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BREAKING: Gov. Evers calls for special session which would cancel Tuesday’s election

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Madison (WQOW) - Governor Tony Evers is calling for a special session on Saturday, April 4, calling on the legislature to allow an all-mail election that would send a ballot to every registered voter who has not already requested one.

The governor is also requesting the deadline to get those ballots returned be extended to May 26, with the last day to request a ballot on May 19.

“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 in a video to Wisconsinites.

Executive Order #73 is available here.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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