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What Every New Clerk Should Know Webinar

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April 26, 2013
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Michael Haas, Elections Division Administrator
Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator
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This recorded webinar has now been posted for viewing.  Click here!


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 ninth webinar in our training series is:

Webinar for Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors
What Every New Clerk Should Know
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Web link:

The What Every New Clerk Should Know Webinar will cover specific topics related to the duties and responsibilities of election officials that merit additional clarification, based on feedback we have received from county and municipal clerks: 

  • Communications
  • Clerk Contact Update Form (GAB-362)
  • Elections Division Staff Directory
  • Calendar of Election and Campaign Events
  • Training Requirements and Resources
  • Manuals and Webinars
  • Social Media
  • Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance
  • Polling Place Accessibility
  • My Vote Wisconsin
  • WEDCS (GAB-190)
  • Data Requests

Reference materials for the webinar have been posted.  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 participants.  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 contact me: or (608) 261-2033.   Thank you.

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

           Michael Haas
    Elections Division Administrator
    Government Accountability Board

    Ross Hein
    Elections Supervisor
    Government Accountability Board