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Final count does not change election results

April 11, 2012

The City of Wauwatosa Clerk's Office Tuesday released the final tally for the April 3 spring election after tallying fewer than 20 at-deadline absentee ballots.

Final numbers did not change the outcome of any local race. Final numbers can be seen on the city's website, www.wauwatosa.net.

City Clerk Carla Ledesma said she has not received a request for a recount in any of the races. The recount-request deadline is 5 p.m. April 12.

Ledesma said the city's election turnout of just under 43 percent of between 32,000 and 34,000 registered voters was surprisingly low. Two previous mayoral races each generated about a 50 percent turnout, she said.

"I thought it would have been higher," she said, "because the election also included the Presidential primary vote."

Ledesma said her office counted more than 50 absentee ballots in February. She noted that absentee ballots, in previous elections due by 8 p.m. on election day, now must be postmarked by election day and arrive no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after election.

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