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Wisconsin Supreme Court primary turnout tops 20 percent

MADISON, WI (AP)— Wisconsin election officials say about 20 percent of the state's voting-age population cast ballots in the state Supreme Court primary.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced Wednesday that unofficial results show voters cast at least 960,477 ballots Tuesday. That translates to 20.5 percent of the 2022 voting age population of 4,676,183 people, as counted by the state Department of Administration.

The turnout was one of the highest for a spring primary with a Supreme Court race in recent years.

According to the elections commission, about 16 percent of the voting age population cast ballots in 2020; about 12 percent cast ballots in 2018; and about 13 percent cast ballots in 2016.

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