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Elections Administration Training webinar series schedule (October 2013 – March 2014)

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September 4, 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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In 2012, in an effort to serve our election partners more effectively, the Government Accountability Board launched the “Back to Basics” Elections Administration Training webinar series in lieu of WisLine program teleconferences.  Webinar training has generated a positive response from county and municipal clerks and their election inspectors.

Next in the series, “Building on the Basics” will continue our efforts to provide clerks and election inspectors with the timely information and election law updates you need to perform your job duties effectively.  We are also developing a webinar training series that focuses on the Statewide Voter Registration System.  

The programs and materials are free for you to download from our website for your own education and for training your election inspectors.  A disc of all webinars recorded to the date of your order may also be ordered for a small fee to cover printing and postage costs using the order form found on our website:  
Webinar access information and related materials will be posted under “Recent Clerk Communications” on the Monday prior to each webinar.  You must be able to view videos on your computer using a media application such as Windows Media Player and be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers.  The webinar recording, related materials and a list of frequently asked questions, will be posted shortly after the webcast.    

The live or recorded webinars count toward the hours clerks and chief inspectors need for recertification.  The webinars will include, but are not necessarily limited to, the topics listed below their titles.

Elections Administration Training Webinar Series
“Building on the Basics”


School District Clerk Training
October 2, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Notices
  • Candidates and Other Registrants
  • Campaign Finance Reporting
  • Ballots
  • Referenda Questions
  • Polling Places and Accessibility
  • Post-Election Activities
  • Special School District Elections

Closing out 2013 – What Clerks Need to Know

October 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Calendar of Election and Campaign Events
  • Publishing Notices for the Spring Election
  • Appointing Local Election Officials for 2014-2015
  • Training Requirements
  • Nomination Papers
  • Caucus Procedures for Towns and Villages
  • Notification of Noncandidacy
  • Record Retention
  • Campaign Finance Information


MyVote Wisconsin
November 13, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Voter Categories
  • Online Assisted Voter Registration (Click and Mail)
  • Online Absentee Ballot Deliver
  • Notifications
  • SVRS and MyVote Wisconsin


What’s New for the 2014 Elections?
December 11, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Legislative Updates
  • Status of Voter Photo ID
  • GAB-190 Election Data Reporting
  • New Procedures and Policies
  • Accessibility at the Polls
  • Lessons Learned in 2013


The ABCs of Absentee Voting
January 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Categories of Absentee Electors
  • Deadlines for Absentee Voting
  • Nursing Home Voting Procedures
  • Absentee Ballot Log
  • Processing Late-Arriving Absentee Ballots


Election Day Duties:  Demonstrations!
January 29, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Polling Place Set-Up
  • Opening the Polls
  • Completing GAB-104 and other Forms
  • Registration/Voting Process
  • Closing the Polls
  • Post-Election Checklist


Election Day Duties:  Special Topics and Situations
March 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Election Observers
  • Absentee Ballot Log
  • Issuing a Provisional Ballot
  • Challenging Voters
  • Assisting Voters
  • Curbside Voting
  • What do I do if...?


Preparing for the April Election
March 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • GAB-190 Election Data Reporting
  • Absentee Voting
  • Election Day Issues
  • Remaking/Write-in Ballots
  • Municipal Board of Canvass
  • Processing Late-Arriving Ballots

We will continue to explore education, training and outreach modalities that are effective, can be delivered at a reduced cost and will provide uniform instruction and training across the state.  Please send any questions or comments you have to Allison Coakley: or (608) 261-2033.

cc:    Kevin J. Kennedy                    Ross D. Hein
    Director and General Counsel                        Elections Supervisor
    Government Accountability Board            Government Accountability Board