Kathy Nickolaus, who was the target of significant criticism after mishandling election night reporting as the Waukesha County clerk on two occasions, has been hired as the interim Town of Waukesha Clerk/Treasurer.
The position lasts until May 1, according to WISN 12 News. This means Nickolaus will be the clerk in charge during election night on April 1 for the Town of Waukesha Board of Supervisor race.
Nickolaus is also running for Waukesha County supervisor in the April 1 election, according to Waukesha County records. She faces Dave Zimmerman, of Oconomowoc, for District 2 position. The district does not include the Town of Waukesha, meaning Nickolaus will not be handling ballots involving her election.
Nickolaus did not seek re-election in November 2012 as the Waukesha County clerk after she received frequent criticism over her election night procedures.
A preliminary vote reporting error in April 2011 led to controversy after the exclusion of the City of Brookfield’s votes led to flipped results for a close State Supreme Court race. In April 2012, the votes were significantly delayed, causing Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas to ask her to remove herself from the vote counting in the recall election against Gov. Scott Walker.