High voter turnout reported on election day
Following the closure of voting places at 8 PM, the first batch of ballots arrived at the Lincoln County Service Center at 8:32 PM Tuesday evening, from the City of Merrill’s 4th District. Districts 1 and 5 followed a short time later.
Poll workers reported substantial turnouts with City of Merrill District 1 having the highest
of the early counts with 400 voters, followed by Merrill District 4 with 346 and Merrill District 5 with 340.
Below are the preliminary results as of 9:00 PM Wednesday evening (Note: The following information are the initial results as reported, all districts may not be listed)
Ted Cruz: 286 47.75%
Donald J. Trump: 248 41.4%
Bernie Sanders: 247 52.11%
Hillary Clinton: 225 47.47%
Justice of the Supreme Court
JoAnne F. Kloppenburg: 457 45.75%
Rebecca G. Bradley: 540 54.05%
City of Merrill Alderperson, District 5
John Kaufman . . . . . . . . . 128 43.54%
John A. Burgener . . . . . . . . 165 56.12%