Fifteen days remain until the recall election, as the first day of early voting started around the state Monday.
For the earliest of early voters, absentee ballots may look and feel slightly different. But clerks said those early votes will count just as much as the ones cast on June 5.
Scores of early voters filed into the Madison City Clerk's Office on Monday.
"I'm here to exercise my right to vote," said Madison resident Norbert Lovata. "I'm a Vietnam veteran and strongly believe you have to take an active role in government."
"It's been a really busy morning," said Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl. "And as we arrived in the office this morning, there were voters lined up in the hallway, but we got the line down pretty quickly, and it's been very steady with people coming to vote absentee."
But ballots may have looked a little different for the very first ones looking to vote early.