Voter Turnout Exceeds Nov. 2010 Election
Gov. Scott Walker picked up a higher percentage of votes in special recall election compared to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in Waukesha.
Waukesha’s voter turnout Tuesday during the special recall election against Gov. Scott Walker exceeded the gubernatorial election when Walker originally defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in November 2010.
Sixty-seven percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2010 election. Tuesday, the City of Waukesha’s voter turnout was 78.4 percent in the historic election. Results are unofficial until canvassing.
Walker, Republican from Wauwatosa, became the first governor in United States history to win a recall election Tuesday with 53 percent of the vote. Waukesha, a traditionally conservative community, showed greater support for Walker in the recall election than it did in the November 2010 election.
How Waukesha voted Tuesday:
- Walker: 19,651 votes; 65 percent
- Barrett: 10,277 votes; 34 percent
How Waukesha voted in November 2010:
- Walker: 16,821; 64.8 percent
- Barrett: 8,951; 34.5 percent
Meanwhile, the voter turnout varied throughout the city’s 15 polling locations. The lowest was St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where 64 percent of registered voters turned out during the election at the District 8 polling location. However, in District 14, 94 percent of registered voters cast ballots at Fire Station No. 5.