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Lessons Learned from the 2012 Elections Webinar: Access Information and Materials Posted

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January 7, 2013
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Michael Haas, Elections Division Administrator
Clerks Memo (January 9 2013 Webinar information) final.pdf48.42 KB
Lessons Learned from the 2012 Elections Materials.pdf1.36 MB

In late August 2012, the G.A.B. launched a “Back to Basics” approach to election administration education and training with the “Preparing for the August Partisan Primary.”  The sixth webinar in our training series is:

Webinar for Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors
Lessons Learned from the 2012 Elections
Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Web link:

The Lessons Learned from the 2012 Elections Webinar will cover specific topics related to the duties and responsibilities of election officials that merit additional clarification, based on the experiences of last year’s elections:  

  • Registration/Voting Process
  • Issuing Voter Numbers
  • When “POR Required” is on the Poll List
  • When a Provisional Ballot May or May Not be Issued
  • Issuing and Processing Absentee Ballots
  • Using My Vote Wisconsin

Reference materials for the webinar have been posted for clerks to print off.  The webcast will be posted by the Friday following the session on the G.A.B. website for clerks to use for their own education and training their election inspectors:   The training counts toward recertification whether you and/or your election inspectors participate in the live webinar or review the recording at a later date.  

Live Webinar Requirements

You must be able to view videos on your computer, using a media application such as Windows Media Player. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers (VolP).  If you are unable to access the audio over your computer speakers, you may select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar.  Using the telephone for audio is a toll charge.  If you have questions about the technical aspects of the webinar, please contact the Help Desk at or (608) 261-2028. 

The webinar has a maximum of 500 lines available.  In response to input from clerks, phones will be muted to reduce ambient noise.  Questions may be typed in and will be answered by G.A.B. staff for the benefit of the participants as time allows.  A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) generated from the webinar will be posted after the webcast.  

We look forward to you joining us for the webinar on Wednesday.  If you have ideas or suggestions for future webinar topics, please send them to Allison Coakley:   Thank you.

cc:    Kevin J. Kennedy
    Director and General Counsel
    Government Accountability Board

    Ross Hein
    Elections Supervisor
    Government Accountability Board