MADISON (WKOW) — Tens of thousands of people have turned out to vote early in Madison ahead of the midterm election.
Early voting ended on Sunday. 626 people voted on the final day of early voting. The city of Madison issued 47,500 absentee ballots overall. Nearly 45,000 have been returned to be counted.
The city clerk’s office says 37,314 people voted in-person. That’s just about 20,000 shy of the number who voted early in the 2016 presidential election, which usually has higher turnouts, and more than four times higher than the 8,811 people who voted early in the 2014 midterms.
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A big thank you to @madisonlibrary, Streets East, @UWMadison and @EdgewoodCollege for helping facilitate the right to vote! Although the lines grew longer each day this past week, we saw nothing like the three-hour lines we used to see downtown for fall elections. For comparison:6:40 PM - Nov 4, 2018
There is no in-person absentee voting Monday. If you haven’t voted yet, you’ll have to do so on election day. You can also register at the polls. Click here for information on your polling place and what’s on your ballot.
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