Breaking - Gov. Evers makes last-minute call for a special session on the election | WisCommunity

Breaking - Gov. Evers makes last-minute call for a special session on the election

April 3, 2020 - 1:30pm
Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

Today Governor Evers signed ExecutiverOrder 73, calling for the legislature to convene in special session tomorrow, Saturday April 4 at 4 PM to address changes to the spring election. The governor is calling for an all-email election, and to stop in-person voting on April 7. This would involve sending an absentee ballot to every registered voter who has not yet requested one by May 19, and to allow ballots to be returned up until May 26.

“Your efforts to maintain social distancing, the sacrifices you have made when it has come to your jobs, your schooling, and your day-to-day activities are what we need to flatten the curve to protect the people of our state. It’s also what we need to do to support our healthcare workers who are making heroic efforts to test, treat, and prevent this virus. At the same time, we also have to be patient with ourselves and each other because we’re all doing this for the very first time,” Gov. Evers said to Wisconsinites.

“As we’ve faced these challenges over the past few weeks, I have also asked the people of our state to do their part to help. Well here’s the bottom line folks: if, as elected officials, we’re going to expect the people of our state to make sacrifices to keep all of us safe, then, by golly, we better be willing do our part, too. So, today I announced that I am calling the Legislature into a special session to do its part—just as all of us are—to help keep our neighbors, our families, and our communities safe.”

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Thank you, Gov Evers. This is a smart, justified, appropriate, sensible, and responsible decision to keep WI safe while defending democracy. Love My Gov, stay well, Frances

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