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Fond du Lac voter turnout close to projections
The Reporter. April 7, 2009. By Russell Plummer

Fond du Lac city and county clerks reported Tuesday's election ended with few hiccups along with voter turnouts that nearly matched predictions.

Fond du Lac County Clerk Lisa Freiberg said there was a 24 percent turnout (14,530 votes), one percent short of her estimate.

"(The election) went smoothly," Freiberg said. "We had a few places within the city that were unable to modem, which is basically the same story all the time."

City Clerk Sue Strands said maintenance will be performed on voting machines in September to deal with any issues.

"One of the machines, the screen wasn't working. It could be a broken cord or a broken modem," Strands said.

Strands' 20 percent estimate almost hit the 18 percent (about 11,000 votes) of eligible voters showing up at polls.

Freiberg said write-in votes will be compiled by the municipalities and school districts. Freiberg will be tallying write-ins before a Thursday morning deadline for the state superintendent of public instruction, justice of the Supreme Court and the uncontested races of Fond du Lac County Circuit Court Judge Richard Nuss and Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel.


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