- Dec 11, 2018
When the state Supreme Court took up Gov. Tony Evers' last-minute order to delay the April 7 election, they didn't have to worry about one possible consequence of their decision.
No matter what, they wouldn't be joining thousands of other voters standing in line at the polls the next day.
That's because all seven justices had already voted absentee, either by going in early and voting in person or by mailing in ballots.
In the previous five elections, a majority of the justices voted in person at the polls on election day. Two justices did this in each of the last five elections. In the February primary, four justices voted at the polls on election day while three voted absentee.
In the past five elections, a majority of Supreme Court justices voted in person at the polls on election day. Not this time.