February 8, 2016

Time to vote

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board predicts a statewide turnout of less than 10 percent for today’s state and local spring primaries. Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel of the G.A.B., says there are a handful of judicial primaries today in various counties.

AUDIO: Kevin Kennedy :23

Kennedy touts the importance of voting in this election.

AUDIO: Kevin Kennedy :22

There’s only one statewide primary on the ballot — the Supreme Court race in which voters will be narrowing a field of three candidates down to two for the April 2nd spring election. Incumbent Pat Roggensack is running against challengers Ed Fallone and Vince Megna. The top two vote-getters will move on to the finals in April.

Kennedy stresses the significance of every vote in an election.

Voters who want to know which races will be on their primary ballots February 19 should visit the My Vote Wisconsin website. In addition to providing sample ballots, the website will also help voters check their registration status and find their polling places.

Those planning to vote on Election Day will not have to show photo IDs. The ID mandate is still tied up in the courts.

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