GREEN BAY — We're exactly one week away from the historic recall election in the state, and voters appear to be ready.
State election officials are predicting more than half of the voting age population will fill out a ballot.
They say it could reach as high as 65-percent.
That includes both absentee ballots and votes cast at the polls on Tuesday.
However, despite offering a prediction, the Government Accountability Board says, it is difficult to say what turnout will be, since this is the first statewide recall election.
And with that many votes at stake, both Governor Walker and Tom Barrett are crisscrossing the state.
From Green Bay to Waukesha, both candidates hit the ground running just one week before the recall election.
"People should compare his record, a failure in Milwaukee, with our record of success across the state," said Governor Scott Walker.
Tuesday morning, Governor Scott Walker paid a visit to Husco International in Waukesha.
The governor says despite what Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says, Walker's reforms are working.
And the issue of jobs is key in his campaign.
"He desperately is trying to talk about anything but the success of our reforms that have been documented time and time again," Walker said. "Billions of dollars in savings, property taxes down, state surplus, and now the more than 30,000 jobs. He's desperately trying to get people to stop talking about his record."
"I have no desire to be a rock star for the far right. I have no desire to be a rock star for the far left. I want to be rock solid for this state," explained Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Barrett made his way to Green Bay Tuesday afternoon.
He also says jobs are important, but he says right now, the campaign is about restoring trust in state government and changing the future of Wisconsin.
"Those trust issues have never gone away," Barrett said. "They haven't gone away when it comes to job figures. Those trust issues haven't gone away when it comes to the finances of the state and the trust issues certainly haven't gone away when it comes to the John Doe criminal investigation."
Both candidates plan to continue their campaigns across the state this week.
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