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Clerks brace for big vote in Aug. 9 recall election

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Local election clerks are preparing for a large turnout for next week's 10th State Senate District recall election.

"I am thinking that we'll be pretty busy. I think people are starting to realize that voting really counts -- every vote counts," said River Falls City Clerk Lu Ann Hecht.


She said just under 40% of the city's registered voters voted in the recall primary. Because of that high turnout, she raised the number of ballots she ordered for next week's election.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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