UPDATE: Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks Governor Evers’ Primary Election Move
UPDATE: 5:45 pm 4/6/20
Responding to Governor Evers' decision to move Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday, April 7 to June, the state's Supreme Court has blocked the move. Evers wanted to move the primary due to COVID-19 concerns in the state.
As our news partners at WDIO report, the court ruled 4-2 against Evers's move, meaning that the state's primary will go on as originally planned on Tuesday, April 7.
ORIGINAL STORY: 2:12 pm 4/6/20
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has made the decision to push the state's primary election from Tuesday, April 7 to June 9.
Governor Evers was quoted in the state's official press release, which was released Monday:
“Today, I signed an executive order suspending in-person voting for tomorrow’s election. Frankly, there’s no good answer to this problem—I wish it were easy. I have been asking everyone to do their part to help keep our families, our neighbors, and our communities safe, and I had hoped that the Legislature would do its part—just as the rest of us are—to help keep people healthy and safe,” said Gov. Evers. “But as municipalities are consolidating polling locations, and absent legislative or court action, I cannot in good conscience stand by and do nothing. The bottom line is that I have an obligation to keep people safe, and that’s why I signed this executive order today.”
Along with the presidential primary, the rescheduled election also includes a Supreme Court race, and several city, county, and school board races.
All ballots already cast in the 2020 Spring election will remain valid and will be tallied in conjunction with the new in-person voting date.