Voters in parts of the Fox Cities and northeast Wisconsin are heading to the polls today in a special election, but it’s difficult to predict how busy it will be.
The race is in the 1st Senate District between Democrat Caleb Frostman of Sturgeon Bay and Republican Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere.
A part of Appleton is in the district. City Clerk Kami Lynch says in Appleton, people have to live in Calumet County in order to vote. She says they’ve been getting a lot of calls from people asking if they can vote, so she believes there will be a higher level of participation, compared to last month’s primary.
Lynch says turnout for the primary was only around five percent.
Parts of Little Chute, Kimberly, Calumet County, and Brown County are also in the district.
In Appleton, there’s only one polling place today. It’s at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in the 2300 block of E. Calumet Street.
The polls close at 8 p.m. today.