February 12, 2016

Wisconsin’s fall primary election is today

There are several races on the ballot for legislative, congressional, and constitutional officers — including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and state treasurer. Competitive races likely to get the most attention include a three-way Democratic primary for state attorney general and a four-way Republican primary to replace retiring Congressman Tom Petri in the Sixth Congressional District.

There are primaries in five of the eight congressional districts, five of the 17 state senate districts and 26 of the 99 assembly districts.

Primary elections are partisan. That means voters can only pick candidates from one political party — Democratic, Republican, Constitution, or an independent. Cross-voting will result in an invalid ballot.

The Government Accountability Board predicts a 15 percent turnout at the polls.

Voters will not need to show a photo ID in order to vote in this primary election. 

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. 

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