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updated: 9/26/2012 7:54 AM

Wis. officials expect 3 million voters in November

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Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's top elections official expects at least 3 million people will vote in the November election.

State Government Accountability Board Director Kevin Kennedy says about 4.37 million people in Wisconsin old enough to vote. He says turnout is usually high when voters feel they have a stake in the elections and the stagnant economy has touched almost everyone.

He says turnout in the 2008 election was about 2.98 million.

Kennedy offered the projection during a news conference Tuesday touting a new website that offers military and overseas voters online ballots. He says the system will help voters abroad can return the ballots by mail in time to be counted.

In 2008, nearly 6,500 military and overseas voter absentee ballots were counted in the state.

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