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Primary Election Day: Voters across Northeast Wisconsin cast their ballots

Primary Election Day: Voters across Northeast Wisconsin cast their ballots
Posted at 4:56 PM, Aug 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-09 17:56:31-04

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (NBC 26) — It is primary election day in the Badger State and voters across Northeast Wisconsin have eagerly cast their ballots.

In Green Bay, people came in to cast their vote.

Primary Election Day: Voters across Northeast Wisconsin cast their ballots
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Poll officials said that while it's been busy, the turnout doesn't compare to what it's usually like during a presidential election.

"People tend to vote more for the presidential election which I think is kind of silly,” said Ann Hartman, Chief Inspector for Ward 15.

Hartman said she believes it is equally as important to vote in a primary election.

"Because you then do get to choose who's going to be on the ticket,” Hartman said.

In Appleton, voters NBC 26 talked to said they wanted the chance to be heard.

Primary Election Day: Voters across Northeast Wisconsin cast their ballots

“So that someone doesn’t slip through who you don’t expect,” said Howard Schmitt.

“The leaders of our country are what form us and lead our country in the direction which is going. And I have some pretty strong opinions about how I’d like this country to be run and the values of the country,” said Mary Kaykoller who came out to vote.

“We feel that it’s our civic responsibility to vote for those that we feel represent ourselves in the legislature, governor, and whatever position," said John Ponczoch, another voter.

Hartman said Tuesday’s election has turned out to be smooth for Green Bay voters, with people quickly moving in and out.

"It seems well organized. I guess I would say people have seem to be paying more attention because they're not quite as confused as they've been in the past,” Hartman.

Primary Election Day: Voters across Northeast Wisconsin cast their ballots

Besides voters and workers inside the Green Bay polling location, there were also several observers in the room. Observers are there to ensure an impartial and accurate election.