Greendale Election Central 2012
Everything you need to know about what's happening in Greendale on Election Day. We're visiting polls, checking with the clerk and looking for your stories about what happened when you went to vote today.
As Greendale Patch learns the results of Tuesday's election — from the President of the United States to state Senate and Assembly races — we'll update the following table. It will continue to be updated throughout the evening.
Stay tuned to Greendale Patch for all the latest election news.
Note: Once a winner has been declared, his/her name will appear bold faced.
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS
Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Greendale. Congressional and state legislative results are for entire district.
Final results: - results courtesy of FOX 6.
|Race||Pct. reporting||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results|
|U.S. Senate||100%||Tammy Baldwin||3,804||Tommy Thompson||4,777|
|82nd State Assembly District
||100%||Kathleen Wied-Vincent||12,569||Jeff Stone||17,854|
|28th State Assembly District||100%||Jim Ward||34,990||Mary Lazich||60,621|
|1st Congressional District
Update at 7:43 p.m.
Greendale High School, wards 1 and 2, had a high amount of voters and long lines in the morning. Throughout the day lines became steady, said Chief Poll Inspector Terry Patzke.
Out of 1,800 registered voters, Greendale High School had 1,135 voters cast their vote today. There were about 400 absentee voters, said Patzke.
Again, over-voting was an issue at this location as well. People were voting for more than one candidate. Patzke said it was happening pretty often.
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Update at 2:45 p.m.
College Park Elementary has had 806 voters as of this time.
Chief Poll Inspector Duane H. Freitag also said that the line was steady here and there is almost no wait right now. Freitag believes that the voter turn out at College Park will be higher than what the state estimates because it usually is.
College Park has about 1,900 registered voters. He said that 442 College Park voters did absentee.
Like Highland View, some College Park voters have also been over-voting. Ballots have been rejected and a new ballot is issued when this happens.
Update at 2:15 p.m.
There have been 780 people who have voted in the Highland View Elementary polls as of now.
Chief Poll Inspector Lisa Ebert said the lines have been steady. They were busy in the morning but as of now there was almost no line. She expects for it to pick up again later this afternoon.
Ebert said there has also been some confusion with over-voting. People's ballots are being rejected because they are accidentally voting for more than one Presidential candidate.
While the number of voters at this time are extremely similar to those of the recall, Ebert did mention that there were several absentee and early voters so the turnout will probably be larger than the recall.
Highland View, wards 7 and 8, has about 1,955 registered voters.
Update at 12:30 p.m.
As of now, 3,250 people have voted in the Village of Greendale today, said Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Kasza.
The biggest issue seen at the polls is that voters are over-voting for an office. Kasza suggests that people pay attention to the ballot to make sure they are voting for only one candidate per office. There are quite a few candidates for president, so the U.S. Senate ticket is further down the ballot.
"Maybe look at a sample ballot from our website to see exactly what it looks like before going to the polls would help too," Kasza said.
Kasza said the polls seem to be running fine. The long lines were as anticipated between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and are expected to be long again later this afternoon between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Lines at polling locations in schools are being kept inside the buildings, either in the halls or with crowd control posts/tape to make room for everyone in the gyms and to avoid disruptions.
Greendale has received about 2,800 absentee ballots. Combining that with the Election Day votes so far makes about 6,050 votes cast, which is about 62 percent of the registered voters and about 2/3 the number of voters in the 2008 election.
The clerk's office is seeing an increase in the number of new registered voters at the polls.
"So there may be another 3,000 – 4,000 voters still needing to vote later today. It’s hard to call," Kasza said.
Update at 9:30 a.m.
About 250 people had cast their vote at the Greendale Safety Center by about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, said Chief Poll Inspector Paul Elliott.
The Greendale Safety Center polling place covers wards 9 and 10, the largest number of voters in the Village.
Elliot said the line has been steady all day long. The number of voters so far seems to be similar to the turnout for the Scott Walker recall, Elliott said.
There was a line waiting outside today before the polls opened. Elliott also said that about 10 new voters registered.
Voter Margaret Austin said she waited for about 30 minutes, similar to her wait during the recall.
Tuesday is Election Day in Greendale and across the United States, and Patch has everything you need to know before you head to the polls in our Greendale Election Central. Our Wisconsin Election Results story will have results as soon as we get them.
If you need information on where to vote and who’s on the ballot you’ll find it here. And remember to check back throughout the day on Tuesday for updates from the polls and local results once the polls close at 8 p.m.
Be sure to bookmark this page for updates. We'll also have a live blog that you can participate in all day and night Tuesday (note: the blog will go live Tuesday!), and a central page dedicated to all of the hot races in Wisconsin.
- Sample Ballot: To see a sample ballot, go to the state's My Vote Wisconsin website and enter your address.
- Polling locations: Your specific polling location can be found on the My Vote Wisconsin site. Or you can visit the village's elections website for a list of all polling places in Greendale.
- Registering to vote: If you have not yet registered to vote, you have three options:
1) Register by mail by downloading a form from the state's website and mailing to your clerk by Oct. 17
2) Register in person at Village Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2
3) Register at your polling place on Election Day
- Voter ID: Because of recent court rulings, Wisconsin's Voter ID law will not be enforced and you do not need an identification to vote. If you are registering to vote, you will need to bring a proof of residence. For more information on the Voter ID law, visit the state's election website.
On the Ballot
Historical precedent: How will the candidates fare in Greendale? The Bush-Cheney ticket got 58 percent of the vote in 2000 and 2004, while McCain-Palin carried the city with 54 percent in 2008.
Live blog : Patch's team of editors and reporters will be covering Tuesday's election in real-time in our live blog.
Voter fraud or discrimmination? Here's how to report problems.