Mobile Newswatch 12

Home | Weather | News | Sports

Wisconsin elections officials prepare for bad weather
MADISON - A winter storm that's forecast to dump ice, heavy rain and flooding across much of Wisconsin has election officials concerned about getting polls opened and staffed on time.

The storm is set to hit on Tuesday, the spring primary for the state Supreme Court race and a host of local elections.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission said Monday it has received numerous questions and concerns about the weather from local officials.

The commission says the election can't be rescheduled and polling locations must be opened by 7 a.m. and staffed with at least three election inspectors. Polls must remain open until 8 p.m. and can't be closed due to bad weather.

The commission says there must also be contingency plans in place in case power is lost and there are difficulties running voting equipment or transmitting results.

Story By: Associated Press


What We're Working On
2 Wisconsin deaths attributed to storms
Theaters release warning after 'Incredibles 2' scenes cause concerns
A former Pelican Lake care giver believes a healthier lifestyle made a difference after his mother's Alzheimer's diagnosis
Lauren Sackett replaces Maggie Steffen as the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director
DNR assesses flood damage on wildlife areas
Recent law change could bring invasive species into state forests
Tommy O's Playhouse gears up for summer season ahead

Home | Weather | News | Sports

Copyright© 2018 Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc.

Disclaimer: All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified.
Neither Rockfleet Broadcasting / Northland Television, Inc. nor By Request Web Designs shall be responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints.



Site Design By: