The April 5 spring election saw the highest turnout percentage in a Wisconsin primary since 1972, and the city and town of Waukesha followed suit with impressive turnout rates of their own at 62 and 67 percent, respectively.

The turnout percentages are a significant increase from 2012 when only 28 percent of registered voters in the city of Waukesha and 35 percent in the town voted in the spring primary.

City of Waukesha's Clerk-Treasurer Gina Kozlik praised her poll workers in handling the lines and in operating new polling machines and the new voter ID law.

Kozlik said there were no major issues with the machines on election day outside of one getting jammed for a brief time at Waukesha West High School.

Kozlik said the machine was not functioning properly for only about 30 minutes.

During this time, Kozlik said voters could place their ballots in a tray or wait for the machine to be up and running. Kozlik said she fixed the issue so a new machine didn't have to be brought in.

Election day also saw Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make a visit to Waukesha.

Trump, who finished a distant second to Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin's Republican primary, spoke to voters outside Fire Station No. 5 for a short time. Kozlik said her office knew the billionaire businessman was coming to Waukesha and she made sure the chief polling inspector at that site knew that Trump couldn't enter the polling location.

According to the Government Accountability Board, a candidate cannot engage in election activities within 100 feet of the polling location. Trump did not violate this rule.

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