Strong early voting numbers across Northeast Wisconsin

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Green Bay, Wis. (WBAY) – New numbers released by the state Elections Commission show that 70,740 absentee ballots have been cast across the state.

More than half of those ballots cast in Wisconsin so far have been done in person. Nearly a third of those have come from Milwaukee and Dane counties.

So far in Brown County they are close to 5,000 in person absentee ballots returned – with a total of about 8,500 that were sent out.

Green Bay’s City Clerk says out of the over 3,000 absentee ballots they’ve sent – just over 900 people have voted in person so far.

In Neenah, they’ve had about 500 in-person absentee ballots returned with about 1,200 mailed out.

Outagamie County is checking in with about 2,700 absentee ballots so far out of about 5,000.

We also checked in with De Pere. The city clerk there says they have had 477 in person voters with 673 returned absentee ballots. There were 1,091 sent out.

For a full list of absentee ballot numbers across the state click here.

In-person absentee voting hasn’t started everywhere. For example, Appleton and Oshkosh start early voting on October 17.

A federal court ruling threw out a state law that had limited in-person early voting to the two weeks prior to the election.

As of Friday, about 38,800 in-person absentee ballots in Wisconsin had been cast out of the 70,740 total.