Elections officials are reporting strong interest in early voting ahead of Wisconsin's April 5th primary.
Milwaukee Election Commission executive director Neil Albrecht tells WTMJ radio early voter turnout is up more than 400 percent over previous presidential primaries in 2008 and 2012.
In Appleton, the line outside the city clerk's office has been steady with voters who don't want to wait until Tuesday to cast their ballot.
Clerk Cami Lynch tells WBAY-TV the number of early voters is double the number in the last presidential primary.
Neenah City Clerk Patty Sturn says she's had a lot of new voters register. She says the political ads and debates have drawn increased interest.
Wisconsin's stature in Republican politics and its position on the primary calendar have elevated its importance. Early voting ends Friday.