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Passions flare as voters get to the polls at record pace

Posted at 4:52 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 18:19:40-05

MEQUON - Voters on all sides know the stakes are high this Election Day, as Wisconsin could influence the balance of power on a national level. 

We visited Mequon where the city clerk there expects and 80 percent turnout.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission reports more than 565,000 absentee ballots have been returned for the Nov. 6 election. That crushed the 2014 statewide record for the midterm.

We met Charles Christensen after he voted for the first time in Wisconsin who said, "It's a crucial time to vote. We're all going to make a difference." 

Environmental issues pushed him to the polls. We found the biggest election issue people in Southeast Wisconsin are searching for on Google was healthcare followed by immigration.

It's important to remember you will still be allowed to vote if you are in line before the clock strikes 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.