Election Officials' Training Tables

This chart explains the training required for Municipal Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors.

ELECTION OFFICIALS' TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Election Official

Municipal
Clerk

Chief
Inspector
Regular Election Inspectors
Current term  1/01/22-12/31/23 1/01/22-12/31/23 1/01/22-12/31/23
Required training for new official to be certified.  3-hour municipal clerk core training class 2 or 3-hour baseline chief inspector training class Clerk is required to conduct some type of training every two years.
Required training for new official to be recertified for the next term.  MCT Core plus three hours of election-related training by the end of the term. Baseline CIT plus additional  hours of approved election-related for a total of six hours of  training by the end of the term. No recertification
Required training for currently- certified official to recertify for the next term.  Six hours of approved election-related training Six hours of approved election-related training No recertification; new appointment each 2-year term
Next term  01/01/24-12/31/25 01/01/24-12/31/25 01/01/24-12/31/25
Documents to be submitted to the WEC  Recertification reporting form Agenda for recertification training as administered by clerk and approved by WEC None.
Required training if certification is lost by not accumulating the required number of hours by the end of the term. Core plus three hours of election-related training by the first election. Baseline plus additional  hours of approved election-related training for a total of six hours by the first election.   None.

Municipal clerks are required by state law to provide training. This training provides all of the necessary information and knowledge to be a successful poll worker.  (Many municipalities require poll workers to attend a comprehensive training course prior to each Primary election.) 

POLL WORKER TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Position Training Hour Requirements Training Location Residency
Chief Election Inspector

6 hrs of training per two year term
Baseline Inspector Training (2 hours)

Online or In-person Town/Village/City
Election Inspector

Some

Online or In-person County
Greeter

Some

Online or In-person County
Election Registration Official (ERO)

Voter Registration

Online or In-person County
Tabulator

Counting Votes

Online or In-person County
Helper

None Required

N/A No Requirement - inquire with clerk