Elections commission applauds preparations as state undergoes historic presidential contest

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MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- State election officials are praising what's been a smooth Election Day so far in Wisconsin. 

For the Wisconsin Elections Commission, no news is good news. As of Tuesday afternoon, the election process across the state is running smoothly. 

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe attributes that to the preparation and work done by poll staff across the state. 

Wolfe said as of Tuesday afternoon, there have not been any reports of threats to polling sites or cyber threats to election systems. 

While Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers activated about 400 National Guard members to be used as poll workers, only about 200 have been needed on Election Day. 

Wolfe said most of the state has experienced record-shattering absentee voting but the polls are prepared to handle it since that means there's light in-person voting. 

"That coupled with the fact that we still have the same amount roughly of polling places as we’ve had for a larger in-person Election Day turnout means that our polling places are really well-equipped in terms of man power to process those absentees," Wolfe said. 

The elections commission will provide updates throughout the night. CBS 58 will livestream them online and on Facebook. 

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