Record Turnout Expected in Recall Election
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GREEN BAY - Tuesday's historic recall election is expected to bring out a lot of voters. The State Elections Board is predicting close to 3 million people will hit the polls. Monday, workers at the Brown County Clerk's Office were doing what they could to make sure they were ready for Tuesday's rush.
Brown County Clerk Darlene Marcelle has helped to run a number of different elections, but she expects that Tuesday's will be different from the rest.
"We have a job to do. We run the elections, and I have a great staff that does a good job. It has been exciting," said Marcelle.
When it comes to registered voters in Brown County, Marcelle expects that turnout will be high.
"I'm looking at around 78 percent," said Marcelle.
Many voters say their minds have been made up for quite some time.
"I'm fairly certain that Scott Walker is going to win the election whether or not I vote, but I might as well," said Christopher Johnson.
"Tomorrow, I'm definitely voting.. and I'm voting for Tom Barrett. I think it's important to vote. There's been times when I haven't been a fan of either candidate, but I still think it's really important to vote," said voter April Doney.
Whoever you vote for, election directors like Marcelle and Karen Beno, who is in charge of printing the ballots for Brown County, will be working together to make sure everything runs smoothly.
"We're going to be going steady from 7am until 8pm, so we've got two shifts going tomorrow. We're each going to be working about a 12 hour day," said Beno.
Leading up to Tuesday, more than 103,000 ballots have been printed for Brown County alone. Reports show that more than 206,000 Wisconsin voters have already cast their ballots by voting absentee.