Voters notice higher turnout than expected

After a record number of early votes were cast in Wisconsin, those waiting until Election Day think there may be another record broken. 

"Turnout was pretty heavy compared to what I experienced in past years," Erik Anderson of Brookfield said. 

"This is the biggest by far," Chris Labonte of Brookfield said. "No question."

People in Brookfield were lined up well before the polls opened at 7:00 a.m. 

The line included Senate nominee Leah Vukmir. She spent about a half hour in the line to vote, presumably for herself. She jokingly told TODAY'S TMJ-4 she wouldn't reveal her vote. 

Her opponent, Tammy Baldwin, joined the more than half million early voters in the state last week when she cast her ballot in Madison. 

"I should have done early voting," Jeanette Cork of Brookfield said. "I made a mistake. But that's ok. At least I got out today."

A combination of weather and high turnout had some questioning whether they should have joined in on early voting. But it wasn't going to stop them from coming out on the big day. 

"I just feel like today's the day it's supposed to be done," Andrew Fox of Waukesha said. 

"I want the kids to be involved in the things we do," Walter Weigle of Waukesha said. 
Weigle and his wife had their two and four year olds in tow. While they are over a decade from casting their first ballot, the parents want to make sure they instill their duty as citizens early. 

"They'll remember coming out to these throughout their live because we'll bring them," Rebekah Weigle said. 

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