that happens, that the voter does not have an opportunity to make a correction to the ballot," Teri Lehrke, La Crosse City Clerk, describes.

A chance that is unlikely to happen when voting in the City Clerk Office. 

"If they were voting in person and putting it into a machine, then the machine would kick it out if it was mismarked," Lehrke adds.

To vote in person with an absentee ballot, any City of La Crosse residents can go to City Hall whenever the building is open, but Lehrke advises to double check where to correctly submit your ballot.

"If you are in the Town of Medary, Town of Campbell, Town of Shelby, City of Onalaska, or any other jurisdiction, the in-person absentee voting would take place in that Municipal Clerks Office. Now every Municipal Clerk may set their own absentee hours," Lehrke finishes.

The last day for early voting through in-person absentee is Friday, August 10. 

Visit the La Crosse City Clerk online.

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