Rock County turnout appears to be high
JANESVILLE—Early indications are of an unusually heavy turnout in parts of Rock County as voters go to the polls for a primary election.
Janesville Clerk/Treasurer Jean Wulf ordered extra ballots and borrowed some from Beloit on Tuesday morning as some polling places began to run out.
As of late Tuesday afternoon, Rock County Clerk Lori Stottler said she was hearing from some areas with turnouts of 8 percent to 15 percent, well over the 4-6 percent range often seen in spring primaries.
Polls are open until 8 p.m. The county has a six-way primary for circuit court judge going on as well as a few scattered local primaries.
Stottler said her indications are that the big turnouts are driven by the judge race, in which the vote will determine which two candidates advance to the general election April 3.
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