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Voter turnout in Franklin expected to meet or exceed presidential turnout
Cody Holyoke reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
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FRANKLIN- It's election day in Wisconsin. Voters will decide if Scott Walker will remain governor, or if Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will replace him.
They'll also decide if Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch keeps her job and the whether the balance of power in the state Senate will shift.
At the Franklin Municipal Court, TODAY'S TMJ4's Cody Holyoke reports that polling place is packed.
Volunteers told TODAY'S TMJ4 they expect turnout here to meet or exceed the figures for the presidential election four years ago.
Of course, with the long lines comes a long wait time. Many people have waited for more than an hour to cast their ballots in this historic election. Volunteers are working as fast as they can, but in Franklin, they have 25 different ballot styles to divvy out -- four of them at this location.
Still the numbers are high, including hundreds of absentee ballots. It looks close to 1,800 votes in a precinct with 3,700 voters.
Polls in Milwaukee share the situation as extra poll workers have been called in to many precincts there. Volunteers are trying to keep up and keep ballots on hand. Voters, for the most part, told TODAY'S TMJ4 they don't mind the wait.