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WI elections pandemic plan praised



MADISON (WKOW) -- A top elections official is giving praise to Wisconsin for the state's contingency plans for holding elections during a flu pandemic.

The head of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Gineen Beach, called Wisconsin's plan "forward thinking". She also said other states could use it as a model for their elections. Beach says she has not seen a plan like Wisconsin's that specifically addresses how to have an elections without spreading germs.

The Government Accountability Board wants polling places to have "safety stations" stocked with hand sanitizer, surgical masks and latex gloves that voters could use.


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