GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) - A steady stream of voters moved in and out of the Green Bay City Clerk's Office Wednesday morning.
"I expected, because this is kind of a contentious election, that there was going to be long lines," voter Mark Marklein remarked. "But it's not too bad."
"One guy came in Monday and said, 'I plugged the meter for two hours' and he was in and out within 10 minutes," Clerk Kris Teske said.
Teske said the process is running smoothly, although numbers after the first two days of early in-person voting aren't earth-shattering. On Monday, 375 people cast their ballots. On Tuesday, 368. Teske said to reach 2008 numbers, the office needs to average about 400 voters a day over the two week period.
And if history repeats itself, she thinks it'll happen.
"I figured that's how it would start out," said Teske. "Now we'll just get really crazy busy next week, but we're averaging right where I thought we would be."
Over in Appleton, vote totals so far are about half of what clerk Char Peterson was anticipating. But she's also expecting things to pick-up next week.
"The first couple of days starting out, I expected them not to be as heavy," Peterson said. "As the week goes on and into next week, I think some people are busier during the beginning part of the week so I'm expecting more to turn out later and next week to be a lot busier."
Voters are just happy for the option.
"It's good," added Marklein. "I can be guilt-free if my guy loses because at least it's not my fault."
Early voting runs through Friday, November 2nd at all municipal clerk's offices.