SHEBOYGAN — On Tuesday, voters across Sheboygan County will vote on two state referendums, decide which candidates will take office across the region and select candidates for the presidential primary.

In-person voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 2. All absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on election day.

Voters must be registered and present a photo ID to vote. While the deadline for online and by-mail registration passed, voters can still register in person.

More information on absentee voting: When and where to vote in-person absentee in Sheboygan ahead of the April 2 election

People must vote at the polling location of the ward in which they live. As a result of redistricting, some wards may have changed. People can determine their voting location at myvote.wi.gov or by calling their municipal clerk.

For residents in the city of Sheboygan, all absentee and election-day ballots will feature a misprint that omits a “Vote for 1” instruction for the multi-jurisdictional municipal judge contest this spring. The city indicated this could cause confusion because the aldermanic race above that section does include the “Vote for 1” instruction, potentially causing voters to think they should only vote in one category.

Despite this error, County Clerk Jon Dolson ensured all ballots will be correctly counted. Voters can find a correct version of the ballot on MyVote Wisconsin if they wish to confirm the instructions before voting in the election.

Following is a voter guide to local elections, the referendums and the presidential primary.

Voter guide: Here’s your Sheboygan-area voter guide for the April 2 spring election, including where to find candidate Q&As and how to vote

What races are on the ballot in Sheboygan County?

Sheboygan County Supervisors (two-year term)

All 25 Sheboygan County supervisor seats are up for election with districts 15 and 19 having no candidates.

The contested races are as follows:

  • District 2: Incumbent Paul Gruber and challenger Travis Gross

  • District 3: Incumbent Kathleen Donovan and challenger Isabel Rivera

  • District 12: Incumbent Suzanne Speltz and challenger Robert Ziegelbauer

  • District 20: Incumbent Carl Nonhof and challenger Michael Vogl

Meet the districts 2 and 3 candidates: Sheboygan County Board districts 2 & 3 candidates introduce themselves ahead of election

Meet the districts 12 and 20 candidates: Sheboygan County board candidates in district 12 and 20 share their views ahead of the April 2 election

City of Sheboygan Common Council (two-year term)

Alderperson roles for districts 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 are on the ballot this year with all races contested.

The candidates are:

  • District 2: Incumbent Roberta Filicky-Peneski and challenger John Belanger

  • District 4: Debra Yochis and Robert La Fave

  • District 6: Incumbent Dean Dekker and challenger Joseph Vugrinovich

  • District 8: Incumbent Zachary Rust and challenger Jesse Roethel

  • District 10: Incumbent Joseph Heidemann and challenger Marcia Reinthaler

Initial introduction districts 2 and 8: Sheboygan Common Council candidates share how they will tackle issues ahead of primary

More on candidates from districts 2, 8: Learn more about Sheboygan council candidates Roberta Filicky-Peneski, John Belanger, Zachary Rust and Jesse Roethel

Meet the districts 2, 6, 10 candidates: Sheboygan council candidates in districts 4, 6 and 10 share the issues important to them ahead of spring election

Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education (three-year terms)

Three Sheboygan Area School District Board of Education seats are up for election this year.

The five candidates vying for these spots are:

  • Incumbent Santino Laster and challengers Leah Hibl, Peter Madden and Isabel Rivera

  • Robert Theis (registered write-in)

Meet SASD Board candidates: Sheboygan Area School District board candidates talk about diversity, funding ahead of April election

Town of Sheboygan Board (two-year terms)

Two supervisor roles are on the ballot Tuesday. One — Supervisor No. 3 — is contested.

The Supervisor No. 3 candidates are as follows:

Town of Sheboygan candidate intro: One Town of Sheboygan board race is contested. Meet the candidates here.

Village of Random Lake Village Board (two-year terms)

Three trustee positions are on the ballot in the village of Random Lake.

The five candidates seeking election are:

Meet the Random Lake candidates: Meet the Random Lake Village Board candidates

Village of Kohler Village Board (two-year terms)

Seven candidates are running to fill the three trustee positions up for election in the village of Kohler.

The following are all the candidates:

  • Incumbents John Ewert and John Winter and challengers Tracy Thomas Lyons, Paul Carlsen, Jenny Roatch, Houston Hoskins and Kelly Jensen Kasten

More about the candidates: Meet the candidates running for Kohler village board ahead of the April election

Plymouth Common Council (two-year terms)

Only one of four Plymouth Common Council races is contested as no challengers registered against districts 1, 2 and 4 incumbents.

In District 3, the candidates are:

Meet the Plymouth candidates: One Plymouth Common Council race is contested. Read about their campaigns here.

Town of Wilson Board (two-year terms)

The town of Wilson board has four candidates running for two supervisor roles.

The candidates are:

Meet the Wilson candidates: Town of Wilson Board candidates introduce themselves ahead of April 2 election

School District of Howards Grove Board of Education (three-year term)

The School District of Howards Grove has two memberships on the ballot this year.

The four candidates vying for a position are:

Initial Howards Grove candidate intro: 6 candidates on the ballot for first Howards Grove school board primary in decades

More: Howards Grove school board candidates introduce themselves ahead of general election

City of Sheboygan Falls Mayor (two-year term)

The mayoral role in Sheboygan Falls is up for election this year with two candidates running.

They are as follows:

More information about these candidates can be found on the E.thePeople website and at https://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=68049506.

City of Sheboygan Falls City Council (two-year terms)

Three aldermanic roles are up for election in Sheboygan Falls. In District 1, the position is contested.

The candidates are:

More about these candidates can be found on the E.thePeople website and at https://onyourballot.vote411.org/race-detail.do?id=5056934.

Contested and uncontested races: See who’s running in the Sheboygan County spring election

What are the referendum questions on the ballot?

Two state-wide referendum questions will be on Tuesday’s ballot. They read as follows.

QUESTION 1: “Use of private funds in election administration. Shall section 7 (1) of article III of the constitution be created to provide that private donations and grants may not be applied for, accepted, expended, or used in connection with the conduct of any primary, election, or referendum?”

QUESTION 2: “Election officials. Shall section 7 (2) of article III of the constitution be created to provide that only election officials designated by law may perform tasks in the conduct of primaries, elections, and referendums?”

Voting “yes” to the first question means private donations and grants would be banned in election administration moving into the future. A “no” vote means they will continue to be allowed.

Voting “yes” to the second question means an addition to the constitution would only allow election officials to perform tasks. Voting “no” would prevent the proposed addition to the constitution.

More information about referendum vote: Wisconsin’s April 2 referendum questions and the ‘Zuckerbucks’ debate, explained

What is the presidential primary?

All voters will be given the chance to vote for both a Democratic and Republican presidential candidate.

The Republican candidates on the ballot are former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former United Nations Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy and former President Donald Trump.

While five candidates appear on the Republican side of the presidential race, only two Democrats are on the ballot: President Joe Biden and Minnesota congressman Dean Phillips.

Because Haley — Trump’s major Republican challenger — and Phillips both dropped out of the presidential race, Tuesday’s presidential vote likely won’t have much effect on candidacy numbers. However, voter turnout and decisions will still send signals to campaigns and parties.

Residents will vote for their final choice on who should be the next president of the United States in November.

Understanding the presidential primary: Wisconsin’s 2024 presidential primary election: date, who’s on the ballot, voting deadlines

Where to find more information about the April 2 election in Wisconsin

Voters can find several resources at myvote.wi.gov, including:

Have a story tip or public interest concern? Contact Sam Bailey at [email protected] or 573-256-9937. To stay up to date on her stories and other news, follow her on X (Twitter) @SamarahBailey.

This article originally appeared on Sheboygan Press: Sheboygan spring election ballot, voting information and poll hours

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