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Baldwin joins volunteers to encourage people to vote

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Volunteers braved the elements on Tuesday night to get people to the polls before they close at 8:00 p.m.

Dozens of people gathered at a Madison home for canvassing event. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was there to kick it off. Volunteers will be going door to door until the polls close. 

They are motivating people who haven't voted to head over to their local polling place and make their vote count. 

"This is people's opportunities to speak, to exercise their rights and we can really see progress for Wisconsin if people participate," said Baldwin.

The event was part of the Get Out and Vote Initiative.

"People should get out and vote up until 8 o'clock. Stay in line. If you're in line at 8, it probably won't be a very long line. Get out and vote, you can register at the polls," said volunteer Eric Sundquist.

Across the state today, community teams held similar events to encourage their neighbors to get out and vote.

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