Spring Election Day is Here – Polls Open at 7 am
It’s Election Day – as voters across Wisconsin will head to the polls today to cast their ballots in the spring election. There are a number of races on the ballot locally, including several town board races, school board races, a City Council race in Fond du Lac and two school referendums, one for the Fond du Lac School District and one for the Oakfield School District. Also included is a contested race for Lakeside Municipal Court Judge and a statewide race for Supreme Court Justice. Polls are open from 7 am until 8 pm. Voters should bring a valid photo ID with them to the polls.
Races around the area include**:
Judicial: Contested race for Lakeside Municipal Court Judge between incumbent Jerry Jaye and challenger Douglas Iverson.
At least one contested town board race is on the ballot in the towns of Alto, Ashford, Calumet, Eldorado, Empire, Fond du Lac, Lamartine, Ripon, Springvale
Contested Village Trustee races in Brandon, North Fond du Lac and St. Cloud
Contested City Council race in Fond du Lac – with six candidates running for three spots on the council.
In Dodge County, several candidates are running unopposed for town board positions in the Town of Lomira, Town of Theresa, Town of Leroy and the Town of Chester. There are contested races for Town Board Supervisor and two town board supervisor positions in the Town of Trenton.
In the Village of Lomira, there is a contested race for Village Trustee – with four candidates running for three spots. There are uncontested alderperson races in Mayville and Waupun as well.
In Winnebago County – there are five candidates running for three spots on the Oshkosh City Council. There is also a Mayor’s race in Oshkosh, with incumbent Steve Cummings running against current city council member and Deputy Mayor Lori Palmeri.
School Board Races:
Contested School Board races in the Campbellsport, Fond du Lac, Kewaskum, Ripon and Waupun School Districts. In the Fond du Lac and Ripon races four candidates are running for three spots on the board. In the Kewaskum race, four candidates are running for two spots on the board.
In Dodge County, there are three candidates running for two spots on the Mayville School Board. There are also two candidates running for one spot to represent the CIty of Waupun on the Waupun School Board.
Voters in the Fond du Lac School District will be asked to approve two referendum questions that total $98.5 million. One question asks for $91.5 million to address school safety and security, along with external building upgrades and internal building system upgrades. The second question asks for $7 million to add air conditioning to the eight school buildings around the district that do not have it.
Voters in the Oakfield School District will be asked to approve a $5.3 million operating referendum that will replace a $6.6 million referendum that expires in June 2020. The question asks taxpayers to approve exceeding state revenue caps by $1 million for two years, and then $1.1 million for three years.
For information on your polling location – or what will be on your ballot today, go to the My Vote Wisconsin Website.
*Note: there are several uncontested races around the area today as well. We have chosen to only highlight the ones that have multiple candidates running for a limited number of spots on a board or council.