Portage County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 19, with only a race for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice on the countywide ballot, and no local contests.
As a result, a low turnout of voters is anticipated for the election, probably only about 10 percent statewide.
The candidates for a 10-year term as a nonpartisan Supreme Court justice are incumbent Patience Roggensack and challengers Ed Fallone and Vincent Phillip Megna.
Roggensack was a judge on the court of appeals for seven years before she was elected to the Supreme Court in 2003.
Fallone is a law professor at Marquette Law School, teaching constitutional, corporate and criminal law and has been a practicing lawyer for almost 25 years in both federal and state courts.
Megna graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1973 and his clients consist of people with consumer issues that he has represented for 23 years. He has been recognized as one of the leading “lemon law” experts in the nation, with nearly 30 Court of Appeals and Supreme Court published decisions.
Polling sites in Portage County, and throughout Wisconsin, are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stevens Point polling places are District 1 at Hi-Rise Manor, 1300 Briggs Court; District 2 at the Recreation Center, 2442 Sims Ave.; District 3 at the Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St.; District 4 at Madison School, 600 Maria Drive; District 5 at Jefferson School, 1800 East Ave.; District 6 at McKinley School, 2926 Blaine St.; District 7 at the National Guard Armory, 3116 Jefferson St.; District 8 at Washington School, 3500 Prais St.; District 9 at Lincoln Center, 1519 Water St.; District 10 at the Portage County Health Care Center, 825 Whiting Ave.; and District 11 at Pacelli High School, 1301 Maria Drive.
The village polling places are Almond, Municipal Center, Main Street; Amherst, Municipal Building, 160 Mill St.; Amherst Junction, Village Hall, 3980 Second St.; Junction City, Village Hall, 1001 Main St.; Milladore, Village Hall, 722 Bradley Ave.; Nelsonville, Village Hall, 9500 County Trunk SS; Park Ridge, Village Hall, 24 Crestwood Drive; Plover, Plover Municipal Center, 2400 Post Road; Rosholt, Village Hall, 137 N. Main St.; and Whiting, Municipal Center, 3600 Water St.
The town polling places are Alban, American Legion Hall, 290 Grand Ave. E., Rosholt; Almond, American Legion Hall, 1401 Division St.; Amherst, Town Hall, 4023 County Road Q; Belmont, Town Hall, 9110 16th Road; Buena Vista, Town Hall, 6684 County Road BB; Carson, Town Hall, 3756 County Road M; Dewey, Town Hall, 430 Dewey Drive; Eau Pleine, Town Hall, 3191 State Highway 34; Grant, Town Hall, County Road WW and 90th Street; Hull, Fire Station, 4818 Wojcik Memorial Drive; Lanark, Town Hall, intersection of County Trunk A and Town Hall Road, four miles south of Amherst; Linwood, Town Hall, 3160 Mill Creek Drive; New Hope, Town Hall, intersection of County Road A and Town Hall Road; Pine Grove, Municipal Center, 5444 County Trunk W, Bancroft; Plover, Municipal Building, 5081 Hoover Ave. South, intersection of Highway 54 and Hoover Avenue; Sharon, Town Hall (Old Edison School), Highway 66, one-half mile west of Ellis; and Stockton, Town Hall, 7252 Sixth St., Custer (east of Custer Road).
Portage County election returns will be available on the Portage County website at www.co.portage.wi.us by clicking on the “Election Results” tab on the left side of the page. The results will be updated periodically as they are tabulated, and users should click on the “refresh” button on their Internet page to update the more current results.