Nearly three-quarters of registered voters in the city of Milwaukee turned out for the recall election on Tuesday, according to the City of Milwaukee Election Commission. The unofficial count showed that 73.1 percent of eligible Milwaukeeans voted.
A total of 223,044 ballots were cast in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett got 170,702 votes, or 76.5 percent, compared to 50,582 for Gov. Scott Walker, 22.7 percent.
In the 2010 general election, 62.3 percent of Milwaukee voters cast ballots, with Barrett receiving 73.9 percent of the votes and Walker receiving 25.4 percent. The turnout in Milwaukee was higher this year, with nearly 37,000 more votes cast for governor than in 2010.
Statewide, more than 2.5 million voters participated in this year’s governor’s race, with Walker receiving 53 percent compared to Barrett’s 46 percent.