Early voting in full swing with Election Day one week away
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We're now one week out from Election Day, Nov. 3. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden are heavily focused on battleground states, including Wisconsin.
Both candidates will be in the Badger State this week.
Pres. Trump will be in West Salem on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Biden is set to be in Wisconsin Friday. Details of his plans have not been released yet.
The last week of early voting is in full swing in Wisconsin and many people are heading to the polls to cast their ballots.
This comes after the Supreme Court sided with Republicans to prevent election officials from accepting absentee ballots that are received after Election Day. The justices refused to reinstate an order by a lower court that would have allowed mailed ballots to be counted if they were received six days after Nov. 3, because of the pandemic.
Voters say they decided to vote early to avoid the crowds and make sure their ballots were counted.
"For me, early voting was convenient to come out because usually in the last election when I voted things were kind of crazy with all the people that did show up in person but for this year we had the opportunity to vote early which I’m thankful for. We were able to space out people,” Timothy Taylor said.
"Most importantly I think it gives everyone the freedom to come at their own leisure. I’m actually surprised this has not been going on in years past. I think it alleviates a lot of stress for people on voting day of and with the pandemic and everything changing on a daily or weekly basis and the lines could potentially be even longer than the primaries were like,” Murray Hayes said.
Early voting ends Sunday, Nov. 1, and all absentee ballots need to be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.