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In-person absentee voting underwaySubmitted: 10/23/2014

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STATEWIDE - You can vote in the upcoming election before November 4th. In-person absentee voting started Monday.

Northwoods clerks say the process has been going smoothly.

Voters don't need a photo ID for this election because the US Supreme Court blocked a law requiring one for this election. But some people have still been confused about whether they need a photo ID.

"We have a lot of permanent absentees - elderly people - who have trouble getting out of their homes and for a while there they were worried that their vote wouldn't count. They had been sent a ballot but they were coming in here, in person, trying to make sure we had that so that their vote would be good," said City of Rhinelander Clerk Val Foley.

The City of Rhinelander has had about 35 people complete in-person absentee voting. The clerk has also mailed out more than 300 absentee ballots to voters.

You should know a few things if you plan to vote absentee:


- "You need to be registered to vote. You have to be a resident of the place that you're in for at least 28 days before the election," Foley explained.

- All voters need proof of residence to register to vote.

- Voters must go to their city or township clerk, not their county clerk, to request an absentee ballot.

- You can do in-person absentee voting until next Friday, October 31st at 5 p.m.

- You should call your local clerk for office hours.

- People can also request a mailed absentee ballot. They have until next Thursday at 5 p.m. to make that request.

You can find more information on the State Government Accountability Board's website. A link to that website is below.

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