Wisconsin GAB estimates voter turnout for April 2nd election

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MADISON (WITI) — The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is predicting voter turnout of 20 percent for the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 2. Wisconsin’s voters will choose among 9,587 candidates for 6,768 state and local offices, as well vote in 76 different local referenda.

Local races include elections for 29 circuit court judges as well as 43 mayors, 375 village presidents, and 1,182 town board chairpersons. There are 614 school board seats up for election and 52 school district referenda. Other local referenda range from advisory questions about Election Day Registration in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee to issues about selling town property and allowing all-terrain vehicles on town roads. There are also “Move to Amend” advisory referenda in the cities of Fort Atkinson and Whitewater and in Chippewa County about whether the U.S. Constitution should be amended regarding rights for corporations.

Voters in Assembly District 98 in Waukesha County will also have special partisan election to fill a vacant seat. There is only one candidate on the ballot.

To find out which candidates and referendums they will see on the ballot, voters should visit the MyVote Wisconsin website. Registered voters can put in their name and date of birth to see their record and what is on their ballot. Voters planning to register at the polls on Election Day can use the Address Search feature to find their polling place and see sample ballots for their city, village or town.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.