Sun Prairie polling location almost runs out of ballots

Clerk says voters were understanding, patient during busy day
Sun Prairie polling location almost runs out of ballots
Patrick Marsh Middle School, Sun Prairie

Election officials at the Patrick Marsh Middle School polling location in Sun Prairie said they almost ran out of ballots Tuesday night.

Officials estimated citywide turnout in Sun Prairie was between 75-80 percent, with less absentee voters and more in-person voters.

Diane Hermann-Brown, Sun Prairie’s city clerk, said they almost ran out of ballots, but had about 100 left when the polling location closed.

“I haven’t seen anything like this before,” Hermann-Brown said. “It was such a steady day, and our line was out the door to the flag pole for at least 20 minutes.”

Hermann-Brown said voters were very understanding and patient.

“I was pretty nervous at one point that we weren’t going to have enough,” Hermann-Brown said.

There were still 12 people waiting to vote at the middle school when polls closed at 8 p.m.

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