The Democratic strongholds of Dane and Milwaukee Counties are leading the state in early voting, according to data posted Thursday on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website. According to the Associated Press, 59,800 ballots have been cast in Dane and Milwaukee Counties, making up 29.5 percent of the 202,700 early votes cast so far statewide. The Republican stronghold counties of Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee have recorded 24,400 ballots so far, or just 12 percent of the total votes cast so far.
Absentee and early voting ballots must be received by November 8, a change from the past when they could be postmarked by Election Day and received by the following Friday.
Visit the My Vote Wisconsin website for information on early voting. Due to recent court decisions resulting from a lawsuit by One Wisconsin Now, early voting dates in advance of this fall’s elections have been extended and vary by community, and it’s important to watch carefully for what those dates are in your community. Find out more about this fall’s elections at weac.org/elections.
This week, WEAC President Ron Martin took advantage of the opportunity to vote early in Eau Claire and posted this on his Facebook page: