After a quiet start to the spring election in La Crosse County, polling place workers in La Crosse and Onalaska say they were pleasantly surprised on the turnout throughout the day.
With one state-wide race and only a handful of contested local races and referendums, county officials did not anticipate a busy day.
Some of the local contested races include spots on the La Crosse City Council, Onalaska Alderpersons and Village President of Holmen.
“Everybody talks about recounts and I know we’ve had recounts at a presidential and at senate races before, but in most cases if there’s going to be a recount it’s usually at a spring election where there’s less voters. Simply because you have a closer total between the candidates who win. So, you know, anybody that is sitting at home and saying my vote won’t matter, it could be that one or two votes right there that turns the election,” said La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.
For election results for races in La Crosse County click here.