A Lot on the Oak Creek Primary Election Ballot Tuesday
Residents will decide which candidates will advance to the April 3 general election.
Voters heading to the polls in Oak Creek Tuesday have multiple races to decide.
The most high-profile race is for Oak Creek mayor. Mark Verhalen, Tom Michalski and Steve Scaffidi are vying to replace the late Mayor Dick Bolender.
Go here to see all of our mayoral coverage, including a video of a recent candidate forum, and find out where the candidates stand on the issues.
Residents will also vote in the city clerk's race, which features Catherine Roeske, Suzette Emmer and LeAnn Launstein. Here's a closer look at each candidate.
Most of Oak Creek, with the exception of a portion on the north end of town, will vote for Milwaukee County supervisor. Franklin Alderman Steve Taylor, Oak Creek Alderman Ken Gehl and Hales Corners Village Trustee Donald Schwartz are running for the position. Click here for a previous Oak Creek Patch story.
In Oak Creek's 6th Aldermanic District, which covers the southwest side of the city, voters will pick between Michalski, Chris Guzikowski and Ed Reader for their representation on the Oak Creek Common Council. Read what the candidates had to say.
Voters will also choose a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge. Nelson Wesley Phillips III, Christopher Lipscomb and Carolina Maria Stark are running for the position. Here are the official websites for Stark, Lipscomb and Phillips, and here is Patch's story on the race.
The top two vote-getters in each race will advance to the general election April 3.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. To look up your voter information, visit the state's Voter Public Access site; for questions, call the clerk's office at (414) 768-6500.
New this year is a requirement that voters show identification. Residents must present a form of ID showing proof of residence that includes a current and complete name.
The city clerk's office has put together a handy guide to voting in Oak Creek that includes sample ballots, absentee voting information and other resources.
The following is a list of Oak Creek polling places:
District 1: School administration building, 7630 S. 10th St.
District 2: West Middle School, 8401 S. 13th St.
District 3: East Middle School, 9330 S. Shepard Ave.
District 4: Carollton Elementary School, 8965 S. Carollton Drive
District 5: Meadowview Elementary School, 10420 S. McGraw Drive
District 6: Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave.