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Wisconsin spring elections, what you got to know

Wisconsin spring elections, what you got to know
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12:10 PM EST, February 20, 2024

As Wisconsin gears up for its 2024 election cycle, starting with the nonpartisan spring primary election, the stakes and races vary.

The spring general election is set for April 2, 2024, accompanied by the Presidential Preference Vote. This is an opportunity for Wisconsin voters to participate in the democratic process by selecting their preferred presidential candidates, alongside voting on other critical positions and measures. Leading up to this, if necessary, the Spring Primary will be held on February 20, 2024, to narrow down the candidates for the general election.

Noteworthy among the elections is the United States Senate election, where Wisconsinites can vote for their representation in the national legislature. Additionally, Wisconsin's 3rd Congressional District will see action with the general election and a specific Democratic primary set for August 13, 2024, drawing attention to the political dynamics within the state.

Several statewide ballot measures slated for the April and November ballots are essential. On April 2, voters will be asked to decide on measures prohibiting any level of government in Wisconsin from accepting non-governmental funds or equipment for election administration and another that stipulates only election officials designated by law may administer elections. Come November 5, another key measure on the ballot will be the Citizenship Voting Requirement Amendment, which aims to enshrine in the state Constitution that only U.S. citizens 18 years or older can vote in federal, state, local, or school elections.

These elections and measures underscore the importance of civic engagement and the influence of Wisconsinites on both the direction of their state and the nation. Voters are encouraged to register and participate in these elections to ensure their voices are heard. For detailed information on how to vote, including absentee voting options, polling place locations, and what will be on your ballot, resources such as the Wisconsin Elections Commission website and MyVote WI offer comprehensive guides and tools to assist voters every step of the way

Source: wisconsinexaminer

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