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Primary election day: What voters need to know


CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) – It's election day in Wisconsin and Newsline 9 wants to make sure you are aware of what you need to know before heading to the polls.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. for the primary election.

The Government Accountability Board estimates 15 percent voter turnout for today's races.

This year, there are statewide democratic primaries for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and state treasurer. There are also republican primaries for secretary of state and state treasurer.

There are primaries in five of the eight congressional districts. There are both democratic and republican primaries for the 7th congressional district, where Rep. Sean Duffy currently holds a position. And there are battles on both sides for the 1st congressional district, where Rep. Paul Ryan currently holds the seat.

Newsline 9 will also be following several primaries for county sheriffs, including a four-way democratic primary for Portage County Sheriff. Price, Clark and Langlade Counties also have primary races for sheriff.

Voters do not need an I.D. at the polls, but if they are registering to vote Tuesday, they will need to bring a proof of residence.

Primary voters may only vote for candidates in one party.

To find out which candidates you will see on your ballot, click here. There you can also find out where to vote.

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