High Turnout Expected For Wisconsin Recalls Next Week

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 7:02 am

Turnout for next week’s recall election targeting Gov. Scott Walker is predicted to reach as high as 65 percent.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board issued the forecast on Tuesday, a week before the June 5 vote. The board estimates that between 60 percent and 65 percent of those old enough to vote will cast ballots.

The report did note that it’s hard to know quite what to expect with this being the first recall of this nature in the state’s history.

Turnout is expected to be higher than the nearly 50 percent in the 2010 general election where Walker won, but less than the 69 percent turnout in the 2008 presidential election.

The Associated Press reports that as of midday Tuesday, at least 130,000 absentee ballots had been issued.

Walker will again face Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

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