After more than a year of hear campaign pitches, Wisconsin voters will finally have their chance to weigh in today.
At the top of the ballot statewide are the presidential and U.S. Senate races. Those hotly contested races have been the main focus for many during the past few months. However, a wide range of local races will also appear on ballots across the state, including local Congressional races.
For the Wisconsin Legislature, all 99 seats in the state Assembly and 16 in the state Senate will be up for consideration. Some of those races will see candidates running unopposed, but many are contested. Voters in dozens of school districts will also be asked to decide referendum questions, with 67 appearing on ballots across the state.
Voters should remember that an approved government-issued photo ID is required to obtain a ballot. If they find out they do not have a qualifying ID at their polling place, they can cast a provisional ballot that will not be counted until they provide one.
Turnout statewide is projected to be at just under 70 percent, or about 3.1 million voters.
Polling places statewide open at 7 a.m. They will remain open until 8 p.m. tonight.