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2017 Four-Year Maintenance Complete

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Information Only
Date: 
August 2, 2017
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Michael Haas, Interim Administrator
From: 
Patrick Brennan, WisVote Elections Specialist
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On July 31, 2017, Elections Commission technical staff deactivated the voter records of individuals who did not respond to the Notice of Suspension of Registration sent in June 2017.  This completes the voter record maintenance process for 2017.

As a reminder, if clerks continue to receive responses after July 31, 2017, please handle as follows:

  • Undeliverables:  Clerks can continue to record undeliverable four-year maintenance postcards using the Letters tile in WisVote.  This will not update the voter record but will accurately reflect the disposition of the postcard.
  • Continuations:  If you receive continuations after July 31, 2017, please check the postmark.
    o    If the postcard is postmarked on or before July 31, 2017, or if it has no postmark, it is considered a valid continuation request.  To process this in WisVote, go to the voter record and reactivate the voter.  You do not need to update the letter record as the continuation will no longer be available in WisVote under the Letters tile.
    o    If the postcard is postmarked after July 31, 2017, it is not a valid continuation request.  The voter must reregister.  Commission staff recommends directing the voter to the MyVote Wisconsin website or mailing them an EL-131.

Commission staff has posted the final statistics from the four-year maintenance on the Elections Commission website here:  http://elections.wi.gov/publications/reports/2017-four-year-maintenance.  Statistics are provided at the state level, as well as counts by county and by municipality.

The Commission would like to thank all clerks for their efforts in the process.  Clerks with questions may contact the Elections Commission Help Desk at (608) 261-2028, or at Elections@wi.gov.