Clerks say many people voting early

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) — America is now just two weeks from the presidential election and early in-person voting is beginning to pick up in some area municipalities.

Local election clerks said they are ready for Election Day.

As that day draws nearer, the number of people stopping in to vote is growing.

“There haven’t been lines yet. We’re anticipating, of course, on Election Day and as it goes closer that we will have more people,” said Shelby Johnson with the City of Kewaunee.

“The volume of people I’m getting in here on a daily basis is increasing,” Sherri Konkol, Village of Denmark clerk, said.

Many communities said they are seeing at least as many people casting their votes early as they did in 2012.

“Just ordered more ballots in anticipation of more in person voting,” Konkol said.

85 of the 1,250 registered to vote in Denmark have already cast a vote.

“We’re going to get quite a few more next week actually,” Konkol said. “Four years ago there was 148 [who cast votes early] and of those 148, 140 of them were in person.”

In Kewaunee, city officials tell a similar story.

Many of the 1,500 registered voters have already voted.

“We’ve gotten a huge turnout already of 160 people so far, so I’d say it’s going pretty well,” Johnson said.

In Allouez, the clerk tells Action 2 News there is a steady number of voter.

2,021 have requested absentee ballots and 1,868 of those have been returned.

Four years ago, 3,693 people casted votes early.

The village expects a similar number this year.

Early voting in Howard opened Monday and 269 voted the first day.