MADISON (WKOW) -- Local election officials say voting has been running smoothly throughout the day.
As of 4:00 p.m., the City of Madison reported a 24 percent voter turnout, and Dane County reported about 30 percent. Those numbers will continue to rise until the polls close.
According to the Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl, no major problems have been reported. She said there has been some confusion over crossover voting, however.
"Whenever we have a partisan primary there is some confusion and the nice thing about going to the polls to vote is that if you mark your ballot in a way that it's not going to be able to count those votes, it will spit the ballot back out at you so you have the chance to get a second ballot and make a correction," Witzel-Behl said.
Crossover voting is allowed in Tuesday's primary. Normally, crossover voting is not allowed. In a regular primary, voters have to pick a Republican or Democratic ballot.
All of the races are on one ballot and are considered to be separate recall races. Voters can only vote for one candidate in each race.
Four Democrats are running to unseat Governor Scott Walker. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, state Senator Kathleen Vinehout and Secretary of State Doug La Follette have all entered the race. Gladys Huber is a Republican running as a Democrat.
Governor Walker faces opposition in the GOP primary from Arthur Kohl-Riggs, an opponent running as a Republican.
Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and three Republican state senators are also facing recall elections. There is also an election in a fourth Senate district where the Republican incumbent resigned.
The Government Accountability Board says they expect about a 35 percent voter turnout.
Polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
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