Poll workers say voter turnout has been "remarkable" in Eau Claire Tuesday

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Wisconsinites had some big decisions to make Tuesday as the polls opened at 7 a.m., and local poll workers say this midterm election saw a remarkable voter turnout in the City of Eau Claire.

Image: A generic "I Voted" sticker similar to those given out in some states.

The polling place at Peace Church saw about an 80 percent turnout by 6 p.m. and city-wide voter turnout of 66.1 percent by 5 p.m.

Over at Trinity Lutheran, poll workers say they saw as many absentee voters during this mid-term election as the 2016 presidential election, which aligns with the statewide record-breaking trend.

Throughout out the campaigns of both democrats and republicans, candidates were hammering the need to get out and vote early.

The Wisconsin elections commission says more than 547,000 absentee ballots have already been returned for Tuesday’s election, breaking the record set in 2014 for a midterm election.

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