Stories tagged: "Election Day"


Wisconsin Primary Election Turnout Hits 40-Year High

Why that’s a big deal and what it could mean for this November. More than one-quarter of Wisconsin voters cast a ballot in last week’s partisan primary, according to unofficial results from the Associated Press. The 25.8% turnout was the most since 1982, when 26.9% of Wisconsinites voted. The unofficial numbers may be lower in...

The Most Common Mistakes That Get Wisconsin Voters Turned Away on Election Day

Don’t miss out on having your voice heard. Wisconsin’s Primary is Aug. 9, 2022.

Eau Claire City Hall drop box
Ballot Drop Boxes Stay for Tuesday’s Primary, but They Won’t Be Allowed on April 5

Supreme Court conservatives let a ban on drop boxes stand for April, even after the court protected their use for Tuesday.

Voters cast their ballots last November at the Zwingli United Church of Christ in the Dane County community of Paoli. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Election Day Is Here: Local Offices and State Education Leader Among the Contests

Polls are open until 8 p.m. for spring non-partisan races and two special elections to fill vacant seats in the state Legislature.

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway beat four other Wisconsin mayors to a competition to see who could get the highest percentage of registered voters to submit absentee ballots at 62%. All of the other four cities had more than 49% of registered voters submit absentee ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
Mayors of Wisconsin’s Five Largest Cities: Voting Will Be Safe and Secure

Roughly 50% of registered voters have already submitted absentee ballots in the state’s five largest cities.

The Badgers volleyball team's season was delayed until an early 2021 start, and the team has been practicing. With availability on Election Day for a change, the Badgers will be working at local polls instead. (Photo by UW Athletics)
From Volleyball to Volunteering: UW Team Spending Day as Poll Workers

Not all the players were registered to vote, either. Now they are.

Washington High School was one of only five Milwaukee polling places open on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Here’s Everything You Need to Know as the Polls Open in Wisconsin

Election Day runs from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Join in. All the cool kids are doing it.