Ryan appears twice on the ballot in parts of southeastern Wisconsin, both for reelection to Congress from the Republican-leaning district and for vice president. 

If he and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney prevail, there will be a special election to fill his seat. If not, assuming he defeats Democrat Rob Zerban, he'll return to the House next year. 

The situation is similar to that Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) faced in 2000, when he won reelection to the Senate as a Democrat but he and then-Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Washington governor proposes new carbon tax The Renewable Fuel Standard is broken beyond repair MORE lost the presidential campaign.

The congressman is heading home Monday night for a get-out-the-vote rally in Milwaukee, and after voting Tuesday morning will fly to Boston to be at Romney's campaign headquarters to watch election results.