(Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
(Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)

Polls are open until 8 p.m.

Polls are open in Wisconsin, so grab your identification card and head out to cast your vote.

The statewide race garnering the most headlines is the three-way primary for Supreme Court justice. The two candidates making it through Tuesday’s primary will face-off April 7.

The three candidates include sitting Justice Dan Kelly, who announced his campaign last year on a conservative talk radio show. Kelly was appointed to the court in 2016 by former Gov. Scott Walker and belongs to the court’s conservative majority.

Kelly is competing against Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky and Marquette University Law School professor Ed Fallone. 

While the Supreme Court contest is nonpartisan, there is a partisan primary happening in the 7th Congressional District across northern and northwest Wisconsin. The Republican primary pits Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, against Jason Church, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. The Democratic primary features Tricia Zunker, a Ho Chunk Supreme Court Justice, constitutional law professor, and president of the Wausau school board, versus insurance salesman Lawrence Dale. The winners will be squaring off in May for a special election to take the seat vacated by Republican Sean Duffy last year. The winner in May will have to turn around and immediately seek a full term in Congress this November.

In addition to the the Supreme Court primary, voters could be casting ballots in school board and other local, non-partisan races and school-funding referendums. 

Wisconsin voters can register at the polls on Election Day with a proper ID. Check out myvote.wi.gov for details on your polling place, your ballot, and what you need to get registered. Polls close at 8 p.m.