By Gretchen Schuldt
(Updated April 11 to reflect Lisa Neubauer's concession to Brian Hagedorn.)
Franklin had one ward with a 16.6 percent voter turnout in the April 2 election, the lowest participation rate in any ward in all 18 Milwaukee County suburbs.
Still, that Franklin ward had a greater turnout than 146 Milwaukee wards did.
Fifty wards in the city had turnout below 10 percent. The overall city rate was 22 percent.
Those participation levels can be considered either an embarrassment or a great opportunity for improvement. They certainly helped Brian Hagedorn in his race against Lisa Neubauer for a seat on the State Supreme Court. Hagedorn leads by 5,960 votes and the two may be headed for a recount. (Neubauer conceded to Hagedorn on April 10.)
A chart listing the 50 lowest-turnout Milwaukee wards and a map showing their locations are below..
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