WISCONSIN - The spring general election is Tuesday, with polls open statewide from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The election will select city aldermen, village and town supervisors, and school board members throughout the state.
Voters statewide will chose the replacement for acting Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stafford Taylor.
The two candidates are Pecatonica School District superintendent Jill Underly of Hollandale, and former Brown Deer School District superintendent Deborah Kerr of Caledonia.
Wisconsin voters who are voting absentee by mail must act soon, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
“More than 390,000 Wisconsin voters have requested absentee ballots by mail, but less than 96,000 have been recorded as returned,” said Meagan Wolfe, administrator for the Wisconsin Elections Commission. “Your ballot must arrive by Election Day to be counted and the U.S. Postal Service says it can take up to seven days for a letter to arrive. If you’re planning to mail your ballot back, you should mail it back as soon as possible.”
Voters who still need to request an absentee ballot by mail should also act immediately, Wolfe said.
Registered voters can make their requests online at https://myvote.wi.gov.
“Please do not wait for the legal deadline — which is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 — for your clerk to receive your request for an absentee ballot by mail,” said Wolfe. “If you wait until the deadline, you risk not getting your ballot in time to vote it and return it by 8 p.m. on Election Day. The absentee by mail deadlines in law don’t correspond with the amount of time it may take to receive and return your ballot by mail,” Wolfe said. “That is why the Wisconsin Elections Commission urges voters who wish to vote absentee by mail to request them as soon as possible.”Voters running up against absentee voting by-mail deadlines have the option of voting absentee in-person in their city, village or town clerk’s office or a satellite voting location.