GREEN BAY, Wis. (WHBL)- Voters in three Wisconsin Senate districts are going to the polls today in the second round of recall elections. Green Bay Democrat Dave Hansen will try to keep his job, as he faces opposition from G-O-P recall organizer Dave VanderLeest. In the other two districts, Republican finalists are being chosen to run against Democratic Senators Bob Wirch of Pleasant Prairie and Jim Holperin of Conover. Those general elections are set for August 16th. Voter turnouts were higher than expected last week, when Democrats were chosen to run against six G-O-P Senate incumbents. Glendale had long lines due to the unexpected crowds – and the fact that many voters didn’t have photo I-D’s. They’re not required until 2012. But voters who don’t show them now are getting educated about the new law. State elections’ administrator Nat Robinson said the law’s implementation went “relatively smoothly” last week. Voters in Madison grumbled about having to show I-D’s – and some wondered why they had to sign poll books. They’re designed to make sure your name doesn’t get checked off the Election Day voter lists before you get there. The Government Accountability Board has just received one-and-a-third million dollars to train voters and local election officials about the new law.
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