UNDATED (WSAU) Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, and both state-and-local officials used the occasion to get new voters to start thinking about signing up for November. In Madison state Government Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy predicted that over 3-million Wisconsinites would cast ballots in the presidential contest. The numbers fell just short of 3-million in 2008.
In Neenah, City Clerk Patty Sturn issued a plea for interested voters to register as soon as possible. She told WLUK T-V in Green Bay that her office wants to avoid a log-jam, which could occur if people wait until later in October to register. Sturn said voters could sign up at the polls on Election Day – but with a turnout of up to 80-percent expected, she said they’d probably have to wait in long lines. She said voters can register on-line, by mail, or in person at local clerk’s offices.
Registrations by mail must be postmarked by October 17th – and those who wish to vote early with absentee ballots have until the Friday before the election to do so.
First Lady Michelle Obama plans to talk about voter registration when she speaks at Lawrence University in Appleton on Friday.