Voters across Wisconsin will go to the polls today to cast ballots in the primaries of six recall elections, for governor, lieutenant governor, and four state senate seats. The principal race is in the Democratic primary for governor, in which Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, former Dane County Exec. Kathleen Falk, Sec. of State Doug La Follette, and state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout will vie for the opportunity to face Gov. Scott Walker in the general election.
There is also a contested primary for governor on the Republican side of the ballot, with Walker facing Arthur Kohl-Riggs, a Capitol protester running as a "Lincoln Republican." In the races for lieutenant governor and in the four state senate seats, the Democratic challengers are facing fake candidates put up by the state Republican party. There are no comparable primaries on the other side of the ballot in these races.
Unlike standard primaries, voters may cast ballots for candidates in separate partisan races due to each office being treated separately as part of the recall process. More information about the process is detailed in this report, as are the new residency rules in place across the state.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. The Government Accountability Board is projecting a 30-35% turnout across the state, a historically high figure compared to past partisan primaries.
Information about polling places and voter registration is provided by Wisconsin Voter Public Access. The Dane County Clerk provides additional voting information, as well as unofficial canvass results once the polls close.
Most candidates will also be hosting election night parties after the polls close.
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