A day before Wisconsin's scheduled primary election, Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, issued an executive order to suspend in-person voting in an effort to reduce voters' exposure to coronavirus.
Later that day the Republican-led legislature challenged that decision and the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Evers' executive order. In a separate case, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to reverse a lower court order to extend Wisconsin's deadline for absentee ballots.
On Tuesday, voters lined up to cast their votes for Democratic challengers former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected at least 378,289 Americans and killed at least 11,830, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Also on the ballot is a state Supreme Court seat that could have implications for the presidential election.
The state has reduced the number of polling stations and offered drive-by voting options at several locations. Social distancing measures have been enacted to allow voters safe access to the polls.
As Wisconsin votes, there is growing debate on how to conduct future elections safely in a year that still has several upcoming primaries and the 2020 presidential election.
The following photos show voting in Wisconsin amid the coronavirus outbreak:
Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the contents of Gov. Tony Evers' Monday order. He ordered a suspension of in-person voting. The earlier version also misstated the U.S. Supreme Court's action. It decided to overturn a lower court's decision to extend the deadline for absentee ballots.