Currently, the state’s highest court is made up of 4 conservatives and 3 liberals, but with conservative Justice Patience Roggensack retiring, the majority of the court is up for grabs.
In April, Wisconsinites will have the opportunity to elect a new state supreme court justice which will have a drastic impact on the future of abortion rights, redistricting, and many other issues in the state.
Four candidates so far have announced their campaigns for an open seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, an election that has huge implications for the state.
Early voting, also known as in-person absentee voting, began on Tuesday in Wisconsin’s midterm elections.
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has the edge on Republican challenger Tim Michels, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll, with 45% of respondents saying they plan to vote for Evers, compared with 43% for Michels.