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Election commission picks Jacobs as new chairwomanSubmitted: 06/03/2020
Election commission picks Jacobs as new chairwoman
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - The Wisconsin Elections Commission has chosen a new leader.

The commission voted unanimously Wednesday to make Commissioner Ann Jacobs the panel's new chair in a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, commission spokesman Reid Magney said.

Jacobs replaces Dean Knudson, whose two-year stint as chairman ended Wednesday. Knudson will remain on the panel as a commissioner.

The commission is divided evenly between three Democratic commissioners and three Republican commissioners. Jacobs is a Democrat. Knudson is a Republican.

Jacobs takes over as the commission is grappling with how to handle the August primary and November general elections amid the coronavirus pandemic. The commission voted last week to mail absentee ballot applications to most voters.

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