Voters To Choose Candidates For Supreme Court On Feb. 20Issue Date: February 14, 2018
The only statewide race on the primary election ballot Tuesday, Feb. 20 is for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Contenders are Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet, Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Madison attorney Tim Burns. The only local races are for a position on Peshtigo School Board and the District 27 Supervisor position on Oconto County Board.
Screnock is a conservative, backed by the Republican Party and several anti-abortion groups. Burns is openly liberal, and Dallet, while presenting herself as the most moderate candidate of the three, has been described as a liberal and has reportedly been involved in women's rights activities.
Voters in the Peshtigo School District will choose between incumbent Cory Hess and challengers Charlie Lewis and Joshua Seefeldt. The top two vote-getters will be on the spring election ballot on Tuesday, April 3.
The only other primary runoff on Feb. 20 for any county, municipal or school board position in Marinette County or bordering Oconto County communities will be for the Oconto County Board District 27 Supervisor position, where Terry Brazeau, David Rakowski and David Parmentier seek the seat being vacated by Ryan Wendt. Wendt is not seeking return to office as a County Supervisor, but will continue in his position as chair of the Town of Brazeau and Coleman School Board.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters that they will need acceptable photo ID to vote in the Spring Primary on February 20, and at the general election on Tuesday, April 3.
"Most people already have the photo ID they need to vote, such as a Wisconsin driver license or ID card," said Michael Haas, interim administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. "If you don't have one of those or another acceptable photo ID, you can get one for free after just one visit to a Wisconsin DMV office."
"Just bring whatever identifying documents you have like a birth certificate and proof of your current address to obtain a photo ID. If you don't have those documents you may still obtain a document that you can use for voting through the ID Petition Process at the DMV office," said Haas, Wisconsin's chief elections official.
Haas said that in addition to a Wisconsin driver license, ID card or other DMV-issued document, voters can use military and veteran's IDs, some student IDs, tribal IDs, or a certificate of naturalization. The full list is available at www.bringit.wi.gov.
"Your photo ID does not need to have your current address, and your name on your ID does not have to exactly match the name on the poll list," Haas said.
If you do not have a photo ID on Election Day, or if poll workers say your ID is not acceptable, you can still cast a provisional ballot that will be counted if you bring an acceptable ID to the polling place before the polls close at 8 p.m. or the clerk's office by 4 p.m. the Friday after the election.
The statewide race on the ballot on February 20 is the primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court. However, there may also be some primaries for local offices to be elected on April 3. To find out which candidates will be on your ballot, go to MyVote.wi.gov., Haas said.
Marinette County Clerk Kathy Brandt has scheduled the Marinette County Board of Canvassers to convene at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in her office on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex in Marinette to certify results of the Feb. 20 election in Marinette County.
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