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Mukwonago area clerks report high absentee voter numbers

 It's just a few days until the nation heads to the polls, but many Mukwonago area residents have already cast their vote. 

As of last night, the Town of Mukwonago had 1,650 absentee voters. Clerk Kathy Karalewitz said that despite the high number of voters, lines have been moving quickly. On average, the wait has been less than five minutes. Town residents can vote today until 5 p.m.

Yesterday the Town of Vernon had 200 absentee voters, brining the grand total to over 1,500. 

The Village of Mukwonago as issued 1,644 absentee ballots as of Thursday evening, which Clerk Steve Braatz reports is 34.7 percent of their registered voters.  "At times we’ve had lines (5-10 people), and other times not (1 or 2 people).  It has been steady but voters seem to have been coming in bunches," Braatz said.

Village of Big Bend clerk Bobbi Woppert said that they have about 100 absentee ballots.  Seeing as how the village only has around 800 registered voters, "If I have two people at a time I have a lot," she said.

Lake Country Publication will be following the elections next week Tuesday. Look for full reports in your local Lake Country paper.

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