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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Wisconsinites are voting in an election that could have national implications.

At the James W. Pihos Cultural Center in Wauwatosa, the lines snaked around the lobby of the building, but voters said the lines wouldn't deter them.

"We should turn out at every midterm, there's never enough, everyone should vote who's able to vote, if you're 18 or older you should vote," said Wauwatosa voter Willie Luckett.

People were waiting 20-25 minutes to vote in Wauwatosa early in the morning. Poll workers say for a midterm, turnout is looking to be big so far.

Elsewhere, while the lines weren't as long, poll workers say they're seeing the same.

In Glendale, at Good Hope School, they say while there's fewer absentee ballots than recent elections, they're seeing more in-person voting than before to make up for it.

While nationally, abortion has been an issue of focus for many politicians, poll workers and voters say the economy is of huge concern right now.

"Inflation, I am going grocery shopping, something I do every week, it's a nightmare, a nightmare," said Glendale voter Rosemary Lipscomb.

"It's worth the wait, it's definitely worth the wait. Because that's what we're supposed to do, we're devoted to take care of our people in the constitution of the United States of America, and voting is one of the ways we can do that," said Luckett.

"I think it's always important to try to vote, I think if you aren't liking what's going on, you should use your duty to try to change it or continue the good work that they are doing," said Wauwatosa voter Maddie Maksim.

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