City of Eau Claire considers extended early-voting hours

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – With high voter turnout expected for the 2020 elections, the city is considering extended early-voting hours.

City Clerk Carrie Riepl included $8,000 in the 2020 budget proposal to cover the manpower costs.

Right now, early voting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To accommodate 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workers, Riepl would like to keep her office open until 8 p.m. one week prior to smaller-turnout elections and three weeks before the November presidential election.

The proposal will be part of the proposed budget which is slated for final approval on November 12.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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