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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

 11:31 AM 

Turnout at least 10 percent, but final numbers won't be known for a while

Yesterday's turnout will fall short of the 15 percent the GAB predicted heading into Tuesday, but it make take a while before that finally tally is known.

By one measure, at least 10 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the primary, though GAB spokesman Reid Magney said that final number will likely be higher.

The state treasurer's office was the only statewide race in which both major parties had contested races. Combined, 446,435 votes were cast in those primaries, according to unofficial returns.

That amounts to just more than 10 percent of the state's 4.4 million eligible voters; 15 percent turnout would be about 660,000 votes.

Still, Magney pointed it out there are likely a number of voters who went to the polls yesterday, but didn't cast ballots in the primaries for treasurer while voting in higher-profile races like the Milwaukee Court sheriff primary.

A final tally won't be known until after the county canvasses are completed. Those are due to the GAB Aug. 22.

-- By JR Ross


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