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Hear ye, hear ye, the polls are open in Wisconsin

November 6, 2018

Some races have a shotgun start, but in Wisconsin, political races start with “Hear ye, hear ye,” when polls open on Election Day.

Voters were lining up early all across Wisconsin to cast their votes for governor, US senator, attorney general and dozens of other state and local candidates and referenda, part of the mid-term elections going on across the country.

Voting got under way at the East High School polling place at 7 a.m. Tuesday, with at least 60 people in line at the start of the vote.

Polling places are open until 8 p.m., and you can find out where you should vote by going to myvote.wi.gov, the official state voting website.

The big races, such as Gov. Scott Walker against challenger Tony Evers, Sen. Tammy Baldwin against challenger Leah Vukmir, and Atty. Gen. Brad Schimel against challenger Josh Kaul, top the ballots, but all state Assembly seats and half of the state Senate seats are on ballots as well.

Many area school districts are looking for money to build new schools, so voters are being asked for permission to do so through referendums.

When going to the polls, bring identification that’s recognized as valid, such as a driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a passport, etc., that has your photo on it.

You can also register at the polls, by bringing a document with your current address, such as a paycheck or paystub, utility bill, bank statement or current residential lease.

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