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Pollworker Checklist: 12 Tips for Avoiding Discrepancies in Voter Numbers

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Timely Attention Required
February 9, 2011
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Nathaniel E. Robinsion, Elections Division Administrator
2011 Spring pollworker reconciliation checklist.pdf42.09 KB

For Local Election Officials on Election Day

Twelve Tips for Avoiding Discrepancies in Voter Numbers at End of Elections
(Ensuring your voter numbers are reconciled on February 15, Primary Election Night)

  • Throughout past elections, the Government Accountability Board staff has had to spend a major amount of time working with clerks to correct voter number disparities that should have been discovered and resolved on election night, before the election results were sent to the municipal clerk.
  • G.A.B. staff believe the number of discrepancies can be significantly reduced and even eliminated if local election officials take the necessary time to carefully and thoroughly follow the 12 tips that G.A.B. staff prepared for avoiding unexplained, unaccountable and undocumented disparities in voter numbers at the end of election activity on election night.
  • The problems are discovered by the G.A.B. staff weeks and months following the election. The further in time these “number” problems get from election night, the more difficult they are to resolve.
  • G.A.B. staff have created the following 12 tips in a checklist formant as a way of helping local election officials and clerks to identify variances in voter numbers on election day/night, and ways to reconcile or resolve such differences before election results for submitted to the municipal clerk.

Click the attachment above to download the checklist.