As the spring election nears, races have taken shape for prominent seats in Wauwatosa, including on the Wauwatosa Common Council, the Wauwatosa school board and the Milwaukee county board.
It's a peculiar election season in Wauwatosa; despite a large number of seats appearing on ballots come April 5, there are only two contested races, and both are for spots on the city's common council.
April 5 also marks a presidential primary in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has predicted a high voter turnout of 40 percent for the spring election.
A 40 percent turnout — or about 1.75 million of Wisconsin's 4.44 million eligible voters — would be the highest in a presidential primary since 1980, when 45 percent of the electorate voted.
Donald Trump and the contested Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Rebecca Bradley and JoAnne Kloppenburg are expected to bring an influx of voters to the polls.
Voters must show photo identification before receiving a ballot and will be allowed to vote for candidates in one party only.
For information on forms of identification that are acceptable, visit bringit.wisconsin.gov.
Milwaukee county board
Elections for two county supervisor seats. Each seat carries a two-year term, effective in 2016. Terms were previously four years long.
District 6: inc. Jim Luigi Schmitt
District 15: inc. Eddie Cullen
City of Wauwatosa
Elections for mayor and eight aldermanic seats. Each seat carries a four-year term.
Mayor: inc. Kathy Ehley
District 1:inc. James Moldenhauer
District 2: inc. John Dubinski
District 3: Joe Johnson, Nancy Welch
District 4:inc. Dennis McBride
District 5: inc. Joel Tilleson
District 6: Kelly K. Rifelj, Craig Wentzel
District 7: inc. Cheryl Berdan
District 8: inc. Jason Wilke
Both candidates for the city's sixth district are write-in candidates. The write-in candidate that receives the highest number of votes will win the seat. If there is no write-in winner, the common council will appoint an alderperson.
Wauwatosa school board
Elections for three school board seats. Each seat carries a three-year term.
Seat 1: Shawn Rolland
Seat 2: inc. Mike Meier
Seat 3: Emily Kenney