Wisconsin’s first primary is over: What’s next in April?

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Voters in Wisconsin are looking toward the April election that will officially decide who takes office in several local races.

Wisconsin’s first primary is over but the results have nothing to do with the race for the Whitehouse. Political science expert Joe Heim said this is normal for Wisconsin.

“Spring elections in Wisconsin are municipal elections primarily,” Heim said.

Statewide voters narrowed down the race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Justice Daniel Kelly and Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky will be moving on to the general election in April. Why does that matter? If Kelly wins Wisconsin remains the status quo with a 5-2 conservative majority in the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Voters in Onalaska and Tomah narrowed down the race mayor. Monroe County voters also narrowed down the pool for School Board. Click here for official results.

The April 7 election will officially decide who fills those roles. The big-ticket on the April ballot will be the presidential preference.

“You are voting for the delegates to go to the conventions.”

Wisconsin has 84 delegates up for grabs on the Democratic side. Those delegates then go to the national convention. Democrats need 1,991 delegates to win on the first ballot. A second vote would take place it there’s no clear winner.

Heim said there’s a long way to go this election season.

“That’s why when you talk about Iowa or New Hampshire you are talking about five percent of the delegate selection that has occurred so far. That’s a pretty small number.

Voters in the Viroqua School District will also vote for a more than $2.7 million referendum. Election officials say they are already sending out absentee ballots Thursday in order to give military members a chance to vote.

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