Low turnout predicted for Tuesday’s election
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Only about one in 10 eligible voters were expected to vote in Tuesday’s spring election.
According to the Government Accountability Board, turnout was expected to be between 9 and 11 percent. That would be just a small increase from the February primary, when turnout was 7 percent.
The low turnout may be due to the lack of any high profile state races.
In eastern Wisconsin’s 12-county District 2 Court of Appeals, Waukesha County Judge Linda Van De Water takes on fellow Waukesha County Judge Paul Reilly.
In District 4, which covers 24 counties in southern and central Wisconsin, Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard faces Richland County Circuit Judge Edward Leineweber.
There are also a host of races and school district building referendums to be decided.