More than 547K ballots cast: Wisconsin absentee voting breaks midterm record

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If you're in line at 7 p.m., you can vote. "The dryer, the crisper the ballot is, the less issues you're going to have with the machine".

As you go out today to cast your vote, there are many things you need to keep in mind.

If your polling place is not accessible, you can vote at a nearby accessible poll. She and her boyfriend spent about four hours researching all of the issues before filling it out, she said.

"This will expedite the process", Jefferson said. But some towns may not have heeded the advice of the state officials to treat this midterm election as though it would have the turnout of a presidential year.

Provisional ballots - or those that have come under question - will not be available until two weeks after the election, when the procedure for addressing them is completed, Wyckoff said. The deadline to return a ballot through one of the county's ballot drop boxes is 8 p.m. Wind gusts could reach 40 to 50 miles per hour as the line of storms moves through this afternoon, Okulski said.

A volunteer at the polling station at Atherton High School said there appeared to be more voters than in past midterm elections. Most people who will have ended up voting in this election have still not voted. After months of campaigning and dozens of polls, voters get the final say. "We really wanted to insure that Central Iowans that want to vote have a way to get there", DART's Marketing and Communications Director, Erin Hockman said. As a result, poll workers told voters to leave and return later.

Statewide, 2,070,936 registered Democrats, 2,049,181 Republicans and 986,963 unaffiliated voters have already voiced their choice.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The figures, as of October 26, show an increase of approximately 23,000 mail-in ballots over the last midterm election, 2014. In person voting ends November 3.

"There certainly has been a lot interest in this election", Wyckoff said Monday morning. As of Saturday, the Associated Press reported more than 30 million Americans had cast their ballots early, with at least 28 states having surpassed their 2014 early votes. He had filled out a sample ballot before arriving, following endorsements from groups that he trusts, he said, so voting didn't take him much time.

The state election commission's numbers include mail-in absentee ballots but don't break down voting by age or other demographic information.

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