Turnout in Supreme Court primary down from 2016, but above average of past 15 years

Photo by Saiyna Bashir, The Capital Times

Turnout in yesterday’s Supreme Court race was down from the three-way primary two years ago.

With all precincts reporting, 534,057 votes were cast in the statewide primary, according to unofficial returns collected by The Associated Press. That’s about 12 percent.

In 2016, 567,038 cast ballots in the February Supreme Court primary. That’s about 12.7 percent of the more than 4.4 million voting-age adults living in Wisconsin at the time.

From 2003 to 2016, the average turnout for a three- or four-candidate Supreme Court primary has been about 8.8 percent