Wisconsin voters prepare to head to polls for spring general election

Thousands of Wisconsin voters will be heading to the polls early next week… for the 20-18 Spring General Election.

Polling locations will be open next Tuesday, from 7 in the morning to 8 that evening. Ballots will include various city and county positions, referendums, and a single state-wide election for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

With Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, everyone will be required to bring some form of official identification to the polls, like a driver’s license or a passport.

Clerks recommend you register to vote early but you can register at the polls.

“If you’ve previously voted at that same polling location you should be on the poll book and you won’t need to re-register. If you’re registering to vote you need to make sure you bring a current proof of residency with you,” said la Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.

The only state-wide race in Wisconsin will see a new justice joining the state’s Supreme Court.

Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet are campaigning for the seat. The pair are looking to replace Justice Michael Gableman, who announced his plans to retire at the end of his current term.

Screnock says his experience would best aid struggles between the private and public sectors, while Dallet wants to repair recent political divides that she says are putting many of our rights and values at risk.

“Michael Gableman is retiring after 10 years. It’s a 10 year term by the way. And he’s conservative and he’s retiring and the question is whether he’ll be replaced by another conservative or replaced by somebody who’s more moderate to liberal,” said Political Analyst Joe Heim.

You can register to vote, find your polling location, and find a list of races and referendums in your area at MyVote.WI.gov.