Increased calls, canvasing ahead of election day

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MADISON, Wis.(WMTV) Election day eight-days away and candidates are touring Wisconsin looking to get the more than 3 million registered voters to the polls on Tuesday.

"This election matters more than any other midterm election in my lifetime," said Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, Mandela Barnes at a campaign rally hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

The IBEW canvased voters in Madison following the rally, asking them to vote for pro-union candidates.

Barnes' running-mate gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers was also in Madison Monday for an early-voting rally at his campaign office on Lake Street.

Barnes said the two are on a bus tour for the final week of the campaign.

"We're leaving no part of the state untouched," said Barnes.

Monday, Governor Scott Walker made appearances in Onalaska, Sparta, and Portage.

Dane County Republican Chairman Scott Grabins said they have people working locally to get voters to the polls.

"We have our challenges here within the county, but Dane County has the third largest number of republican votes in the state," said Grabins.

Both parties said they plan to increase canvassing and calling ahead of the election. They're urging people to vote early, to avoid possible conflicts come election day.