Around Wisconsin, voters headed to the polls Tuesday despite concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
After days of uncertainty, a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision Monday afternoon meant there would be in-person voting in this year’s spring election. On the ballot is the presidential primary, a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court and local offices around the state.
Workers at polling locations around the city said the process was going smoothly, with people following the directions provided to maintain social distancing in attempt to avoid the spread of the virus.
Many locations gave voters the option between going inside the building or voting curbside from their cars.
Some voters continued yearly traditions, even as most normal parts of election day were gone. These neighbors were both in their front lawns encouraging drivers to vote.
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing. At some downtown polling locations, a vehicular parade of protesters circled the block honking their horns — displaying signs that asked for state officials to halt the election.
Poll workers, who had been in short supply in the days leading up to the election, were on hand to assist with absentee ballot drop offs, curbside voting and directions. Across the city, most poll workers wore masks — as did many voters.