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Will people show up to the polls?



WAUSAU (WAOW)-- April 5th's general election is getting a lot of attention.  One of the most watched races-- the high-profile State Supreme Court race between Incumbent Justice David Prosser and Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg.

Political experts say a lot rides on the vote.

"This election is very important because normally the Supreme Court is seen as sort of a non-biased, relatively non-partisan entity that can decide the state's future on key issues," said Eric Giordano, Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service.


But will voters actually show up?  Some Wausau residents say their ballot is a top priority.

"My wife and I will try and be the first ones in line to vote in the town of Wausau," said Chuck Eno.

"Well I think it's important to vote every election, so I plan to be there," said Max Rea.

 Still, others say they will not be stopping by the polls.

 "I don't even know what kind of voting you're talking about. I don't know anything about it," said UWMC student, Trisha Brown.


Even though we won't know the numbers until the ballots are counted, many people like Tracey Pagryzinski, say they are optimistic about the turnout.

"I believe there will be a lot of people voting tomorrow."

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