MADISON, Wis. (WMTV/AP) - Turnout in Wisconsin's midterm election is the highest on record, topping out at over 59 percent.
The hard-fought race for governor drove people to vote Tuesday, with the race for U.S. Senate close behind.
Based on unofficial totals, more than 2.67 million people cast ballots. That comes to 59.38 percent of the voting-age population.
In Wisconsin, a 95% voting turnout was recorded in three places in Dane County – Maple Bluff, Shorewood Hills and Town of Perry.
In Rock County, Beloit officials had to hand count some paper ballots because they ran out of ballots. City officials said they ordered enough ballots to cover 80% of registered voters, but the turnout was much higher than they expected.
Across the country, the voter turnout for ages 18 to 29 almost doubled since 2014 and early voting for this age category was a 188% increase from 2014. More than 3.3 million voters in this age category cast their votes early.
In Madison, the University issued approximately 500 photo ID cards on Tuesday for students to vote.