President Obama will campaign in Madison on ThursdayWisconsin News
President Obama’s campaign says he’ll use his Madison visit on Thursday afternoon to encourage his supporters to register and vote early. He outside of Bascom Hall at the top of a large hillside plaza on the UW campus.
An approaching cold front could make conditions wet and windy for President Obama’s campaign stop on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison on Thursday.
The National Weather Service is predicting a 40-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds could gust up to 25 miles per hour. Umbrellas will not be allowed.
The President will have left before that same cold front pushes temperatures down from a high in the low 70s on Thursday to the 50s on Friday.
The Obama rally on Bascom Hill is expected to mean big crowds, road closings and traffic at a standstill near the campus. Gates for the event will open at noon.
The last time the president was in Madison two years ago more than 26,000 thousand people showed up.
Get out the vote effort
President Obama’s campaign says he’ll use his Madison visit on Thursday afternoon to encourage his supporters to register and vote early.
Obama plans to speak outside of Bascom Hall at the top of a large hillside plaza on the UW campus.
The Democratic president was in Wisconsin nine days ago for a campaign rally in Milwaukee. His Madison appearance on Thursday comes a day after he and Republican Mitt Romney hold the first of three debates this month.
Absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 elections can be requested now. They must be postmarked by Election Day.
In-person absentee balloting at clerk’s offices begins Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. 2, the Friday before the elections.