Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed into law a bill changing the state's presidential primary from February to the first Tuesday in April — the same day as the spring elections. The spring elections have traditionally been for electing other offices, such as judicial, educational and municipal officers.
"Holding Wisconsin's presidential primary election on the same day as the routine spring elections will make the administration of our elections more cost efficient-saving valuable taxpayer dollars," Walker said in a release. "I was pleased to sign a bill into law this morning that received support from Republicans, Democrats and the Legislature's one independent member."