Municipal clerks in Door and Kewaunee counties are once again sending out a higher than usual number of absentee ballots for the upcoming spring election on April 6th. According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, more than 363,000 people requested ballots for the spring election this year, which is more than double what was requested pre-pandemic in 2019. Kewaunee City Clerk Terri Decur says they have sent out 180 absentee ballots, which is triple what they have distributed in the past. That comes ahead of a number of contested races for Kewaunee Common Council seats. In Sister Bay, Village Clerk Heidi Teich says they have also sent out a higher than usual number of absentee ballots this year compared to the past. With a contested school board race and village board elections coming up, she admits she expected a few more.
Teich added that Chad Kodanko has entered the Sister Bay Village Trustee race as a registered write-in. You can request an absentee ballot through April 1st or in some cases April 2nd. Many municipalities begin allowing early in-person voting beginning on Tuesday through April 4th.