WI Elections Commission applauds preparedness for smooth Election Day

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – Preparedness by election officials led to a relatively smooth Election Day process, state leaders said.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said there were no reports of any widespread issues at polling places across the state as well as no reports of threats of violence or threats against cybersecurity.

While about 220 National Guard members were used across various locations, commission administrator Meagan Wolfe said officials had done exceedingly well in staffing up ahead of Election Day.

Wolfe also noted that voters waiting for results should exercise patience as poll staff complete their work.

“If unofficial results aren’t available until morning, it does not mean that something went wrong, it simply means that election officials are doing their jobs,” Wolfe said.

Wolfe added that voters can be confident in the process.

“The care the transparency the security that goes into each ballot cast, ensures that no matter what the final results of this election is it will be one that we can have the utmost confidence in,” Wolfe said.

Officials will share another update Wednesday morning.

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