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Low Voter Turnout Expected For Primary Election

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It's Primary Election Day in Wisconsin, the first of four major elections this year.

There is only one statewide race, as voters will narrow from three to two the candidates for the State Supreme Court. Rebecca Bradley of Wauwatosa, Joanne Kloppenburg of Madison and Joe Donald from Milwaukee are all running to fill one seat on the state's highest court. The top two vote getters today will square off during the Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary on April 5.

Two Northwoods school districts, Rhinelander and Northland Pines, will ask voters to exceed spending limits for the next three years.

There are a scattering of races around the region, including a primary for mayor in Tomahawk.

Vilas County Clerk David Alleman says he doesn't make number predictions about voter turnout,but he says unless there's an issue on the local ballot turnout likely will be light...

"....historically February primaries are a low turnout. Some areas may not see 5 percent...."

We'll have results on the air tonight after 9 p.m.

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