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Voter turnout on Tuesday just under 20%


MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board reports unofficial statewide voter turnout was 19.3% for Tuesday's Spring Election, just below the Board's projected turnout of 20%.

In comparison, turnout in the April 2011 election, which included a hotly-contested Supreme Court race, was 34.3%, and turnout at the November 2012 Presidential Election was 70.1%.

Unofficial turnout numbers are based on unofficial vote totals in the statewide Wisconsin Supreme Court race, reported Wednesday by the Associated Press. Those numbers show Justice Pat Roggensack and Ed Fallone received a combined 844,629 votes, not including write-ins, with 99% of precincts reporting.

The board expects the official number will be higher once the total number of ballots cast is reported. 
Wisconsin has an estimated 4,378,741 eligible voters age 18 and older. 
The GAB says it doesn't calculate turnout based on registered voters, since that number is a moving target, and can change on election day.
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