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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

 6:50 PM 

Elections chief predicts voters will still be in line after 8 p.m.

GAB Director Kevin Kennedy says he expects voters in many of the state's major population centers to still be in line waiting to cast ballots after the polls close at 8 p.m.

Kennedy said the agency has received reports that turnout is heavy in Milwaukee and Racine was struggling to keep up with having enough ballots at polling sites. He also said there are similar reports of long lines across the state.

Polls close at 8 p.m., though anyone in line by that time is allowed to cast a ballot.

Kennedy also said election officials have received reports of volunteers wanting to give out food to people waiting in long lines to vote. He said the GAB is telling local election officials if that arises, the food should be turned over to the poll workers to be handed out to voters. Volunteers are not allowed to give good to voters as they wait in line.

"We don’t want any groups giving voters anything," Kennedy said.

-- By JR Ross


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