La Crosse County Clerk reacts to proposal to move Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential primary

An extra election could be added in Wisconsin.

Clerks around the state are concerned about a possible change for the 2020 presidential primary from April to March.

Republican lawmakers are considering the change of date because of an election for the state Supreme Court in April 2020. Lawmakers say a change could happen prior to the end of the year.

The La Crosse County Clerk’s office says a change would likely be more problematic than useful.

“As an administrator of the elections, I cannot begin to tell you the numerous ways that this is going to cause so much confusion, logistical nightmare with the voters and I can’t help but think that that’s going to start to question the integrity of the elections here in Wisconsin because of all the confusion and chaos it’s going to cause,” said La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer.

Currently both the Presidential primary and state Supreme Court elections are set for April 7-th, 2020.

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