There will be a recount of the race for La Crosse County sheriff planned for Friday.
Democrat John Siegel won the race by 175 votes and the request for a new count was filed by Republican Fritz Leinfelder, claiming there were issues with some ballots and voters.
Leinfelder’s petition for a recount argues that some ballots were filled out by unqualified voters, and that there were also problems with some absentee ballots.
Improper registration, lack of voter ID and incorrect marking of ballots are other problems reported in the vote for sheriff.
The recount involves 13 wards in the city of La Crosse where the outcome was affected by “mistake or fraud,” according to the petition.
Siegel was declared winner of the election to succeed retiring La Crosse County sheriff Jeff Wolf.