In-person early voting begins in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — In-person early voting has begun across Wisconsin, with some people camping overnight outside of city clerk offices to be among the first to cast ballots.
About 75 people were lined up outside the city of Madison clerk’s office before it opened at 8 a.m. Monday.
Sandra Rivera-Derickson arrived at 5:30 a.m. to be the first person in line. The 66-year-old retired teacher says she wanted to make a statement that every vote counts. She voted for President Barack Obama.
The campaigns of both Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney were crisscrossing the state over the weekend and on Monday to encourage people to vote early. The in-person early voting period ends the Friday before the election on Nov. 2.