WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- The Waukesha County clerk will step aside during the recall election process.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Kathy Nickolaus was given an ultimatum by the Waukesha County Executive to either resign or hand off her duties to the deputy clerk during the recall elections.
Nickolaus chose to step aside.
The move comes after the county had trouble reporting votes on Tuesday's spring primary.
In last April's state Supreme Court race, Nickolaus initially failed to report thousands of votes in the race between Justice David Prosser and challenger Joanne Kloppenburg.
Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas says officials will move swiftly to examine the election night procedures and make changes as necessary to restore confidence.
Nickolaus will still oversee other operations in her office, such as marriage licenses.
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