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Voting Equipment

Voting Equipment Approval

Before any voting system may be used in the State of Wisconsin, it must be approved by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  The Commission has promulgated Administrative Rule, Chapter 7 governing the process.

Voting Equipment may be accredited by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) prior to its approval by the Wisconsin Elections Commission, but EAC certification is not required for certification in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin Act 261 of 2015 eliminated the requirement that all voting systems approved for use in Wisconsin be accredited by the EAC and the WEC is able to approve systems outside of the EAC certification process.

Applications for Voting System Approval or Modification

The Commission provides forms for manufacturers of voting systems seeking approval of new equipment or modifications to existing equipment.

Accessible Voting Equipment

The Help America Vote Act (2002), requires all polling places to have an accessible component which provides independent and private voting for all individuals including those with disabilities.

Approved Voting Equipment Manufacturers

Voting Equipment Audits

Voting Equipment Security

Adminstrative Code Chapter 5 Ballot and Electronic Voting Equipment Security insures all electronic voting systems used in Wisconsin are accurate and reliable.

Voting Equipment Used by Wisconsin Municipalities

Updated information on which voting equipment and systems are being used in which muncipalities and counties.