PHOTOS: Cold, wet Election Day doesn't deter local, state voters
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Larry Sisk gets ready to vote in Darien on Election Day. Photos by Terry Mayer.
Travis Quass fills out registration paperwork at the polling place in the town of LaGrange on Election Day. Quass was a first-time voter.
Chris Shields takes his completed ballot to the machine in Lake Geneva.
WALWORTH COUNTY--Cold, wet weather didn't deter Wisconsin voters from turning out in near record numbers on Election Day.
Locally, 88 percent of registered voters cast ballots in Walworth County, according to Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey. That number didn't include voters who registered at the polls on Election Day.
The total of 52,314 votes in Walworth County Tuesday was the highest number since 2002, Bushey noted.
Tight races for president and the U.S. Senate drew a heavy turnout Tuesday in Wisconsin. Government
Accountability Board director Kevin Kennedy says it appears more than 70 percent of Wisconsin's 4.8 million eligible voters cast ballots.
That would be among the biggest turnouts in Wisconsin for presidential elections. In 2008, about 69 percent of eligible voters went to the polls. The State Journal says top turnouts of about 73 percent happened in 2004 and in 1960.