Voter Turnout for Midterms High
Officials from Whiting, Hull and the Village of Plover are all reporting high voter turnout more than one hour before the polls close.
Village of Whiting Clerk Debi Lutz said shortly after 6 PM nearly 700 of about 1200 registered voters had come to the polls.
“It’s going to be way above what GAB (the Government Accountability Board) predicted,” Lutz said. “It’s been very busy.”
Late last week GAB estimated voter turnout to be just over 56 percent. According to Lutz the village has already surpassed that number.
Residents in the Town of Hull showed up in droves as well, voting for the first time in the town’s newly remodeled municipal building. By 6:20, some 2,000 of the town’s 3,200 registered voters had cast their ballots.
The Village of Plover has been seeing a line of voters circling it’s municipal center most of the day, with over 2,000 votes cast and several hundred residents still in line at 7 PM.
“Ya know, I think the TV news folks didn’t take into consideration the silent majority,” said Plover resident Larry Davis. Davis voted early this morning but continued to sit at the Plover Municipal Building to chat with fellow residents and watch the lines grow.
“This is the silent majority,” David said, waving at residents standing in line. “And in the morning, the people running this country will know what we think.”
Voter turnout for Stevens Point is also reportedly higher than usual, and will be compiled later Tuesday night.