It�s an exciting time in Wisconsin election history.
The Democratic Party presidential nomination remains wide open, and the Republican primary still has some relevance. Wisconsin has seen a last-minute campaign fury touch down in Madison several times in the last two weeks. We hope our readers had a chance to see the candidates up close and unedited, as television and YouTube sound bites are all many voters get, if their state is not deemed a crucial stop on the campaign trail.
Last year�s mayoral primary turnout was pretty dismal, and Madison election officials were scoffed at this year for initially ordering enough ballots for 62 percent of the city�s eligible voters, according to The Capital Times. But as it became clear Wisconsin would no longer be an afterthought to either party, and expected state turnout rose to 35 percent, Madison ordered another 20,000 ballots.
It is especially easy for students living in our university�s dorms to vote � on the west side of Lakeshore, just bring your ID and wander down to the basement of Frank�s after your meal; in Sellery and Witte, to Gordon Commons; in Ogg or Smith to the Doyle Administration Building by the Kohl Center; and all other dorm residents, head to the Union. If you do not live on campus, find your polling place on page 6 of today�s paper or by going to http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/clerk/voterWhere.cfm. Polls will be open from 7a.m. to 8 p.m.
Today, let�s make our city worried that they didn�t order a ballot for every eligible resident.
On Thursday, we endorsed Barack Obama and John McCain in their respective primaries. To read the full editorials, go to badgerherald.com/oped.