Volunteers Battle it Out for Candidate Votes in Wisconsin

By: Shannon Smith
By: Shannon Smith

SOUTHERN WISCONSIN (WIFR) -- The pressure's on for both political candidates to make sure we show up to the polls on Tuesday. A lot of attention is being placed on voters in the battleground state of Wisconsin.

Seth Meyers may be too young to vote for Mitt Romney, but he's making sure others who are old enough do.

He’s been calling on the presidential candidate's behalf all day from Janesville.

Although he just started last week, Meyers says he enjoys being a part of the election process. "We want to make sure everyone that can vote, votes," said Meyers.

Although he just started last week, Meyers says he enjoys being a part of the election process. "One night is going to make a huge difference across the next 4 years so I’m definitely hoping for a win by Romney," said Meyers.

Dawn-Renee Penn has volunteered since May. She says she's run into a few unhappy constituents. "You do get yelled at, but I’ve had a lot of customer service phone experience so it’s not abnormal," said Penn.

Volunteers at the Organizing for America office in Beloit knocked on doors, asking people to vote Democrat. Philip DeMaertelaere also volunteered in Iowa a few weeks ago. "It's very heartening to be involved with so many committed people who are taking time out of their spare time," said DeMaertelaere.

Since Wisconsin is a toss-up, Judy Robson feels it's that much more important to talk politics with perfect strangers. "It’s best to just approach people personally, knocking on their doors, doing eye to eye contact," said Robson.

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