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Ending of Election Cost Report Collection

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Priority: 
Information Only
Date: 
October 16, 2017
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Sarah Statz, WisVote Elections Specialist
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On September 26, 2017, the Wisconsin Elections Commission met for its quarterly meeting. At this meeting, Elections Commission staff presented a proposal to modify how election cost report information is collected from the municipalities to try to make it fit within the modernization of the current WEDC (Wisconsin Elections Data Collection) system into the WisVote system, and to simplify the report process for clerks.

In reviewing the options of how to move forward with this process the Commission decided to entirely eliminate the election cost reports collection. Therefore, effective immediately, clerks will no longer be required to submit election cost reports to the Commission. This includes the 2017 Annual Cost Report (EL-192), which will not be posted to WEDCS and will not need to be filed by clerks.

We appreciate the effort that clerks have dedicated to collecting the cost data and completing the reports in recent years. If you have any questions regarding this decision, please contact the Help Desk at elections@wi.gov or (608) 261-2028.