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Greenfield and West Allis have primary races on ballot next week

Feb. 14, 2012

Greenfield and West Allis both have primary elections on Tuesday.

The polls will be open in both communities between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

A judicial primary will affect all voters in West Allis and Greenfield, although local races will only involve one West Allis aldermanic district and there will be a seven-way race for the Greenfield School Board.

Voters in both cities will cast a ballots for incumbent judge Nelson Wesley Phillips III or challengers Christopher Lipscomb Jr. and Carolina Maria Stark in the race in circuit court branch 17. One of the three will be eliminated and the other two will go on to the April 3 general election.

Local races

West Allis District 2 voters will vote for their two favorites in a field of five running for alderman. They are incumbents Kurt Kopplin and Martin Weigel and three challengers Scott Bunker, Cathleen Probst and Ryan Wargolet. One will be eliminated in the primary and the remaining four will seek the two District 2 aldermanic seats on the council.

In the Greenfield School Board race, voters will cast their ballots for their top three choices. Only one - Rick Moze - of the three incumbents whose terms are up in April is seeking re-election. The six other candidates are Leonard Cich, Michael Gierl, Paul Palama, Russell Spahn, Brad Sponholz and Cathy Walsh. One will be eliminated and the remaining six will battle for the three seats available on the School Board.

Photo ID requirement

For the first time, voters will have to bring photo identification with them to the polls to be able to vote.

If they forget, they can either go home and get it or they can vote a provisional ballot but will have to come back to the clerk's office with their photo ID by Friday for their ballot in Tuesday's primary election to count.

The photo ID doesn't have to have the voter's address. Acceptable photo IDs, according to the Government Accountability Board's website, are a Wisconsin driver's license, a Wisconsin Department of Transportation-issued ID card, an American military ID card and a U.S. passport. These forms of photo ID must have expiration dates after Nov. 2, 2010.

Student IDs from a Wisconsin-accredited university or college are also valid.

Other ID may also be accepted. More information is available at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or at the GAB help desk, (608) 261-2028.

POLLING PLACES

WEST ALLIS

Ward 1 - Liberty Heights Park field house, 6101 W. Orchard St.

Ward 2 - West Allis police satellite station, 6900 W. National Ave.

Wards 3 and 5 - Longfellow School, 2211 S. 60th St.

Ward 4 - Fire Station No. 2, 2040 S. 67th Place

Ward 6 - City Hall, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave.

Ward 7 - Heritage West Allis, 7901 W. National Ave.

Ward 8 - library, 7421 W. National Ave.

Ward 9 - McCarty Park pavilion, 2567 S. 78th St.

Wards 10 & 20 - recreation center, 2450 S. 68th St.

Ward 11 - LaFollette Park pavilion, 9418 W. Washington St.

Ward 12 - Madison School, 1117 S. 104th St.

Ward 13 - Marian University, 1227 S. 116th St.

Ward 14 - Franklin School field house, 1964 S. 86th St.

Ward 15 - Woodrow Wilson School field house, 8710 W. Orchard St.

Ward 17 - Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.

Wards 16 & 18 - Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School, 9501 W. Cleveland Ave.

Ward 19 - Village at Manor Park, 3023 S. 84th St.

Ward 21 - Irving School field house, 10230 W. Grant St.

Wards 22, 24 & 25 - Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W. Lincoln Ave.

Ward 23 - General Mitchell School field house, 10125 W. Montana Ave.

GREENFIELD

Wards 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Glenwood School Gym, 3550 S. 51st St.

Wards 5, 6, 7 & 8 - the Greenfield Community Center, multipurpose room, 7215 W. Cold Spring Road

Wards 9,10,11 & 12 - Whitnall High School, 5000 S. 116th St., Community Board Room

Wards 13, 14 & 15 - Maple Grove School Gym, 6921 W. Cold Spring Road

Wards 16, 17 & 18 - Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Community Room

Wards 19, 20 & 21 - Elm Dale School Gym, 5300 S. Honey Creek Drive

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