Early voting at municipal clerks’ offices will run Monday through Friday and March 28 to April 1. There will be no early voting on weekends.
Key contests include the state Supreme Court race between Justice Rebecca Bradley — who was appointed to the post by Gov. Scott Walker — and state Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg.
In Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett is running for a fourth term, against Milwaukee Ald. Bob Donovan. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is in a hotly contested race against state Sen. Chris Larson.
And of course there’s that presidential primary thing.
In the presidential primaries, 42 delegates are at stake for Republicans and 86 for Democrats, plus another 10 Democratic superdelegates who can back a candidate regardless of the voting results.
Our friend, State Representative Christine Sinicki would like us to remind you that under the current voting laws in the State of Wisconsin…voting straight party ticket is no longer in effect.
You CAN NOT vote straight party ticket. So please read down the ballot and vote in every contested race in your ward. That is the only way to truly have your voice heard at every level of government.
And please VOTE on November 6th if you haven’t already taken the opportunity to do so!
According to the Urinal-Sentinel,
Over 450 early voters came out to cast absentee ballots in Milwaukee Monday, exceeding expectations and mirroring the unusually high early voting trends being seen statewide.
“It’s very high for the first day of early voting for any election,” explained Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Sue Edman. “Generally it’s 10, 15, 20 people.”
According to Edman, 457 voters filed absentee ballots with the commission Monday, quadrupling the early turnout for May’s recall primary and far exceeding the typical general election.
City clerks across the state reported similarly high turnout Monday. Madison numbers also topped 400.
When I voted in Waukesha on Monday, there were a dozen people at the clerk’s office there to vote. I think we may be looking at a record turnout…