Local polls busy as Wisconsin midterm drives high turnout

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WBAY) - Voters are turning out in droves to cast a ballot in Wisconsin's midterm election.

A long line of people waits to vote in Hobart. Nov. 6, 2018 (WBAY)

There are high profile races on ballots across the state. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Here are the major races listed as they appear on the ballot:

Governor/Lt. Governor

Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican)
Tony Evers/Mandela Barnes (Democratic)
Phillip Anderson/Patrick Baird (Libertarian)
Michael J. White/Tiffany Anderson (Wisconsin Green)
Maggie Turnbull/Wil Losch (Independent)
Arnie Enz/No Candidate (The Wisconsin Party)
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Attorney General
Brad Schimel (Republican)
Josh Kaul (Democratic)
Terry Larson (Constitution)
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Secretary of State
Jay Schroeder (Republican)
Doug La Follette (Democratic)
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State Treasurer

Travis Hartwig (Republican)
Sarah Godlewski (Democratic)
Andrew Zuelke (Constitution)
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U.S. Senator
Leah Vukmir (Republican)
Tammy Baldwin (Democratic)
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U.S. Representative
State Senator (odd-numbered districts)
Assembly (all districts)
County offices

Click here to see what's on your ballot.

Action 2 News reporters have encountered long lines at polling places in the Green Bay area.

In Hobart, Mackenzie Amundsen and Tia Johnson said the line stretched into the parking lot of one polling place. It was up to an hour wait to vote.

In Allouez, Action 2 News reporter Aisha Morales reported lines out the door at Green Isle Park. She says some people were voting as families.

Appleton Police Tweeted a photo that parking lots were filling up and creating backups for people trying to enter from the street.

Allouez's Chief Inspector called turnout there "phenomenal."

"I hope it stays this busy. We tend not to be as busy at noon time as you'd expect. Don't hesitate to come in at noon," said Carole Andrews.

Action 2 News was made aware of one ballot issue at Green Bay Community Church in Howard. The location has three different style ballots as Howard is part of three state assembly districts.

"We were able to determine the wrong ballots were handed out to the wrong tables; ballots for Wards 2, 8 & 11 were given to the table for Wards 1 & 12 and the ballots for Wards 1 & 12 were given to the table for Wards 2, 8 & 11. Once the issue was discovered, we corrected the problem and had the right ballots placed at each table," reads a statement from Christopher A. Haltom, Howard Director of Administrative Services.

Photo ID is required to vote in Wisconsin. Click here for acceptable forms of ID.

The state's election commission says 547,000 people voted early.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker made one last campaign stop in Green Bay Tuesday. He'll hold his election party Tuesday night in Pewaukee. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir and Republican AG Brad Schimel will be at the same location.

Democratic challenger Tony Evers voted Tuesday morning in Madison. He'll hold his election party Tuesday night in Madison.

The last Marquette University Law School Poll showed the governor race tied at 47-47.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin will also hold her election party in Madison.

Action 2 News profiled candidates across the ballot.Click here for the full interviews.

Action 2 News is your source for election coverage. Our Your Voice Your Vote Digital Election Special starts at 8 p.m. on wbay.com and the WBAY Facebook page. Cami Rapson and Jeff Alexander will anchor with analysis from Charley Jacobs, Republican Jim Fitzgerald and Democrat Nancy Nusbaum.

Action 2 News at 10 takes over with live election results and live reports from the candidate parties.

It wouldn't hurt to take an umbrella to the polls. StormCenter 2 says rain will last into the afternoon and it will be chilly. Click here for your Election Day forecast.