Wisconsin’s elections are highly decentralized, with elections conducted at the local level by over 1,900 local election officials in 72 counties and 1,851 municipalities. Municipal clerks in Wisconsin's towns, villages, and cites and the Board of Election Commissioners in the City of Milwaukee, are responsible for establishing polling places, acquiring voting equipment, recruiting and training poll workers, maintaining voter lists, administering absentee voting, and supervising the conduct of elections on Election Day.
Elections are administered at the state level by the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). The WEC is responsible for the administrative oversight of federal and state election laws including establishing uniform standards and training local election officials.
Official statewide and federal results take time to be collected and certified. Once they are certified, the official results are posted.
Election Security in Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s election systems are secure thanks to the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s strong partnerships with federal and state agencies and local election officials.
Spring 2023 Election
Before any voting system may be used in the State of Wisconsin, it must be approved by the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Voting Equipment may be accredited by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) prior to its approval by WEC, but EAC certification is not required for certification in Wisconsin.