The 2018 spring election arrives Tuesday against the backdrop of what the National Weather Service says will be a major early spring snowstorm. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. through 8 p.m.
The turnout may be affected by the weather forecast; voting will take place in the middle of a winter storm warning that has been declared from 1 a.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday, with as much as 7 to 11 inches of snow possible across Northeast Wisconsin.
A late write-in has registered for the Kewaunee County Board seat that was held by the late John Pagel.
Kim A. Kroll’s name will not appear on the ballot Tuesday, but she registered with the County Clerk’s office to help voters know she is willing to serve as supervisor for District 13, which covers the town of Casco Ward 1, town of West Kewaunee Ward 2, and town of Luxemburg Ward 1.
No one registered as a write-in for District 5, which covers Wards 4 and 5 of the village of Luxemburg. Supervisor Christopher Rasmussen is not running for re-election; if someone is running a write-in campaign, he or she has made no known public comment about it.
There are 11 supervisory districts where either the incumbent decided not to run or has a challenger in Tuesday’s election.
Meanwhile, a write-in contest has emerged in the city of Algoma, where Alderperson Janice Mueller is not running for re-election to her 2nd District seat on the City Council. Jim Anderson and Scott J. Meverden both have registered as write-in candidates.
Other highlights of the spring election are two referendum questions in the Luxemburg-Casco School District and a race for mayor of Kewaunee.
Statewide, voters are choosing a new state Supreme Court justice and deciding a referendum question about whether to eliminate the elected position of state treasurer.
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