Tuesday November 7, 2023 is Election Dayleaving many Wisconsinites wondering if there is anything on the ballot today in our state.
The answer is no, there is no election and there is nothing to vote on in Wisconsin today.
However, according to Ballotpedia, more than half of the states in the Union are now holding elections. Here’s what you need to know.
When is election day?
In the United States, Election Day occurs each year “on the Tuesday…after the first Monday in November.” American law states. This means that polling day takes place on Tuesday between November 2 and 8.
Everything from local elections to the presidential election takes place on Election Day, although not all types of elections are held every year. Elections for federal office (such as president, vice president, and Congress) are held only in even years. As is the case with most gubernatorial elections, except in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.
This year, Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
Which states are holding elections in November 2023?
More than half of U.S. states, except Wisconsin, there is something on the ballot today.
In Ohio, voters this year will decide one of the only ballot measures involving abortion. If approved, Number 1 would amend the Ohio Constitution to add protections against abortion.
Visit the Ballotpedia website for a complete list today’s elections and the contents of ballots across the country.
What are states voting on today:Election Day 2023: What to know about the governor’s races on Ohio’s abortion measure
When are the next elections in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin’s next statewide election will be the spring 2024 local primary election on February 20, 2024. This will be followed by the spring general election and the presidential primary on April 2.
Visit MyVote Wisconsin to see what’s on the ballot where you live in the upcoming election.
USA TODAY reporter Anthony Robledo contributed to this report.