Turnout at First Lutheran heavy
JANESVILLE – More than 2,000 people had voted at Janesville’s First Lutheran Church as of 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Four wards vote at First Lutheran. Elections inspector Fred Yoss said lines had been out the door much of the morning, but there was little waiting from about 12:30 on. The pace could pick up again as people get off work this evening.
Yoss guessed turnout at First Lutheran would be about 70 percent, which is a lot but not as much as the polling place saw in the 2008 presidential election.
Polls are open statewide until 8 p.m. State law says anyone standing in line when the polls close must be allowed to vote.
A Gazette reporter encountered one frustrated voter who was turned away at Marshall Middle School, which is no longer a polling place. She went to City Hall, where she was told that the new polling place is at Kennedy Elementary School.
Polling places have changed for some since last year. To check for your polling place, call your municipal clerk or go online to vpa.wi.gov.
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