By Tim Kowols
Residents in Wisconsin State Senate District 1 will be able to fill its vacant seat in the Legislature Tuesday when Rep. Andre Jacque faces former Door County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Caleb Frostman in the special election. The winner of Tuesday’s election will finish the term for Frank Lasee who left the post in December, although the Legislature is not due back to Madison until after ballots are cast again in November. Door County Clerk Jill Lau says absentee votes have been coming back at a higher rate than the May Primary which had a turnout of just nine percent.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Regardless of who wins, Frostman and Jacque will be on the ballot for the fall primary election in August.