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Supreme Court overrules Evers, election back on Tuesday; no extension of absentee voting

An executive order by Governor Tony Evers to postpone Tuesday’s statewide election was overruled by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.  In a 4-2 ruling, the court stated that Evers lacked the authority to change the election on his own to June.  Sister Bay Village Clerk Heidi Teich says they are prepared for an April 7th election with over 400 absentee ballots received and enough poll workers.

 

 

Evers had postponed the election until June 9 after Republicans, who control the Legislature, decided against any action to eliminate in-person voting amid the coronavirus crisis.  The U.S. Supreme Court also reportedly ruled Monday that absentee ballots must be mailed Tuesday to count.  They blocked extending the Wisconsin primary by six dayes because of COVID-19 pandemic.  The polls will open at 7 am Tuesday and close at 8 pm.  

 

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