It’s election day!

Contests for everyone April 3

BURNETT, POLK, WASHBURN COUNTIES – State Supreme Court, school referendums, village and city councils, school boards. There are contests for every voter Tuesday, April 3.

The state Supreme Court race is the most contested. Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock, both Circuit Court Judges, are running for an open seat on the top Wisconsin court. Every voter in the state has a voice in this election. Information on the candidates, their views, their supporters, can be found on their websites: and

The school referendums are in the Shell Lake, Clayton and Frederic school districts. Voters decide on bonding issues and levy cap increases. Each district offers full details about the ballot choices, purposes and costs to property owners on their web sites. All residents in each district have a stake in these referendums.

There are school board contests in nine of the 17 school districts in the three counties: Shell Lake, Spooner, Siren, Cumberland, Frederic, Unity, Osceola, Amery, and Clear Lake.

There are scattered contests at the municipal level across the area. In Washburn County the only contest is in Birchwood village. There are full ballots for Grantsburg and Siren village councils. Seven Polk County villages, Balsam Lake, Centuria, Clayton, Frederic, Luck, Osceola and Turtle Lake, have contests or write-in elections on their ballots. The two cities of Amery and St. Croix Falls have contests for Mayor. And the Polk towns of Alden and Eureka have contests.

The election scene at the county board level is very quiet this year. All board seats in each county are up but the only contest are for several seats in Washburn County and for one Burnett County spot.

The names of ALL the candidates for every area election, contested or unopposed, can be found on the Leader/Register website.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.