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Special Registration Deputies

Special Registration Deputies  

State law allows a qualified elector of Wisconsin to apply to any Municipal Clerk or Board of Election Commissioners to be appointed as a Special Registration Deputy (SRD) for the purpose of registering electors of that municipality in Wisconsin prior to the close of registration or 5 p.m. the 20th day before an election.  

A qualified elector who applies to become a SRD must complete a training course before he or she can be appointed.  Qualified electors are U.S citizens, age 18 or older, have lived in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days, and have not been disqualified to vote in Wisconsin. In addition, individuals may not serve as SRDs if they have been convicted of a felony, even if their sentence has been completed, unless the person has received a pardon.

By completing the SRD training course, an applicant will be appointed for the 2015-2016 term.  Municipal clerks must provide some type of election training every two years.   

The Commission has developed materials to assist municipal clerks in training SRDs for their municipality.  Training materials consist of the following:

  • PowerPoint presentation 
  • Handout packet      
  • Acceptable forms of proof of residence list  

Municipal clerks:  Please contact Allison Coakley at or (608) 261-2033 to request materials via email.