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Fewer than 2 of 10 possible voters cast ballots in Wisconsin spring election

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MADISON, Wisconsin — Final election results show that fewer than two out of every 10 possible voters cast ballots in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race earlier this month.

Official results certified Wednesday by the chairman of the Government Accountability Board shows that 18.4 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots in the Supreme Court race.

State elections officials had predicted 20 percent turnout.

The actual turnout is on par with previous spring elections for state Supreme Court.

Turnout in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ranged from 18.2 percent to 19.3 percent. It spiked to 34.3 percent in 2011, an election that came in the middle of protests over Act 10, Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining proposal.

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley defeated challenger Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley to win re-election on April 7.

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