The months of issues and campaigns come to a close today as voters go to the polls with statewide races galore, with local school issues and advisory referendums spicing up what already has been a hotly debated political period.
Oneida County Clerk Tracy Hartman says leading up to today, voters have been very interested...
"...I'm hearing from all our town clerks that absentee, or early, voting this year is much higher than it was with the Governor's race four years ago. We're seeing some record turnouts for early voting and we're anticipating some high voter turnouts next Tuesday...."
The top statewide races include U.S. Senate where incumbent Tammy Baldwin is challenged by Leah Vukmir, Governor, where incumbent Scott Walker is challenged by Tony Evers, and Assembly races.
Rhinelander and Goodman-Armstrong Creek school districts are holding funding referendums. A much discussed referendum asks Oneida county voters whether or not they should advise the county board to think about mining on county land in the Town of Lynne.
Lincoln county voters will have advisory referendums on medical marijuana and and gerrymandering political districts.
The polls will be open until 8 p.m. this evening. We will have live coverage after the polls close until 11 p.m.