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Absentee ballots now available for August 14 primary

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – Absentee ballots for the August 14 Primary are now available for Wisconsin residents. Many municipalities are also now offering in-person absentee voting during regular business hours.

Voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot in person should contact their municipal clerk’s office for information about what days and hours they are open for in-person absentee voting, said Meagan Wolfe, the commission’s interim administrator. “If your municipal clerk doesn’t have regular hours scheduled, you can make an appointment to vote absentee.”

The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is Thursday, August 9, but the commission recommends making your request as early as possible to account for possible delays in mail delivery. All absentee ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

The last legal day for in-person absentee voting is Saturday, August 11, though in many places the last day will be Friday, August 10.

In the August 14 Partisan Primary, voters will choose major party nominees for Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator and State Representative. Voters in some counties may have primaries for Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner, as well as local referenda.

Voters can see who is on their ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov.

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