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Early voting heavy in La Crosse County



One-fourth of the registered voters in La Crosse County have already cast ballots for the November election, according to the county clerk’s office. 

Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer says 20,000 ballots have been returned to election clerks in the county, two weeks before the official election day, representing a 26 per cent turnout already. 

Dankmeyer has received over 29,000 requests for the absentee ballots, so that means 67 per cent of them have been filled out and returned. 

Tuesday was the first day for early in-person voting in Wisconsin, and the clerk’s office counted at least 300 voters during the early hours in Onalaska, and about 200 in Shelby. 

Dankmeyer expects to have more complete numbers for Tuesday’s first-day turnout sometime on Wednesday. 

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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