Spring primary elections coming up

Cisco Garcia, Staff Writer

Did you know that there are spring elections coming up? If you didn’t, that’s OK! You still have time to get caught up on everything that will be on the ballot.
The 2023 spring primaries are going to be held on Feb. 21 and the spring general election will be held on April 14. Primaries are elections that political parties use to select candidates for a general election. Then each party’s candidates run against each other in the general election.
The primary election will have two major races on the ballot for the mayoral race and it is between incumbent Satya Rhodes-Conway, Scott Kerr, and Gloria Reyes.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court race is a nonpartisan primary for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The primary election is between Waukesha County Court Judge Jennifer Dorow, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, Dane County Court Judge Everett Mitchell and Milwaukee County Court Judge Janet Protasiewicz. The top two vote-getters will advance to the nonpartisan general election on April 4, 2023.
These elections are important because the positions that are up for election affect our local laws and state laws. In some cases, state and local laws have more of an effect on us than laws made at the federal level.
If you aren’t registered to vote, you still have time to register!
Even though the deadline for registering to vote online has passed, you are still able to register in person on election day. If you think you are registered, make sure that you have not been purged from the registration list by checking your registration status. This ensures that you are all set for election day.
To check your status, go to myvote.wi.gov/en-us/My-Voter-Info. For more voting information, go to myvote.wi.gov.