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Primary Election will happen in Wisconsin Tuesday

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SUPERIOR, WI-- A hectic day for people in Wisconsin as the primary election has gone from being called off to being called back on.

Monday afternoon, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed an order to push back the primary election until June 9th.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, overturned the order, ruling four to two Monday that Governor Evers lacked the authority to move the election on his own.

Monday night, the Wisconsin Election Commission met and discussed their thoughts on what happened and how polls will operate Tuesday.

2,700 members of the Wisconsin National Guard will help at the polls as a shortage of poll workers is a concern.

Volunteers were pulling out weeks before the planned election.

Ballots will need to be dropped off Tuesday or else they will not be counted.

Voters who show up to the polls are encouraged to practice social distancing.

"Practice hand hygiene before voting and after voting both, and be patient and considerate of others in the polling place," said Dean Knudson, a member of the commission.

For those voting in Superior Tuesday, Mayor Jim Paine said city polling locations are still prepared to operate.

"I don't think any of us really expected the Governor's order to stand. I think all day we expected the Supreme Court to overrule that. So we were prepared to have an election and we never wavered from that," Paine said.

The U.S. Supreme Court also got involved, blocking the plan to extend absentee voting in this primary by six days because of the coronavirus.

Local election officials say it has never been more important to cast your vote.

John Cardinale

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