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Voting heavy in Kenosha and Racine

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6 p.m. -- G.A.B. is receiving reports of heavy voting in Southeast Wisconsin with some polling places in Racine and Kenosha being close to running out of ballots. We have been advised that Racine is currently printing more ballots.


Update -- 5 p.m.

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We've been in a slower voting period this afternoon, but voting is expected to pick up again after people get off work and finish supper.

Some fact and figures about voting in Wisconsin:

Election update -- 3 p.m.

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Wisconsin voters continue going to the polls this afternoon, and so far we are not aware of any major issues.

We do not have any numbers on turnout -- just annecdotal reports that turnout continues to be heavy around the state.

We have seen some minor issues around the state of the kind that we would expect on a big Election Day -- some voting equipment issues that are being handled by municipal clerks.

Voting continues to be strong

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At 12:30 p.m. -- Voter turnout in Wisconsin continues to be strong today, despite the precipitation in some parts of the state. The G.A.B. is predicting an overall turnout of 70 percent of eligible voters (approximately 3 million votes).

Generally, voters and observers are being well-behaved at the polls, and we are not hearing of any major problems. While there have been a few isolated issues with voting equipment malfunctions (jammed ballots, etc.), they are being addressed.

Our staff continues to be busy assisting people who are calling in with questions about voting.

Voting off to good start in Wisconsin

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Voting got off to a good start in Wisconsin as polling places opened around the state at 7 a.m.

As of 9:45 a.m., the Government Accountability Board has not received reports of any major problems that would significantly impact voting. Phones are busy here at the G.A.B. with staff assisting voters on a variety of individual issues.

Check back for additional updates.

Election Day Updates

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Check here on Election Day for updates on voting in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin does not have an Election Night reporting system for unofficial returns. Please visit a news media website where Associated Press results are reported. 

Top 12 FAQs for November 6 General Election

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G.A.B. Director and General Counsel Kevin J. Kennedy appeared October 16 on Wisconsin Eye's Newsmakers program to discuss the most frequently asked questions about the November 6, 2012 General Election.

Click here to watch at

Recall Cam comes to an end, center prepares to shut down

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It turns out last Thursday (March 22) was the last day for the recall webcam.

Our partners at, who provided the streaming video of operations at the Recall Processing Center for free, needed their server for an event on Friday. We were going to set it back up on Tuesday morning, but since operations will be winding down on Wednesday, it did not make sense to start everything back up again just to shut it down the next day. Today is the last day for temporary staff, and Wednesday will be the last day for G.A.B. staff.

Thank you to:

Webcam working again, moving soon

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The Recall Center webcam is working again after a brief outage Monday afternoon.

Later Tuesday, we will be moving the webcam to the other side of the room to give viewers a better picture of what's happening.

In the meantime, here's a panorama of the Recall Center shot today:

Panorama photo of Recall Center taken 02-28-12


Recall cam down temporarily

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The recall center webcam went down late Monday afternoon, Feb. 27, due to a power failure.  It will be restored as soon as possible.

Thank you.

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