In-person absentee voting sets spring record

In-person absentee voting sets spring record

In-person absentee voting in Madison set a new spring election record Friday, city clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl said.

As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, 4,546 people had voted absentee across the city, the most in-person absentee ballots cast for a spring election that didn’t include a presidential primary, she said.

In 2015, 1,461 people cast in-person absentee ballots in Madison, and in 2014 just 339 in-person absentee ballots were cast. In 2016, 5,550 ballots were cast, but that election also featured a presidential primary, Witzel-Behl said.

In-person absentee voting is open this weekend at all Madison Public Library locations and the city clerk’s office, she said, though voter registration is not available. Voters who need to register will be able to do so at the polls on Tuesday.

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