Menomonee Falls Election Central
Check here throughout the day Tuesday for the latest on what's happening on Election Day in Menomonee Falls.
The day has finally arrived. Months of polls, debates, stump speeches, commercials, robocalls, mailings, and Facebook discussions have come to a head.
Here's a look at the the results for key races in Menomonee Falls. We'll update the results as we get them. Results from Menomonee Falls are expected to be posted before 11 p.m.
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS
Here are the latest results for contested races for Waukesha County and Wisconsin. Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Menomonee Falls.
Results for congressional results and legislative races include all ballots counted in that district, not just the Menomonee Falls portion. Once a winner is called, the candidate's name will appear in bold.
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LAST UPDATE: 11:12 p.m. Tuesday
|Race||Pct. reporting||Democratic Candidate||Results||Republican Candidate||Results|
||Tammy Baldwin||881,535||Tommy Thompson||924,444|
|5th Congressional District||59%||Dave Heaster||67,855||Jim Sensenbrenner (I)
|24th State Assembly District||54%||Shan Haqqi||6,190||Dan Knodl (I)||12,639|
|Waukesha County Clerk||32%||Jessica Read||20,564||Kathleen Novack||56,640|
Source: FOX6 News
Patch's earlier coverage of Election Day
7:37 PM: We've just received the final call-in vote totals for Menomonee Falls, and turnout has exceeded 80 percent.
|Polling Location||Votes (6pm)||Registered||Percent|
|Wards 1 & 2 (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church)||1,940||2,472||78.4%|
|Wards 3, 4 & 5 (Good Shepherd Church)||2,586||2,933||88.2%|
|Wards 6 & 7 (St. Paul's United)||1,565||1,796||86.0%|
|Wards 8, 9 & 10 (Falls Library)||2,044||2,803||72.9%|
|Wards 11 & 12 (Lilly Road Fire Station)||1,350||1,493||90.4%|
|Wards 13 & 14 (Holy Cross Church)||2,560||2,870||89.1%|
|Wards 15 & 16 (Prince of Peace)||1,947||2,135||91.2%|
|Wards 17, 18 & 19 (Davian's)||2,618||3,605||72.6%|
|Ward 20 (Pilgrim Evangelical)||838||1,289||85.3%|
|Wards 21, 22 & 23 (St. James Church)||2,262||2,981||75.8%|
3:31 PM: Just received my first coprehensive update of vote totals for all of Menomonee Falls. After 3 p.m. call-ins to Village Hall, turnout in Falls has reached 56.7% with 13,843 of 24,377 registered voters casting a ballot.
For perspective, turnout reached 52 percent, or 12,221 voters at 3 p.m. during the June recall election, which reached near presidential turnout totals.
Here's a ward-by-ward breakdown of the voting and early tunout numbers.
|Polling Location||Votes (3pm)||Registered||Percent|
|Wards 1 & 2 (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church)||1,402||2,472||56.7%|
|Wards 3, 4 & 5 (Good Shepherd Church)||1,707||2,933||58.1%|
|Wards 6 & 7 (St. Paul's United)||1,087||1,796||60.5%|
|Wards 8, 9 & 10 (Falls Library)||1,378||2,803||49.1%|
|Wards 11 & 12 (Lilly Road Fire Station)||1,059||1,493||70.9%|
|Wards 13 & 14 (Holy Cross Church)||1,663||2,870||57.9%|
|Wards 15 & 16 (Prince of Peace)||1,356||2,135||63.5%|
|Wards 17, 18 & 19 (Davian's)||1,665||3,605||46.1%|
|Ward 20 (Pilgrim Evangelical)||838||1,289||65.0%|
|Wards 21, 22 & 23 (St. James Church)||1,688||2,981||56.6%|
1:58 PM: There's a certain sense of calme from all the poll workers out in Menomonee Falls - at least through the early afternoon. However, poll chief Geri Roskopf said it's been a bit subdued at the Menomonee Falls Public Library Tuesday as compared to the recall election in June.
For Roskopf, the real story is about absentee ballots of which there are more 700 to process. That's just in wards 8,9, and 10 alone. Roskopf said volunteers have verified one ward by 2 p.m. She said new voter registrations were low compared to the recall election, and traffic has been lighter.
Other than a handful of overvotes, which were all properly dealt with, it's been quiet at the library. No pun intended.
Here's a look at how turnout is shaping up at the library. Remember there are roughly 700 absentee ballots in these wards so turnout may already be eclipsing 70 percent:
|#Registered||Vote Count 1:58 p.m.||Percent|
|Wards 8,9 and 10 (Menomonee Falls Library)||2,803||1,245||44.9%|
12:55 PM: A light drizzle is beginning to fall, and it appears we are hitting a mid-afternoon lull in Menomonee Falls. I've just checked into wards 6 and 7 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. A few voters trickled in during my brief visit.
Exactly 800 residents had voted through the morning and into the afternoon. Wards 6 and 7 are at about 48 percent voter turnout based upon the number of registered voters for the August primary.
Remember, 7,389 absentee ballots have been returned to Village Hall already, and the number of voting day registrations isn't accounted for.
Vote Count 12:55 p.m.
|Wards 6 and 7 (St. Paul's United Church of Christ)||1,796||800||45.8%|
10:45 AM: Voters began lining up at 6:30 a.m. at the polling place at Davian's Banquet and Conference Center, according to Chief Elections Inspector Anthony Gillham.
"It's a zoo, a total zoo. But we're coping," Gillham said.
This poll has been averaging about 275 voters per hour, with registration especially busy, Gillham said.
A recent moved caused voter Nicki Stavrakis to have to register in a different Menomonee Falls ward for this election. But even with registering, she was out in about 20 minutes.
Stavrakis isn't certain about who might win the election, but said some members of her family who typically vote Republican will not be voting that way this time around.
- Amy Gilgenbach
The day has finally arrived. Months of polls, debates, stump speeches, commercials, robocalls, mailings, and Facebook discussions have come to a head. It's the voter's turn to act in Menomonee Falls and across the United States.
Patch has everything you need to know before you head to the polls in our Menomonee Falls Election Central.
If you need information on where to vote and who’s on the ballot you’ll find it here. And remember to check back throughout the day on Tuesday for updates from the polls and local results once the polls close at 8 p.m.
You can also follow the election throughout the day and participate in back-and-forth commentary with Patch staff as results emerge in our live blog.
- Voter ID: Because of recent court rulings, Wisconsin's Voter ID law will not be enforced and you do not need an identification to vote. If you are registering to vote, you will need to bring a proof of residence. For more information on the Voter ID law, visit the state's election website.
On the Ballot
Links to Patch Coverage
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Mitt Romney: After a six-month investigation, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel ruled that the Republican presidential candidate did not break the law when he gave voters sub sandwiches and sodas at Cousins Subs in Waukesha.