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Highlights from the polls today in Washington County

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Nov. 8, 2016 – Polls will remain open until 8 p.m. on this Election Day. There’s been heavy turnout across Washington County and below are some of the highlights.

  • Washington County Clerk Brenda Jaszewski said a service call was needed in the Town of Jackson as there were some errors with the voting machine. Jaszewski said a simple cleaning did the trick and it is working “just spectacular.”
  • I took a look at my numbers again last week and my ballot printer was in and she asked for some extra at polling places.
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  • “It’s been pretty quiet today,” said Jaszewski.
  • Clerk Brenda Jaszewski is retiring at the end of the year. “No I am not sad this is my last election,” she said. “I told my husband I will be able to sit on election night and watch the returns with you. I have not been able to do that since 1991.”
  • The speed at which the returns will be announced will depend on absentee ballots. “The city of West Bend at 2 p.m. had 7 of 8 districts had finished processing absentee ballots,” said Jaszewski. “In Germantown, District 1 got off to a slow start and those results could come in quite late.”
  • Four years ago Jaszewski left the office after an election at 12:30 a.m.
  • If someone is in line at 8 p.m. they will be able to vote. “An end-of-line officer will be sent out and an announcement that the polls will close will be made out loud,” Jaszewski said. “The officer will stand at the end of the line and who ever is in line votes and if someone walks up to the line after they will be turned away.”


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