UPDATE: Polls Open for Spring Election in Wisconsin

UPDATED Tuesday, April 2, 2013 --- 10:16 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Polls are open for the spring election in Wisconsin.

Voters Tuesday are deciding races for state superintendent and Supreme Court, among many other local contests.

The Government Accountability Board is predicting that 20 percent of eligible voters will cast ballots. That would be more than double the number of voters who showed up in the February primary.

In the two statewide races, the current officeholder raised significantly more money than the opponent and benefited from television advertising from third-party groups. Justice Pat Roggensack faces Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone, while Superintendent Tony Evers is being challenged by Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore. Both races are officially nonpartisan.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


Posted Monday, April 1, 2013 --- 11:36 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court and state superintendent have one last day on the campaign trail before Tuesday's election.

Turnout is predicted to be about 20 percent in the election, which has the two statewide races on it and thousands of local races.

In the Supreme Court contest, incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack is vying for a second 10-year term on the court against Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone. This is Fallone's first run for office.

Tony Evers is trying for his second four-year term as secretary of the Department of Public Instruction. He faces Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore.

Both races are officially nonpartisan. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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