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Superior City Clerk deals with ever-changing election

Gov. Tony Evers is moving the spring election to June 9. Gov. Tony Evers is moving the spring election to June 9.  |  Photo: WDIO, File

Updated: April 06, 2020 09:01 PM

Numerous last-minute changes to Wisconsin's election have forced local election officials to make numerous changes.

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On Monday, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order delaying the election until June, only to be blocked hours later by the Supreme Court. Superior City Clerk Terri Kalan had already said they would be prepared for an election either way.

Kalan they have already received at least 8,000 absentee ballots this election season. She said all of the changes this election season have caught everyone off guard.

"Nobody saw this coming when we started this election cycle, so completely unprepared for the level of absentee ballots that we've had to generate, and get through the mail, and get back and get processed," Kalan said.

The spring election includes the presidential primary, a Supreme Court race, and numerous city, county, and school board races.

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