Republican voters in Wisconsin will pick who will get to challenge Gov. Tony Evers this fall in what has become Tuesday’s most closely watched race in the state.
On the Democratic side, voters in the Third Congressional District will weigh in on the state’s only competitive House race. Representative Ron Kind, a Democrat who is retiring, has long been a Republican target. Voters will choose from four Democrats who will try to keep the seat in their party’s hands this fall.
Here’s what to know about voting in Wisconsin:
How to vote
The deadline to register to vote for Tuesday’s primary has passed. Not sure if you are registered? Check here.
Polls will close at 8 p.m. Central time.
It is too late to request for an absentee ballot, and probably too late to return an absentee ballot by mail: No ballot received after polls close will count, regardless of when it was postmarked. There are several options to return your absentee ballot in person, however.
Ballot drop boxes are mostly prohibited in Wisconsin, but you can return your absentee ballot to your designated polling place, a town clerk or an absentee vote counting center. Look up the options available to you here.
Where to vote
Find your closest polling place here.
What’s on the ballot
In the Republican primary for governor, the race’s front-runners are Tim Michels, a construction executive, and Rebecca Kleefisch, a former television news reporter who served as lieutenant governor between 2011 and 2019.
Mr. Michels is running with the endorsement of former President Donald J. Trump, and Ms. Kleefisch has been endorsed by former Vice President Mike Pence.
There are other statewide contests as well. Three Republicans are vying for the party’s nomination to challenge Secretary of State Douglas LaFollette, a Democrat. The office currently has no power to over elections in the state, but Republicans hope to change that if their candidate prevails in November.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos will face a challenge from Adam Steen, a first-time candidate who supports decertifying the 2020 election and has said he would make contraception illegal. Mr. Trump has endorsed Mr. Steen.
Voters can weigh in on other state legislative races too, and depending on where you live, local contests as well. See a sample ballot here.
Alyce McFadden contributed reporting.