AD 24 Special Election Candidate Challenge Documents


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A.               Call to Order


B.                Administrator’s Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice


C.               Closed Session*

1.     Litigation Update and Consideration of Potential Litigation

2.     Advisory Opinion Consideration and Potential Action

3.     Wis. Stat. § 5.05 Complaints

4.     Closed Session Minutes Approval


§ 19.85(1)(f) – Considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par. (b) applies which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations.

§ 19.85(1)(g) – The Commission may confer in closed session with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.

§ 19.85(1)(h) – Consideration of requests for confidential written advice from the elections commission under s. 5.05 (6a) or the ethics commission under s. 19.46 (2), or from any county or municipal ethics board under s. 19.59 (5).

§ 19.851 – The Commission’s deliberations concerning an investigation of any violation of the law under the jurisdiction of the Commission shall be in closed session.


D.               Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

1.     April 28, 2023

2.     May 16, 2023

E.                Consideration and Approval of Wisconsin Election Commission Secretary


F.                Ballot Access Approvals for Assembly District 24, and Consideration of Associated Challenge (Supporting materials for challenges will be posted in a separate attachment when they are ready)


Challenge Consideration Process:


1.     Staff Presentation on Challenge or Ballot Access Issue

2.     Challenger Presentation (If requested)

3.     Candidate Response (If requested)

4.     Commission Action

                      EL 23-44: Morgan Hess v. Paul Melotik


G.               Election Systems and Software Petition for Approval of Electronic Voting Systems EVS and EVS, and Possible Consideration of Election Certification


H.               Absentee Envelope Redesign: June Update


I.                  IT Developer Renewals


J.                 Badger Book Update


K.               Adjourn



*The Elections Commission will convene in open session but may move to closed session under Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(f), (1)(g), (1)(h), and Wis. Stat. § 19.851 and then reconvene into open session prior to adjournment of this meeting. This notice is intended to inform the public that this meeting will convene in open session, may move to closed session, and then may reconvene in open session. Wis. Stat. § 19.85(2).