A battle between four Republicans vying for the U.S. Senate highlights Tuesday's primary election in Wisconsin, which is occurring a month earlier than usual to comply with federal law.
Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, Political newcomer Eric Hovde, former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann and former Governor Tommy Thompson are looking to advance to face U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the general election. November's winner will snag the seat being vacated by Sen. Herb Kohl.
Locally, voters in the 1st Assembly District will be picking a Democrat to face Republican incumbent Garey Bies. Arnie Johnsrud of Algoma and Patrick Veeser of Luxemburg are looking to advance.
In Kewaunee County, three Democrats are on the ballot for county clerk: Jamie Annoye, Christopher Baeb and incumbent Linda Teske. The only Republican on the ballot is Julie Siegmund.
Sturgeon Bay City Clerk Stephanie Reinhardt is reminding voters that redistricting lines are in effect and those who haven't voted in 2012 many have a change in their polling location. And those who'd like to register at the polls must have lived at their present address for 28 days and should bring a driver's license with their current address, utility bill or lease for proof of residence.
Reinhardt says as of 3:30 p.m. turnout was running at about 15%.
Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Results will be posted online at DoorCountyDailyNews.com.