08/11/2020- Tomorrow is Election Day in Wisconsin, though many voters have already cast their ballot in the state’s Primary. Marinette City Clerk Lana Bero says, as expected, they’ve seen an influx of individuals opting to take advantage of early or absentee voting to avoid potential exposure to or transmission of the coronavirus. In fact, she says, the City may be seeing greater participation in this election because of increased communication about how to access alternative voting options, even despite a lack of local contested races appearing on the ballot.
Though Marinette didn’t see nearly as severe of postal service issues that other communities in Wisconsin did involving absentee voting for April’s election, Bero says there were a few complaints that surfaced and that has some residents taking extra steps to ensure their vote is counted.
Voters have until 8 p.m. on Election Day to return absentee ballots, while in-person voting in Marinette will take place from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Community REC Center. Marinette County has requested 9 Wisconsin National Guard members to be split for assistance at physical polling locations in the Cities of Marinette and Peshtigo tomorrow.