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County committee passes plan to keep La Crosse County board staffed, if Tuesday’s election is put off



La Crosse County is making plans to have a county board in office, in case next week’s election gets called off. 

The county’s executive committee has passed a resolution to keep incumbent supervisors in office, if the election doesn’t happen on April 7th. 

Right now, La Crosse County only has rules on how to fill a single county board vacancy. 

The terms of all 29 board members are scheduled to expire on April 20th. 

If the election goes ahead as planned, the resolution passed on Wednesday morning will be moot.  

It would still have to be approved by the full county board, which could have a special meeting for that purpose before Tuesday morning if necessary.

County clerk Ginny Dankmeyer says she has received 21,000 requests for absentee ballots.

Dankmeyer says her election staff is ready for Tuesday, and a majority want the voting to happen on schedule “so we can get this over with.”

The resolution has no effect on other La Crosse area elections on Tuesday, such as the race for mayor of Onalaska. 



A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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