Wisconsinites head to polls for spring election

"Voting is our sacred duty"
Posted at 1:13 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 18:18:48-04

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- The election of a new Wisconsin supreme court justice tops the ballot in today’s spring election. 

“Voting is our sacred duty," Benjamin Wagner said. "[An] honor, and privilege [as] an American citizen." 

That’s why Benjamin Wagner of Whitefish Bay made it a point to be one of the first ones at the polls before taking his little one to preschool. 

“Today we have the opportunity to elect a justice for Supreme Court of Wisconsin who’s going be fair and partial," Wagner said.  

In Tuesday's election, voters will decide between Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca ballot in the race for a 10-year term on the supreme court. 

“I’m just trying to support my community by voting," Baisha Whitten said. "Even if the elections are not charged or even if the lines are not long, just trying to be committed to voting."

Whitten is also one of the thousands of Wisconsinites who will decide if the State Treasurer's Office should be eliminated. It’s an office that’s been around for 170 years and if it passes Wisconsin would join Texas as the only states without a treasurer —and Whitten encourages everyone to be a part of day’s election process. 

“We should always vote," Whitten said. "The elders, the children, all the people —we should exercise our right to vote."

Polls close at 8 pm.