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UPDATE: Spring Election Voter Turnout

MADISON (WKOW) -- Across southern Wisconsin, voter turnout depended on where yo live and what's on the ballot.

Voter turnout was highest in those communities with school referenda on the ballot.

The numbers are still coming in, but places like Brodhead, Orfordville, Reedsburg, Barnaveld, Portage and Waunakee, at last check, had turnout rates between 20 and 40 percent.

In many cases, those communities are making multimillion dollar decisions about improving their schools.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Today is the spring election, and if you haven't voted yet, you've got less than two hours to do so before the polls close.

Voters will elect a court of appeals judge tonight, and will decide whether to spend millions of dollars to improve schools.

With no statewide races on the ballot, turnout so far, a lot lower than, say a November race.

The Dane County clerk reports Madison's turnout at only three percent.

In cities and towns where school referenda are on the ballot, places like Brodhead, Orfordville, Reedsburg, Barnaveld, and Portage -- all are reporting at least 20 percent of registered voters showed up.

Waunakee reported 15 percent turnout as of this afternoon, and clerks say it's on the rise.

Voters here in Madison say if there aren't any high profile races or issues in your area, there's no excuse not to cast your ballot.

These numbers are changing as people head home from work.

Polls close statewide at 8 o'clock tonight.

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