It's primary election day in Wisconsin

MADISON (WKOW) -- Voting for Wisconsin's partisan primary is Tuesday, August 14th and polls across the state will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If you're a registered voter, all you'll need to cast a vote is a photo ID that shows where you live. You can also register to vote in-person on election day at your polling place, as long as you provide proof that you're a resident.  

Though many people don't jump parties, Wisconsin is one of the few states that allow people to decide on election day which party they want to vote in. However, in a partisan primary, residents have to stick with that one party for all votes, meaning you may only vote in ONE party for all offices.  Election officials warn that voting in more than one political party may void your choices.

Your ballot and local election information are based on where you live.  To check your registration status, find your polling place and see what’s on your ballot specifically, go to the State of Wisconsin Elections Commission's website:  

Partisan Primary, August 14 

  • Governor and Lt. Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • U.S. Senator
  • Representative in Congress
  • State Senator (odd-numbered districts)
  • Representatives to the Assembly (all districts), and 
  • In some areas, county offices will also be decided.  Those can include races for sheriff, clerk of circuit court and coroner.  

You may find all the candidates who filed to be on the ballot here.  

All who filed as write-in candidates with the state had to have their registration in by last Friday. Find their listings here

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker does face a primary on Tuesday. He is up against Robert Meyer of Sun Prairie. The winner of the Republican primary will face the winner of the Democratic primary, in which eight candidates are running. They include: Tony Evers, Mahlon Mitchell, Kathleen Vinehout, Kelda Roys, Matt Flynn, Paul Soglin, Mike McCabe and Josh Pade. 

Republicans will choose between state Sen. Leah Vukmir and newcomer Kevin Nicholson in a U.S. Senate primary. The winner takes on Democratic incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

There are also primaries in the race to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Residents will also cast their votes for odd-numbered state Senate seats and all state Assembly districts in November. Only a few of them have primary races on Tuesday. To find yours, visit "What's On My Ballotat

Tuesday's primary winner will face voters again in the general election, set for November 6, 2018.

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