Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

The Elections Commission isn’t making any turnout predictions as voters today choose the next state Supreme Court justice and weigh in on a constitutional amendment to eliminate the office of state treasurer.

Instead, the commission noted there have been seven spring elections since 2000 with a contested statewide election for Supreme Court justice, but without a presidential primary.

Turnout in those races has ranged from 34.3 percent in 2011, as Justice David Prosser narrowly defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg in a race that became a referendum on Act 10, to 18.2 percent in 2009, as Justice Shirley Abrahamson easily won re-election over Randy Koschnick.

The average turnout has been 21.5 percent of the voting age population.

The current voting age population is almost 4.5 million; average turnout would be about 961,000 voters.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and are to close at 8 p.m.

As results come in, Supreme Court candidates Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock will be spending election night close to home.

Screnock, a Sauk County judge, will be at Trappers Turn Golf Club in the Wisconsin Dells.

Dallet, a Milwaukee County judge, will be at the Good City Brewing in Milwaukee.

Follow tonight’s developments in the Election Blog:
https://www.wispolitics.com/category/election/

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