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SLIDE SHOW: Voter turnout tops 61 percent in La Crosse County

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

Plenty of voters turned out to cast ballots in La Crosse County Tuesday. 

As of early Wednesday morning,results showed voter turnout for the primary election sat at 61.81 percent. La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer said the turnout was more akin to when there's a gubernatorial election, not a primary. Unofficially, the turnout would be a record for a primary election.

Contentious races in the Wisconsin presidential primary and state Supreme Court have helped spur action at the ballot box.

Other counties reported large percentages of turnout for the election. 

The Government Accountability Board said earlier this week that there may be a record 40 percent turnout for the statewide and local contests.

A number of local races appear on the ballot Tuesday including spots for several La Crosse County Board seats.

One race closely watched is for Onalaska mayor. Due to an issue over nomination papers, incumbent mayor Joe Chilsen's name is not on the ballot. He is running a write-in campaign against challenger Jack Pogreba. Nomination paper issues also led to two candidates running write-in campaigns for Onalaska's school board.

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