Introduction

Election Day Registration, including permitting registered voters to update their address or name, has been a key feature of Wisconsin elections since 1976.

This page provides a clearinghouse for information about Election Day Registation (EDR) in Wisconsin, as well as current legislative proposals to change the law.

Final Report on the Impacts and Costs of Eliminating Election Day Registration in Wisconsin

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Final EDR Report 02-18-2013.pdf 1.82 MB

This Report analyzes the anticipated impacts on the administration of Wisconsin elections and the procedures of several State agencies if Wisconsin Statutes were amended to eliminate the opportunity for EDR. This Report also provides estimated costs related to additional responsibilities of the Government Accountability Board and partner State agencies which would result from the elimination of EDR.

Preliminary Report on the Impacts and Costs of Eliminating Election Day Registration

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This Report analyzes the anticipated impacts on the administration of Wisconsin elections and the procedures of several State agencies if Wisconsin Statutes were amended to eliminate the opportunity for Election Day Registration (EDR). This Report also provides preliminary estimated costs related to additional responsibilities of the Government Accountability Board which would result from the elimination of EDR.

Election Day Registration Taskforce Charge Statement

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An Inter-Organizational Fact-Finding Taskforce is appointed to gather the facts and analyze the impact of eliminating Election Day Registration (EDR) in Wisconsin and becoming subject to the requirements of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and the provisional voting requirements of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA).

2011 G.A.B. Statement in Support of Election Day Registration

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At its March 2011 meeting, the members of the Government Accountability Board passed the following motion after reviewing a document prepared by the staff titled "The Case for Election Day Registration" (attached below).

MOTION: That the Government Accountability Board go on record as supporting continuation of Election Day Registration in Wisconsin. Moved by Judge Deininger, seconded by Judge Brennan. Motion carried unanimously.