Sussex Election Central
Follow the historic election here.
Check back here often on Tuesday for updates and returns during this historic election.
On the Ballot
- 22nd State Assembly District
- 98th State Assembly District
- 33rd State Senate District (Special primary election)
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS
Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Sussex. Congressional and state legislative results are for entire district. When a candidate is named the winner, his or her name will appear in bold.
LAST UPDATE AT 11:47 P.M.
|Race||Pct. reporting||Democratic Candidates||Results||Republican Candidates||Results|
|U.S. Senate||100||Tammy Baldwin||
|98th State Assembly District
||79||Eric Prudent||8,159||Paul Farrow||19,843|
|5th Congressional District
|33rd State Senate - Primary||76||Chris Kapenga||25,052||Paul Farrow||27,449|
Tuesday 6:47 p.m. - Voters continue to flow into the National Guard Armory in Sussex, where Village Clerk Sue Freiheit has reported no problems with a lack of ballots or broken machines.
A total of 5,289 voters have cast their ballots in Sussex, according to machine counts.
Tuesday 4:06 p.m. - Village Clerk Sue Freiheit said this afternoon that she has had to deal with several voters that attempted to vote for more than one candidate in some races, including the presidential.
She also said that voting has been steady at the National Guard Armory in Sussex, but has not experienced any problems with voting machines or not having enough ballots.
According to ballot machines, 3,853 voters have placed their ballots with four hours to go in voting. That's about two-thirds of the 6,850 registered voters in the village.
Tuesday 1:41 p.m. - Hey voters: Did you receive a flyer today or yesterday saying you couldn't register on Election Day. If so, email mark.maley@patchcom
Tuesday 1:05 p.m. - Sussex mom Lisa Bougie she was in and out of the polling place in Sussex in about 10 minutes. She didn't have to register but she did have to load up her 16-month-old twins into a double stroller.
"If I can get out and vote with these two, anyone can," Bougie said.
Tuesday 1:05 p.m. - The National Guard Armory in Sussex has seen a steady stream of voters today.
People were lined up and waiting to vote by 7 a.m. with the lines disappearing by about 8:30, according to Village Clerk Sue Freiheit.
The poll has seen a steady stream of voters since then. In a 20 minute period just before noon, about 100 people voted, according to vote machine totals. By noon, about 2,300 had voted.
Poll workers are also working to process absentee ballots, which total nearly 25 percent of the 6,850 total registered voters and about 200 more than the last presidential election, according to Freiheit.
New voter registration is also steady but possibly a little slower than the last presidential election. Election workers said that is probably due to the fact that they registered about 500 new voters in June for the recall election and 175 during early voting.
Tuesday morning - Election helper Ken Meske said that the importance of the election was likely getting voters to the polls.
"This is a very important election, the most important one of my life," said Meske, a retiree who's been working at the polls for the last four years.
Tuesday - 6:54 a.m. - The polls in Sussex open in five minutes. Go to the Sussex National Guard Armory, W239N5678 Maple Avenue to vote. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday - 4:17 p.m. - The Village of Sussex has voted predominately Republican during the last two elections. In 2008, John McCain defeated President Barack Obama 64 to 36 percent in Sussex. In 2004, George W. Bush earned 70 percent of the vote over John Kerry and in 2000, Bush won with 67 percent of the vote over Al Gore.
Monday - 3:30 p.m. - We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth tomorrow.
In Sussex, you can vote at the Sussex National Guard Armory, W239N5678 Maple Avenue. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
See below for information on the election and a breakdown of every contested race, with links to individual candidate profiles.
- Sample Ballot: To see a sample ballot, go to the state's My Vote Wisconsin website and enter your address.
- Polling locations: Your specific polling location can be found on the My Vote Wisconsin site. Or you can visit the village's elections website for a list of all polling places in Sussex.
- Early Voting: You can also vote by mail, but your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day. Visit the village's elections website or the state of Wisconsin's elections website for more information on early voting.
- Registering to vote: If you have not yet registered to vote, you can register to vote at your polling place on Election Day
- 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.