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Low turnout expected for February primary

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La Crosse County, WI (WXOW) -

Voter participation in Tuesday's primary isn't expected to do more than break double digits, according to the La Crosse City Clerk.

Polls open on Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00am. There will be two issues on the ballot. One will be the primary election between three candidates for State Supreme Court (Tim Burns, Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock), the other, a primary between two candidates for La Crosse County Treasurer (Amy Twitchell, Chad Hawkins).

La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke said the February primaries have a wider range, but typically don't go above 20% voter turnout.

"We've had as low as 7% turnout and we've had as high as 17%," Lehrke said. "It just depends on what's on the ballot."

Lehrke said she doesn't expect turnout to be much more than 12-13% this time around. 

Registration requires proof of residency. If you have moved since the last election, you will need to re-register. To register online, or find out more information log onto MyVote.WI.gov. 

Photo ID will be required to vote on election day.

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