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UPDATE: All sides agree to May 8, June 5 for recalls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A tentative agreement would set May 8 and June 5 for recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans.

On Tuesday, lawmakers for the state elections board, recall committees and recall targets agreed to that timeline. All three are scheduled to appear before a Dane County judge Wednesday to get approval.

If there are no extensions, any primary election would be May 1 and the general election would be May 29. Under the deal, if primaries are required they would be held on May 8 with a general election a month later on June 5.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported on the agreement that Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess was to consider Wednesday.



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin election officials will ask a judge on Wednesday to allow for recall elections to be on May 8 and June 5, a week later than is currently required.

The Government Accountability Board voted unanimously Monday to seek those dates for any primary and general election in up to six recall elections. Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess would have to agree to the later dates. As it stands now, the recalls would have to be on May 1 and May 29.

The board on Monday ordered recall elections against four Republican state senators. Board staff is still reviewing signatures on recall petitions against Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

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