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Absentee balloting and streaming meetings: the current state at City Hall



There’s still time to request absentee ballots for the April election in La Crosse County. 

The deadline for that request is April 2nd, but local election officials say you shouldn’t put it off. 

If you want a paper ballot, you can request it by mail, or more quickly, on-line. 

The deadline to register on-line for the April 7th election has been extended to March 30th. 

Registration and voting also can be done at a municipal clerk’s office, such as the La Crosse city clerk office, by appointment.    

Meanwhile, city leaders in La Crosse are making preparations for conducting regular city business during a period of social distancing.

On a typical Monday morning, La Crosse residents can be found at City Hall, asking the board of public works for assistance with snow shoveling, street repairs, or flooded basements. 

But these are not typical times, and starting next week, some La Crosse city meetings will include live-streaming and public comments over the phone. 

Next Monday, March 30th, the public works board is inviting comments on board business at a special phone number. 

Board members are scheduled to review building orders for the La Crosse Center expansion project, and for acquiring right-of-way to property on South Avenue before that road is remodeled.   

  • Please note: Public participation in this meeting can occur via telephone by:
    Call in by Phone (audio only) 1 (877) 422-8614 Meeting extension: 1271327#
    or via live stream in video at
    If you have a question or concern regarding an agenda item, please call 608-789-7500
    or email [email protected] prior to the meeting.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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