Unless you've been abroad (for example, interplanetary travel), you know that it will be time to head to the polls on Tuesday. We've listed information about the candidates in all contested races on our Election Central page.
There are no contested races any of the three aldermanic districts, but both the Greenfield and Whitnall School Board will have new members after tomorrow's vote.
Two-thirds of the Greenfield School Board candidates participated in a forum last month, and five of the six vying for three seats did video interviews with Greenfield Patch. Incumbent Rick Moze is trying to retain his seat; challengers Len Cich, Paul Palama, Russ Spahn, Brad Spohnolz and Cathy Walsh are also on the ballot.
The Whitnall School Board candidates — incumbent Mike Clarizio, Quin Brunette, Jon D. Jones and Eileen Valaitis — discussed the district's issues last week, just days before being at the voters' mercy.
The polls for all districts open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
The city has six polling places: Glenwood, Maple Grove and Elm Dale elementary schools; Whitnall High School, the community center and the library. To determine your polling place, visit the City of Greenfield web site. Voters also may call the city clerk's office at 414-329-5219 with any other questions.
Milwaukee County Races
In addition to the school board races, voters also will be casting ballots for various Milwaukee County races, though all races involving Milwaukee County Supervisors are uncontested.
Milwaukee County Court Judge seats in Branch 17 and Branch 23 are up for grabs, as is the County Comptroller. And Greenfield residents will get a chance to share their opinion on the size of the Milwaukee County Board.
Primary Race for President
Oh, yes...that too. Although there are four active candidates campaigning for the Republican nomination for president, all candidates who have thrown their hat in the ring will still be listed on the ballot: Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum.
Although there are no expected challengers to the sitting Democratic President Barack Obama, it still exists as an option to write in. Please note you will be required to fill in the preferred party you will vote in first, then pick an individual candidate within that party.
Election Law Changes
While the Voter ID law had taken effect and impacted the primary races in February, a recent injunction has put the requirement that voters show identification on hold. Residents may still be asked for a current photo ID showing proof of residence, but it is not required. You will be required to sign in to the voter roll book when you arrive at the polls.