Thousands cast in-person ballots ahead of Tuesday's recall election
Annie Scholz reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- An estimated 65 percent of Wisconsin is expected to vote in Tuesday's recall election. And many people wanted to try to avoid any possible election day problems.
In-person early voting ended Friday night in Milwaukee. Shawne Ollins snagged the very last spot in line. "Came from New Berlin, I was rushing from work, coming from work, I didn't think I would make it."
In Milwaukee, well over 8,000 people made it to cast their ballot in person, not to mention the more than 180,000 absentee ballots that are already out across the state.
"We generally don't see this kind of activity for maybe a governor's race. You may see this activity for a presidential," said Sue Edman, executive director of Milwaukee's Election Commission.
For some, coming in early was their only shot. "We're going out of town so i wanted to make sure i voted," said Doris Schoneman.
For Henrietta Arnold, she didn't want to take any last minute chances. "I think it's best to do it early in case anything comes up before Tuesday. You want to get everything out of the way."
One more milestone behind us in an unprecedented show of political support. "I figure why not let my vote count, that vote might be the one that gets my candidate over the hump," said Arnold.
As for all the ballots, they will be stored in a secure location and be held until election day morning when they'll be processed.