Gov. Walker, Barrett cast their votes on recall election day

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WAUWATOSA -- After more than a year of some of the most heated political debates in Wisconsin history, voters got their say in the recall election Tuesday, June 5th.

Gov. Scott Walker cast his vote at Jefferson School in Wauwatosa right after the polls opened at 7 a.m. The governor said he is confident he will be vindicated by Wisconsin's voters. He tells FOX6 News he's looking forward to getting back to work.

"One of the most encouraging signs has been the number of people who've come up me and said they voted for my opponent two years ago, but they are voting for me and it was because they appreciate someone who has the courage to take on tough challenges," Gov. Walker said.

Gov. Walker planned to meet with voters all the way up until 8 p.m. Tuesday. He planned stops in Green Bay and Wausau before holding his election night rally in Waukesha.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett cast his vote early Tuesday morning. He voted at the French Immersion School in Milwaukee. Barrett said he's encouraged by the large number of people at the polls. He said expects a big turnout to help carry him to victory.

"I think what we're going to see is a huge voter turnout here in Wisconsin today, so, a lot of the projections are based on 2010 elections where there was a very low voter turnout. We are very, very confident today there are going to be hundreds of thousands of additional voters. That's what buoys our confidence so much," Barrett said.

Barrett planned rallies in Racine and Milwaukee on Tuesday and an election night party in downtown Milwaukee.

Voters can call the Wisconsin Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE to report problems, ask attorneys questions or get help to protect their right to vote.

CLICK HERE for more information on voting and the recall election via the GAB’s website.

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