Our reporters share images of voters embracing their swing-state status in choosing a president.
After a lengthy period of unseasonably cold temperatures and even a record amount of October snow in some locations, Wisconsin enjoyed a rare warm and sunny Election Day on Nov. 3.
UpNorthNews reporters and contributors fanned out across the state to show and tell the story of Wisconsin conducting elections with unprecedented safety protocols and historic levels of absentee voting due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Voters in the Dunn County village of Colfax made their 2020 election choices in the Municipal Building which was completed in 1916 and likely hosted voters deciding that year between Woodrow Wilson and Charles Evans Hughes. (Photo by Jim Zons)
Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg ordered five selfie stations which Wausau residents can use as a background for selfie photos to post when they vote on Tuesday. (Photo provided by Katie Rosenberg)
Wausau Mayor Katie Rosenberg poses in front of a voting selfie station. Voters can take selfies at the stations and post them on social media after voting at Wausau polling places on Election Day. (Photo provided by Katie Rosenberg)
Connie Phair places a sticker on the back of Dana Johnson at a Madison polling site to show she is processing absentee ballots. At 74, Johnson is working the polls for the first time. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
These taped X marks on the floor at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eau Claire show how far apart voters should stand to maintain social distancing as they wait to cast ballots. (Julian Emerson photo)
Roughly 1,900 absentee ballots are waiting to be counted at Falk Elementary School in Madison. This is one of three boxes containing the ballots. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Voters wait in line at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Wausau Tuesday morning. (Photo by Samer Ghani)
Poll workers lined up behind plexiglass barriers at Center St. Library in Milwaukee at the start of Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
About 80 people in line at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Eau Claire when the polls opened. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Traffic was sparse at the Dreyfus Center on UW-Stevens Point campus for Election Day. (Photo by Samer Ghani)
Nora Colie and Cambria Matlow hand out free snacks and drinks outside Washington Park Library in Milwaukee. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Election Day poll workers site behind plexiglass at the Thiensville village hall polling location. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
A Menomonie resident checks in to vote while carrying her daughter at UW-Stout’s Johnson Fieldhouse. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Voters cast their ballot at the Zwingli United Church of Christ on Election Day. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Boxes with absentee ballots wait to be tabulated in the gym at Sun Prairie High School on Election Day. The entire gym was dedicated to counting the absentee ballots. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Outside the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Appleton, the line of social-distanced voters winds around the parking lot at 4 p.m. on Election Day. Eric St. Louis said that when he drove past earlier that day the line had been wrapped around the corner, but said that, all things considered, he thought poll workers were handling the election well.
(Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Clerk Mary Price stands outside the 109-year-old Perry Town Hall. Located in a rural corner of Dane County, Wis., its population is 670. (Photo by Susan Lampert Smith)
Green Bay’s central count facility for absentee ballots at the KI Convention Center on Nov. 3, 2020. Green Bay is one of 39 cities, villages, and towns that open and count all absentee ballots at a central facility rather than at each polling station. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)