Wisconsin Elections Commission April 2023 Meeting


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting is being held via video teleconference only. Members of the public and media may attend online or by telephone. 

All public participants’ phones/microphones will be muted during the meeting. Members of the public wishing to provide written comment to the Commissioners should email @email with “Message to Commissioners” in the subject line.

Members of the public who wish to address the Commission during public comment should email @email with the words “Request to Speak” in the subject line. The deadline to submit requests is 4:00 p.m. on April 27, 2023. If you wish to speak at the meeting, please follow attached public comment instructions. 


A.    Call to Order
B.    Administrator’s Report of Appropriate Meeting Notice

C.    Public Comment

D.    Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes
1.    February 2, 2023
2.    February 28, 2023
3.    March 3, 2023
4.    March 14, 2023
E.    Discussion on the Commission’s March 8 Advisory Committee Meeting, Election Observer Rulemaking Processes, and Possible Consideration of Election Observer Rule Text

F.    Voting Equipment Certification Schedule

G.     Accessibility Report

H.    Discussion of 4 Year Maintenance Postcard Approval 

I.    Discussion of Absentee Envelope and Certificate Redesign 

J.    Staff Update

K.    Discussion of Future Meetings and Meeting Format

L.    Closed Session*
1.    Litigation Update and Consideration of Potential Litigation 
2.    Wis. Stat. § 5.05 Complaints 
3.    ERIC Processes and Referrals 
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. 

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

M.    Adjourn 

*The Elections Commission will convene in open session but may move to closed session under Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(g) 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).


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