'Exceptional' turnout expected for today's primary election

CREATED Aug 12, 2014

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  • Gov. Scott Walker votes in today's primary election at Jefferson Elementary in Wauwatosa.

 The primary election is underway in Wisconsin. Executive Director for the Milwaukee Election Commission Neil Albrecht said things are going smoothly, but there have been a few complaints. 

 
"What we're hearing more than anything is just some voter confusion and even frustration about the partisan primary ballot and how difficult that can be to understand and navigate," Albrecht said. 
 
Albrecht said voter turnout has been higher than usual, perhaps because of the high-profile candidates. 
 
"The turnout has been, I would say, exceptional for a primary," Albrecht said. "Primaries don't historically attract high turnout. We see as low as a ten percent to a twelve percent turnout, but I'm fairly confident we'll see at least a twenty percent (turnout) in the City of Milwaukee."