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UPDATE: Cottage Grove clerk disputes 2-hour wait to vote

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -

UPDATE: A town clerk in Dane County is disputing a complaint from a voter who said he had to skip voting because the wait was two hours.

Cottage Grove City Clerk Kim Banigan says the wait has been a steady 40 to 45 minutes.

Government Accountability Board elections administrator Michael Haas reported earlier that a voter had called the GAB to complain about the wait in Cottage Grove.

Haas said he has talked to a-half dozen election clerks Tuesday who tell him the polls are busy, but not unmanageable.

State elections officials expect 1.7 million voters to go to the polls for the presidential primary in Wisconsin, or about 40 percent of eligible voters.

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A state elections official says the wait to cast a ballot at one polling place in Wisconsin is two hours.

Government Accountability Board elections administrator Michael Haas says a voter called from the Town of Cottage Grove in Dane County who ended up leaving his polling place because the wait was too long. Haas says elections officials are contacting the town clerk to see if help is needed.

Haas says he has talked to a-half dozen election clerks Tuesday who tell him the polls are busy, but not unmanageable.

State elections officials expect 1.7 million voters to go to the polls for the presidential primary in Wisconsin, or about 40 percent of eligible voters.

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