Election Season Heats Up with August Primary

Tom Giffey

Mark your calendars, citizens: Tuesday, Aug. 12, is the fall primary election for partisan offices in Wisconsin. (Until a few years ago the primary was in September, so it’s still called the “fall” primary.) Consider the primary the warm-up for the main attraction: the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, when we’ll pick our next governor, members of Congress and the state Legislature, and numerous other state- and county-level officers. While you’ll choose between Republicans and Democrats in November, on primary day you can only vote on one party’s ballot. For a full sample ballot and the location of your polling place, go to myvote.wi.gov and enter either your address or (if you’re already registered to vote at your current address) your full name and date of birth. We’ll see you at the polls!

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