Wisconsin election officials fear voter confusion over special and regular election taking place on same day

Wisconsin election officials fear voter confusion over special and regular election taking place on same day


Wisconsin election officials are working on ways to clear up confusion about a ballot that will allow voters to vote for both a special election and a regular election

Following former Rep. Mike Gallagher’s sudden resignation from Congress last month, Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District has remained vacant. Under Wisconsin law, if Gallagher had resigned before April 9, a special election could have been held sooner, but he left office on April 24. The move required Gov. Tony Evers (D-WI) to call a special election for the same day as the Aug. 13 primary, as well as the general election in November.

Voters in the 8th District, which encompasses northeastern Wisconsin, including Green Bay and Appleton, will pick someone to take his place until the term

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