Counties in southeastern Wisconsin see decline in early voting on Day 2

Posted at 4:31 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 17:33:36-04

MILWAUKEE — Counties in southeastern Wisconsin all saw a decline in the number of in-person absentee voters on Day 2 of early voting - except Racine County.

According to numbers from the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Thursday, a total of 26,938 votes were counted in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine and Sheboygan counties on Wednesday. About 29,515 voters were cast in the same counties on Tuesday, when early voting began.

Racine County was the only county in the area to see an increase in voters on Wednesday, by about 300 votes.

According to the WEC:

County / total votes so far / day 1 / day 2

Milwaukee County: 20320 (Day 1=10340, Day 2=9980)
Waukesha County: 18782 (Day 1=10086, Day 2=8696)
Kenosha County: 5381 (Day 1=2805, Day 2=2576)
Racine County: 7579 (Day 1=3604, Day 2=3975)
Sheboygan County: 4391 (Day 1=2680, Day 2=1711)

A total of 149,856 in-person absentee ballots have been cast in Wisconsin since Tuesday.

The commission says that more than 1,000 of the 1,850 clerks do not have direct access to WEC's system used for preliminary voting data because of their small size.

County clerks and neighboring clerks have to perform data entry tasks on their behalf, meaning there may be more ballots returned than reported.

To view the full report of ballots on the second day of early in-person voting, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website here.

Early voting data for Thursday will be released on Friday.

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