CRIVITZ, Wis. (WFRV)-- Crivitz is your quintessential northern Wisconsin town.
Mainly known as a hunting attraction, retail is the major business and in the early 2000's they experienced a lot of growth.
"We had some significant growth in retail business," said Village President John Deschane, "but, in the last four years we haven't had any."
"as you can see there's a lot of empty stores, and it doesn't look good, we need to fill them up, and in the last four years we haven't gained any businesses, so the stores sit empty, also it effects the taxes the tax code," said Deschane.
Driving through the town you would barely be able to tell there is a presidential election in 13 days, only about a handful of election signs to see.
"I think they are after the cities," said Deschane, "there's general apathy with the election, people aren't particularly impressed with either candidate."
Crivitz voted for McCain in 2008 and Bush in 2004, as well as voting republican in recent elections.
While Marinette county as a whole went for president Obama in 2008.
"Up here we're pretty conservative," said Deschane, " "talking to people around here they intend to vote, we get pretty decent voter turnout, we don't get up in the 90's but we're in the 60% range, so people are going to vote, how they are going to vote, it's hard to say."
When we talked to people around town, they had a lot of the same to say. Though everyone we talked to plan to vote for Romney.
Deschane said don't count small towns like Crivitz out, because it's an election where every vote matters.
"There's enough people that live in rural Wisconsin that could offset Madison and Milwaukee," said Deschane.
Crivitz typically has at least a 50% voter turnout, keep in mind that's just about 500 votes. But, there are many small towns like this one that make up a big part of Wisconsin.