Despite heavy snowfall in northern Wisconsin and flooding in the southern part of the state, Tuesday’s spring primary saw an above-average statewide turnout with 11.7 percent of the voting-age population casting ballots
In the past two decades, there have been five spring primaries involving state Supreme Court candidates that averaged a 7.3 percent turnout, according to the State Elections Commission.
A winter storm brought with it complicating factors for some voters. Northern Wisconsin counties generally saw between 1 and 3 inches of snow Monday into Tuesday, while 11 inches of snowfall was reported in Ashland County.
In the southern part of the state, several flood warnings and watches were issued by the National Weather Service as more than 2 inches of rain fell in areas.
Dane County, which held a handful of local primaries along with the Supreme Court race, saw an 18.7 percent turnout, and 20.3 percent of voting-age Madison residents heading to the polls.
State Journal reporter Shelley K. Mesch contributed to this report.