Wisconsinites urged to vote in Tuesday's primary
Wisconsin's single statewide primary election tomorrow pits five candidates for the top education leader, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Other primary elections will take place in municipalities across the state for offices such
as city aldermen. There are also nine circuit court judge races in nine different counties
which will be narrowed down on Tuesday.
Close to home, a primary is slated for the Village of Hammond president post. Candidates are Vince Trudell, Tom Kinney and Eric Arthur.
"Unlike 2008, when there was a presidential preference primary in February, Tuesday's
primary election focuses only on state and local races," said Kevin Kennedy, G.A.B.
Director and General Counsel. "Nevertheless, there are very important races on the
ballot. We encourage all Wisconsin voters to participate."
The State Superintendent of Public Instruction - a non-partisan constitutional officer
elected every four years - leads Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction (DPI),
which oversees public schools and libraries in the state. The DPI was established in
1848, the year Wisconsin became a state.
Registered candidates for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race are:
Tony Evers, Madison
Rose Fernandez, Mukwonago
Lowell Holtz, Beloit
Van Mobley, Thiensville
Todd Price, Kenosha
"While non-partisan primaries may generate lower voter interest, we expect at least a
ten percent turnout tomorrow," said Nat Robinson, Elections Division Administrator.
"Recent similar primary elections have turned out voters at rate of between six and
A 10 percent turnout would be approximately 430,000 voters. New state residents or
voters who have recently moved should remember that they may register on Election
Day at their polling place, Robinson added.
Wisconsin has uniform polling place hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Voters who are
unsure of their polling place location or their registration can use the State's Voter
Public Access website - at https://vpa.wi.gov - to check information online, or contact
their municipal clerk.