WAUKESHA (WKOW) – Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus said she won't run for re-election this year.
Nickolaus's statement on Saturday did not give a reason for her decision to end a 10-year tenure that was marked by criticism over her handling of multiple elections.
Nickolaus's statement said election integrity has always been her main focus and she is announcing her decision now so she can give candidates time to mount an effective campaign.
Nickolaus was criticized last year when more than 14,000 votes in Brookfield were omitted from unofficial totals she reported in a tight state Supreme Court race. The error was announced two days later and flipped the outcome. She was also criticized when she was slow to post election results for the April 3 primary.
Nickolaus said she hasn't relinquished any authority in upcoming elections this year.
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