By Correne Martin
Tuesday’s primary election was considered monumental for Wisconsin, not only because of the divisive political climate on the national level, but also from the perspective of major party nominations on both sides of the aisle.
At Prairie du Chien City Hall, around mid-day Tuesday, poll workers noted that voters had been steadily coming through the door, with lines forming at times, though they weren’t surprised by the seemingly higher than normal turnout. Out of 2,788 voters in the city of Prairie du Chien, 1,690 cast their ballots, resulting in an overall voter turnout of 60.6 percent, unofficially, according to poll reports.
Three random voters were chosen for short interviews after voting at city hall, including two middle-aged men—one white and one black—who’ve voted their whole lives, as well as one young, white female voting in her first election.