Elections in the State of Wisconsin are conducted at the local level. As a municipal clerk you are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring fair, accessible, and transparent elections. Our job at the Wisconsin Elections Commission is to provide you with a range of resources to support you in carrying out your duties. 

Wisvote:  Election management system used to manage the voter list, absentee applications and ballots, candidates, ballot styles, polling places and more.

Canvass: Election results reporting system used by clerks to create reports and share election results with WEC.

The Learning Center (TLC): One stop shop for all elections training materials including webinars, manuals, and interactive WisVote training videos and activities. 

MyVote: Voter portal that allows Wisconsin voters to register, request and track an absentee ballot, find their polling place, and more! 

Badger Voters: Self-service data request site where customers and request, receive a quote, purchase, and download voter, election participation, or absentee data.

AccessElections: Clerk portal where clerks can review accessibility audit results, make a plan to correct findings, and request polling place supplies. 

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    On election day, the polling place is under the control of the election inspectors.  The clerk is an election administrator and has other duties on election day outside of the polling place.  Therefore, the Government Accountability Board does not advise that a municipal clerk serve as an election inspector.  If the municipal clerk must serve as an inspector, he or she must be appointed an an inspector and may not be a candidate at the election.  3/24/2003

    The municipal clerk is an election administrator and, as such, should be available to the election inspectors on election day for advice, supplies, etc.  In addition, there are circumstances where a hospitalized elector or sequestered juror may request an absentee ballot from the clerk on election day.  Therefore, if the clerk is unable to be available on election day, a deputy should be appointed to act in the clerk's absence.  3/24/2003