December 21, 2014

Wisconsin voters cast record number of ballots

The state Government Accountability Board says Wisconsin voters set a record in the November 6th presidential election.

The GAB says 3,071,434 votes were cast in Wisconsin in the race for President. It’s the highest number of votes ever cast for a single office in a statewide election in Wisconsin history.

The turnout rate of 70.14 percent of eligible voters was the fourth highest percentage since the state started keeping records in 1948.

GAB director Kevin Kennedy says the numbers reflect the publics’ “deep-rooted commitment” to participate in selecting their leaders.

The board on Thursday also certified the official results for the November 6th election.