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  Waukesha County makes changes ahead of recall primary
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Apr 25, 2012 12:21am
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AuthorBrandon Cruz
News DateWednesday, April 25, 2012 04:20:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWAUKESHA — With change comes optimism and that’s what Waukesha County hopes to turn into success on recall primary election night coming up in two weeks – on May 8th. The county is changing the way it handles the reporting of election results after problems plagued the county during the past two elections.

With JoAnne Kloppenburg claiming victory on April 6th, 2011, only to find out days later she actually lost the Supreme Court bid to David Prosser because of missing votes…to the rolls and rolls of results posted late at night on the walls of the Waukesha County Clerk’s Office after the presidential primary election on April 3rd, Waukesha County has had a difficult time getting its results out accurately, timely or easily.

“We have retained the services of an outside consultant to look at just what had been being done and we’re going to obviously see changes in May and June,” Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas said.

One of those changes is that Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus will delegate her duties to her Deputy Clerk Kelly Yeager for the recall primary election.

Other changes include municipal clerks, like Brookfield’s Kelly Michaels will tabulate totals from the two pieces of equipment at poll sites, add those totals together and enter it into the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board’s canvas system, instead of driving the results to the County Clerk’s Office.
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