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Less than 10% turnout predicted for primary

MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Less than 10% turnout is being predicted for Tuesday's primary election in which the field of candidates for the state Supreme Court will be reduced by one.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board issued the prediction Wednesday.

The Supreme Court race is the only statewide contest on the ballot. Incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack faces Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone and Milwaukee attorney Vince Megna.

The two highest vote-getters will advance to the April 2 general election.

Turnout for the past three spring primaries for Supreme Court races have all been under 10%. In 2003 it was 6.8%, in 2007 it was 6.7% and in 2011 it was 9.6%.

GAB director Kevin Kennedy says he expects turnout this year to be in that range.

In the La Crosse area, the biggest race, both in terms of numbers of potential voters as well as number of candidates, is the primary for La Crosse Mayor.  Eleven candidates are on the ballot for Tuesday.  The top two will advance to April's general election.

WXOW's Pete Zervakis will have more on the La Crosse turnout here on WXOW.com and the 5,6, and 10pm Reports.

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