March 22, 2018 •
Walker Must Call Special Elections to Fill Legislative Vacancies
Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ruled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must call special elections to fill legislative vacancies.
Two seats were left vacant in December when Republican lawmakers resigned to work in Walker’s administration.
Reynolds, whom Walker appointed in 2014, found he has a duty to call the elections; failure to do so would infringe on the voting rights of the districts’ residents.
He must issue an order by March 29 calling elections within the next 11 weeks.
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