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What You Need to Know About Early Voting

Posted at 7:28 PM, Oct 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 23:47:32-04
At the Kimberly Village Hall there's no shortage of early voters.
 
"We're about 17 percent of our registered voters have already voted," explained Village of Kimberly deputy clerk, Vicki Tessen.
 
That number is above the Wisconsin state average of around 11 percent registered voters already voting early.  The numbers mean good things according to Tessen.
 
"This saves time on election day and if enough people vote early, election day is just like any other slow election because half the people have already voted, your numbers have gone down and the lines go quick," said Tessen.
 
Wally Doszak, who's voting early for the first time this year says it's pretty easy.
 
"You just fill out your name, your address, you sign your sheet, they give you a ballot, fill out your ballot, fold it, you put it in an envelope and it's completed," said Doszak.
 
To get registered and to vote you'll also need a photo ID, it's required. Acceptable forms are driver's license, military ID card or a Department of Transportation issued ID.
 
If you're planning to vote early and in person, you have until Friday November 4 to cast your ballot.  If you're mailing in your ballot the clerk's ask that it's postmarked no later than Monday October 31 to make sure it gets to their office in time to be counted.
 
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