Wisconsin partisan primaries will be held next Tuesday, August 14. Polls are open statewide from 7 am to 8 pm.
Absentee voting Voters in Wisconsin may vote by absentee ballot at at a municipal clerk’s office until 5 pm or the end of business on the Friday before an election (Friday, August 10 for the August 14 primary). More information on absentee balloting is available here. Madison voters may vote in the City Clerk’s office (Room 103, 210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) from 8:15 am to 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 9 and from 8:15 am to 6:30 pm on Friday, August 10. More information is available here.
Voters may not cross party lines when voting in a partisan primary. The ballot includes several important races:
- United States Senate — Four Republicans are competing to oppose Democrat Tammy Baldwin in November: Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, Madison businessman Eric Hovde, businessman and former congressman Mark Neumann, and former governor Tommy Thompson.
- Second Congressional District — Four Democrats are on the ballot to oppose Republican Chad Lee in November: security consultant Dennis Hall, State Representative Mark Pocan, State Representative Kelda Roys, and attorney Matt Silverman.
- Dane County Clerk — Four Democrats are on the ballot: Sun Prairie City Clerk Dianne Hermann-Brown, Dane County Board Chairman Scott McDonnell, City of Madison Administrative Support Clerk Mike Quieto, and former Madison alderman Santiago Rosas.
- Wisconsin Assembly — Redistricting has changed legislative districts throughout the state. A map of Dane County districts is here. Contested races include the 47th District where attorney Amanda Hall and former Monona mayor Robb Kahl will be on the ballot, the 78th District where State Representative Brett Hulsey will be challenged by quality assurance analyst Christopher Fisher, the 79th District where Middleton School Board president Ellen Lindgren and Dane County Supervisor Dianne Hesselbein will meet, and the 80th District where Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts will be challenged by former Fitchburg City Council member Charles Uphoff and former State Representative and Senator Joe Wineke.