(Juneau) Voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary election was higher than the previous primary. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson says voter turnout was just over 20-percent with 10,003 (ten-thousand and three) ballots cast. In February 2018, when there was a justice of the supreme court race, there were around 7400 ballots cast. She attributes the increase to the race for Beaver Dam mayor.
Gibson says her office has one election under its belt and three more to go this year, culminating in November’s presidential election. She says Tuesday night was a good chance for poll workers to get back into the swing of things after a quiet 2019 and it also gave new poll workers a chance to learn how things run during a less busy election.