Less Voter Turnout

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The executive director of the state Elections Board predicts voter turnout for Tuesday's gubernatorial election to be less than average.

Kevin Kennedy says about 40 percent of registered voters will go to the polls. The average is about 43 percent.

But Kenosha clerk Jean Morgan says she expects more people than average to vote. She was the eleventh person in line for the polls Tuesday morning, when she can usually walk right in. And she says phones are ringing constantly with people asking where their polling places are.

Dane County clerk Joe Parisi says turnout was average when the polls opened this morning in Madison. He expects to see 50 percent of Madison voters.