Polls open until 8pm

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It’s not too late to get yourself to the polls for today’s primary election. Polls are open statewide until 8pm, and you can find plenty of information here on all the Democratic candidates. To preview your ballot before heading out, simply visit My Vote WI.

Ron Kind: Time to secure Wisconsin’s voting systems is now

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind writes in the Chippewa Herald: “Make no mistake: Any attempt to interfere with our elections is an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of America. That’s why it is vitally important that Republicans and Democrats come together to protect the security of our elections.”

Wisconsin sees democracy decline, reflecting U.S. discontent

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The Edelman Trust Barometer, which has been gauging public faith in U.S. institutions for 18 years, said 2018 saw the “steepest, most dramatic general population decline the Trust Barometer has ever measured,” with just 33 percent of the public expressing trust in the government — down 14 points from 2017. > AP News

Last thoughts on the race to face Scott Walker

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Cap Times editor and publisher Paul Fanlund offers his final printed perspective on the upcoming primary to choose a Democratic challenger to Scott Walker. Voters will face eight contenders on Aug. 14.

How to vote early, absentee or in-person for the Aug. 14 primaries

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With Primary Day less than two weeks away, time is running short to make sure you’re ready. Have you moved? Are you registered? What are the absentee deadlines? What will be on your ballot? All this information and more can be found at MyVote Wisconsin.

Voting systems in Wisconsin can be hacked, security experts warn

Russians have been testing the vulnerability of elections in Wisconsin and other states for years, and U.S. intelligence officials warn the 2018 midterm elections are again a potential target. And though demonstrations show that even non-internet connected machines can be breached, state and local officials are saying not to worry. > Wisconsin Public Radio