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During the last presidential elections Waukesha County was known for what?
Highest percentage of electors voting Republican?
Last county in state to submit results?
Highest campaign contributions per capita?
Highest turnout of voters in the country?
Most right-ins for Al Gore?
Highest percentage of absentee votes?
I've been hearing about a predicted turnout next Tuesday of anywhere from 75% to 80% of eligible voters. Seems really high to me, but there is a lot of interest this year, for many reasons. Last night at City Hall we were told by County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus that Waukesha County had the nation's highest voter turnout in 2004 - 96.8%. And it's expected to be even higher this year!
Please, please, please... if we lose the highest voter title by one voter... don't be that one. If you don't like waiting in long lines, City Hall is open for absentee voting until Monday night. Thousands in Waukesha already have voted.
Here's something you probably didn't know: you can vote more than once. That's right, you can vote more than once, it just can't be counted more than once. You can vote at the polls on Tuesday if you already voted absentee. If you change your mind after voting absentee, just show up before your ballot is logged into the poll books and go ahead and vote again.
Finally: polls are official "public places" and anyone is free to observe. If you're curious about the tallying process, or just want to see how alert someone looks after a 16 hour shift, be sure to drop in after the polls close at 8:00. I'm sure they'd be sooo happy to see you.