Apr 7, 2020 - Politics & Policy

In photos: Wisconsin votes as coronavirus crisis intensifies

In this image, a person in a hazmat suit and gas mask sits in front of a voting booth
Elections Chief Inspector Mary Magdalen Moser runs a polling location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Derek R. Henkle/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Wisconsin residents gathered to cast ballots in person on Tuesday in the state's primary election during the height of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S.

Why it matters: More than 300 million Americans in nearly all states are being asked to stay home as the U.S. faces surging death tolls from COVID-19. Without a vaccine, stay-at-home orders and lockdowns to enforce social distancing are among the few ways to slow the spread of the virus.

In this image, a line of people wearing face masks stand outside
A line outside Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/ AFP via Getty Images
In this image, two people stand behind a plastic barricade
A couple checks in behind a plastic barrier to cast ballots at the Kenosha Bible Church gym in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/ AFP via Getty Images
In this image, a woman wears a face mask and fills out a sheet of paper
A woman casts her ballot at the Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/ AFP via Getty Images
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People wait in line to vote at Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/ AFP via Getty Images
In this image, a woman sits in her car while wearing a bandana around her face and filling out a clipboard
A woman votes from her car at a drive-up polling place outside the Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/ AFP via Getty Images
In this image, a woman cleans and wipes down a voting booth
An election observer cleans a voting booth at the Kenosha Bible Church gym in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on April 7. Photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/ AFP via Getty Images
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Voters wait in line to enter a polling place at Riverside University High School on April 7. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
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An aerial view of voters waiting in line outside Riverside University High School on April 7. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
In this image, people stand in line to vote
Voters wait in line outside Riverside University High School on April 7. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images
In this image, people stand in line to vote
Voters wait in line outside Riverside University High School on April 7. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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