Wisconsin clerks turned to surgical masks, gloves and Plexiglas in hopes of preventing the spread of the new coronavirus during the state's spring election. They say they did the best they could under the circumstances and are glad it's over.
More than 1 million people in Wisconsin requested mail-in ballots for the April election, but another million would have had to vote in person Tuesday to match turnout numbers in the state's last presidential primary.
Wisconsin communities along the Mississippi River are seeing some minor flooding, and local officials have discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect preparations for a more serious flood along the river.
Wisconsin held an election in the midst of a statewide order to stay at home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Neenah Mayor Dean Kaufert was part of a group of mayors pushing to delay the April 7 elections, and shares what in-person voting looked like in his community.
As the coronavirus spreads across Wisconsin, the state's rural hospitals are making room for more patients. This means postponing non-essential surgeries and other procedures, which threaten to strain the bottom line of these facilities.
While polls officially closed at 8 p.m. across the state in Wisconsin's spring election, which took place in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voters remained in line Tuesday night waiting to cast their ballots.