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 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.
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.
It turns out last Thursday (March 22) was the last day for the recall webcam.
Our partners at 5Nines.com, 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.