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Voters turn out to cast their ballots in Brown County

Posted at 7:48 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-05 20:48:35-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning across Wisconsin for Election Day. At First United Church of Christ in Green Bay, officials say by 9:30, they had around 20 voters, which they say is a good turnout. Voters NBC 26 talked to were eager to get out this morning.

“Any vote helps," said Catherine Ruben, a Green Bay voter. "I want to make sure Green Bay is well represented overall… I’m very concerned with the crime, our school children, our learning system, and our infrastructure.”

Each voter turned out to do their civic duty, knowing these local elections still matter.

“Sometimes these local elections have more impact on our daily lives than somebody 100 miles away in Madison or a thousand miles away in Washington,” said Ed Coen, another Green Bay voter.

Though there is a lack of poll workers this Tuesday, one woman can't even remember how long she's been coming out to help.

“It’s a service to our voters," said Jill Verheyen, the Chief Election Inspector for the City and Brown County District 4. “I’ve always worked in the ward I vote out of and live in, so I know most of the voters that come through.”

When asked why others should come out, voters said it's worth their time.

“It only takes about 10 minutes, they make it really easy for you, so it’s worth your effort,” said Coen.

"And even if it’s one subject you’re concerned about, do a little reading on it and if you can just vote on that one it all makes a difference,” said Ruben.

Polls closed Tuesday at 8 p.m. See the results as they're reported here.