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No election results will be released Tuesday, state commission says

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Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 21:00:04-04

WISCONSIN — Though Wisconsin's spring election continued as planned on April 7, the first election results will not be released until after 4 p.m. on April 13.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said that though the election would continue as scheduled on April 7, there wouldn't be a public release of the results until votes were totaled on April 13 after a previously extended absentee voting deadline.

U.S. District Judge William Conley on Thursday rejected lawsuits seeking to postpone the election, but gave voters until April 13 to return absentee ballots.

On Monday, the Supreme Court blocked the plan to extend absentee voting, meaning that those with absentee ballots had to turn them in or be postmarked April 7 in order to be counted.

Though absentee voting was not extended, the Wisconsin Election Commission said that elections results were still restricted until April 13. Election night processes are described by the commission as "count the ballots, not the votes."

Votes will be tallied at the municipal board of canvassers meeting on April 13.

To learn more about expected election night procedures, click here.

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