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In-person absentee voting for Wisconsin’s spring primary began today and will continue for the next two weeks.
Most of the elections on the ballot will be local races, and so will differ from municipality to municipality.
Madison alders are up for election, and most have one or two candidates, meaning they’ll be decided in April.
But three Madison Common Council seats will head to this February’s primary first.
On the west side, four contenders – Anthony Nino Amato, Nikki Conklin, Douglas Hyant and incumbent Paul Skidmore – will face off in the 9th district.
Near Monona, four candidates – Jael Currie, Greg Dixon, Tyson Vitale, and Matt Tramel will face off in the 16th district. Kim Richman tells WORT they’ve dropped out of that race. And on Madison’s north side, Veronica Figueroa Velez, Rebecca Kemble and Charles Myadze will face off in the 18th district.
Voters in east Madison will also vote in a special primary for County Board Supervisor in District 12, between incumbent Larry Palm, Goodwill Chekwube Obieze, and Amani Latimer Burris.
Some residents in Fitchburg will pick their top two out of four candidates for alder in District 3 between Sarah Schroeder, Shawnicia Youmas, Nicholas DiMiceli and Jay Allen.
And the entire state of Wisconsin will narrow down the seven challengers currently running to be State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The candidates are Jill Underly, Deborah Kerr, Steve Krull, Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams, Troy Gunderson, Joe Fenrick, and Sheila Briggs.
The two top performing candidates that emerge out of the spring primary on February 16th, will head to the spring election on April 6th.
To see what’s on your ballot and if you’re registered to vote, head to myvote.wi.gov.