“Tony Evers reschedules special election to May, calls on legislation to fix state rules”


Gov. Tony Evers has rescheduled the special election for Wisconsin’s northern 7th Congressional District to take place on May 12, with the special primary set to coincide with the Feb. 18 spring primary.
He also called on the Legislature to pass legislation to address the confusion that has resulted from a disparity between state and federal law as to when special elections can be held, and to reimburse local municipalities for special election costs.
In a statement Friday, Evers said the new dates were chosen based on federal law, portions of state law not preempted by federal law and on consultations with the Wisconsin Elections Commission, Wisconsin Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Justice.


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