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City Clerk Terri Kalan, front, and Chief Inspector Donna Olson feed ballots into the voting machines during a public test of the equipment Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com 1 / 3
City Clerk Terri Kalan feeds ballots into the voting machines during a public test of the equipment Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com 2 / 3
Chief Inspector Donna Olson, an election official, feeds ballots into the voting machines during a public test of the equipment Wednesday, Oct. 31. Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com 3 / 3

Public testing of voting equipment went off without a hitch.

More than 15 percent of voters in Superior took advantage of early voting.

Now, the fate of federal and state leaders rests in the hands of voters who cast their ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6.

In Superior, more than 15 percent of voters have already cast a ballot in the midterm elections.

In national races, Republican Leah Vukmir is challenging Democrat Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate. Republican Rep. Sean Duffy is facing challenges from Democrat Margaret Engebretson and direct participatory democracy candidate Ken Driessen for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District.

In Wisconsin, where the governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, Assembly and odd-numbered Senate races are all on the ballot, voters will also decide representatives in the U.S. House and Senate.

In the governor's race, voters decide whether Republican Gov. Scott Walker should serve a third term or whether any of several challengers should lead the state for the next four year. The Democratic challenger Tony Evers has served at superintendent of public instruction since 2009. Also running for governor is Phillip Anderson, Libertarian; Michael J. White, Wisconsin Green; Maggie Turnbull, independent; and Arnie Enz, the Wisconsin Party.

Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is facing challenges from Democratic candidate Josh Kaul and Constitution candidate Terry White.

Republican Jay Schroeder is challenging longtime secretary of state, Democrat Doug La Follette, and Republican Travis Hartwig, Democrat Sarah Godlewski and Constitution party candidate Andrew Zuelke are running for state treasurer to replace Republican Matt Adamczyk, who declared non-candidacy.

Democratic Sen. Janet Bewley is facing a challenge from Republican James Bolen for the 25th District Wisconsin Senate seat. In area Assembly races, Democratic Rep. Beth Meyers is facing a challenge from former Phillips mayor, Republican Jeff Fahl, for the 74th District, and Democratic Rep. Nick Milroy isn't facing a challenge on the ballot for the 73rd District seat.

In local races, Douglas County Sheriff Tom Dalbec and Clerk of Courts Michele Wick, both Democrats, are running unopposed.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. Tuesday, and new voters can register at the polls with proof of residency.

Village residents cast their votes in their community: Lake Nebagamon Auditorium, Solon Springs Community Center and village halls in Oliver, Poplar and Superior.

Polling locations are at town halls in most rural communities except in Maple and Oakland. Ballots are cast at the community center, 11037 E. U.S. Highway 2, Maple, and at Country Peace Presbyterian Church, 4694 S. County Road A, Oakland.

City voters living in the 1st and 3rd districts in Superior cast ballots at Central Assembly of God Church, 3000 Hammond Ave.; 2nd and 4th districts at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St.; and 6th and 10th districts at the Salvation Army, 916 Hughitt Ave. Voters in the 5th and 7th districts cast ballots at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 600 N. 21st St.; and 8th and 9th districts at Billings Park Civic Center, 3909 N. 18th St.

If you're not sure where to vote, go to myvote.wi.gov or call your municipal clerk.

Don't forget your photo ID, such as a Wisconsin driver's license, state-issued or military ID, or passport. For a list of other acceptable forms of ID, go to bringit.wisconsin.gov.

Provisional ballots will be provided for voters who are unwilling to list their ID number when they register, haven't previously provided proof of residence or are unable to provide identification.

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