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Media Advisory: Covering the Electoral College Vote

Date: 
December 16, 2016

Madison, WI – Anticipating a high level of state and national media interest in covering Wisconsin’s Electoral College vote on Monday, December 19, the Wisconsin Elections Commission is issuing this advisory.  This advisory is for planning purposes only.

Time and Location

The Presidential Electors will meet at noon in the State Capitol in Room 412E, the Joint Finance Committee room.  The meeting should last about half an hour.  Doors open at 10 a.m. for media setup. 

Agenda

The meeting agenda and list of presidential electors: http://elections.wi.gov/about/meetings/2016/presidential-electors

In short, the 10 electors will select a chairperson and a secretary, then proceed to voting. They will vote on paper ballots. After the chairperson announces the vote, all electors will sign six original copies of the Certificates of Votes Cast. After that, they will adjourn.

Logisitics

If you cannot attend, Wisconsin Eye will carry the meeting live: http://www.wiseye.org/

If you are attending, no media credentialing is necessary. If you are carrying equipment, the East elevator is out of order, so use the North elevator and follow the hallway to the East.

The back row of the meeting room has been cleared for camera setup.  Electors will be sitting in the seats on an elevated dais where legislators normally sit during hearings. The room has an excellent sound system and there will be extra mult-boxes available.  Media tables off to the sides will be as usual.

Media staff from the Republican Party of Wisconsin will be on hand for assistance.

 

 

For more information, contact: 

Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, reid.magney@wi.gov