UW-Green Bay students stepped up to vote

“Wisconsinites didn’t sit this one out,” reports the Appleton Post Crescent. ” We had a record turnout for a midterm. Unofficial returns from the Associated Press place statewide turnout at 2.7 million voters. Based on state population estimates from earlier this year, that computes to almost 60 percent of the voting-age population. That’s up from 55 percent in the last midterms. Avir Waxman, 22, was working as a field organizer for NextGen Wisconsin, trying to get students at UW-Green Bay to vote. ‘Young people are previously the least likely to go out and vote,’ he told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin on Tuesday, ‘but, to be honest, my job here was fairly easy.'” See the story.