Election Day at Globe University-Appleton

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Voting sign outside Globe University-Appleton

By Kimberly Stevens, Globe University-Appleton Campus Director

Globe UniversityAppleton is a polling location for the town of Grand Chute. The residents of wards 12, 13 and 14 came out to vote on Tuesday, November 4. In fact, 1,948 voters were on campus casting their ballot.

In the 2012 presidential election, Outagamie County had a 70.9 percent voter turnout. Unofficial reports from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board indicate that throughout the state of Wisconsin, nearly 54.25 percent of voters cast their ballot in the general election. This is the highest voter turnout in a general election in nearly 50 years. Turnout was higher at this year’s election because of the governor’s race that was gaining national attention over the last couple of months.

Governor incumbent Scott Walker was re-elected into a second term as governor with a focus on job growth and education. He was dueling against Mary Burke, former WI Secretary of Commerce. Walker had previously made headlines in 2012 when recall organizers successfully acquired enough signatures for a recall election. Walker was successful in defeating Milwaukee mayor, Tom Barrett.

According to WisconsinVote.org, here are some other state and local election results. For more election results, click here.

Governor Party % of Votes # of Votes
Scott Walker R 52.3% 1,259,162
Mary Burke D 46.6% 1,121,555
Attorney General      
Brad Schimel R 51.6% 1,211,269
Susan Happ D 45.4% 1,065,724
Secretary of State  
Doug La Follette D 50% 1,159,756
Julian Bradley R 46.3% 1,073,293
U.S. House District 6  
Glenn Grothman R 56.8% 169,625
Mark Harris D 40.9% 122,146
U.S. House District 8  
Reid Ribble R 65.1% 188,370
Ron Gruett D 34.9% 101,045