WEC Convenes Wisconsin Elections Security Council 

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission is convening a new advisory and working group – the Wisconsin Election Security Council – which will hold its first public meeting Wednesday, October 16.

“As the 2020 election year approaches, we are assembling our federal, state and local partners,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections official.  “The Council will formalize collaboration between these key groups and the public to improve communication and maximize election security.” 

State of Wisconsin Mails Letters to Voters Who May Have Moved

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MADISON, WI – The State of Wisconsin is mailing letters this week to approximately 234,000 registered voters who may have moved in-state or out of Wisconsin.

“We want voters to be prepared for 2020,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections official.  “This mailing is designed to help people who may have moved within Wisconsin make sure they’re ready to vote next year. It will not keep anyone eligible from voting.” 

“If you move, even to an apartment in the same building, you must update your voter record by reregistering,” Wolfe said. 

Wisconsin Elections Commission Offers Grants to Help Improve Cyber Security

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission is pleased to announce a $1.1 million grant program to help municipalities and counties upgrade office computer security for the 2020 elections.

“WEC’s goal is to make sure that every clerk has an up-to-date, secure computer and access to professional IT support,” said WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe. “To do that, we will be offering grants of up to $1,200 to municipal and county election offices using part of the federal election security grants Wisconsin received.”

Power Outage in Madison - WEC office temporarily closed

2:20 p.m. -- Power and IT services are gradually returning to downtown offices. Buildings will remain closed to employees and public for the rest of the day.

9:10 a.m., Friday, July 19 -- The WEC office is closed to the public and the main telephone system is unavailable due to a power outage. An alternate contact number is 608-228-7078.

8:30 a.m., Friday, July 19 -- A power outage in Downtown Madison has disrupted telephone service to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. We will update when power is restored.

 

State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters

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MADISON, WI – The State of Wisconsin is mailing postcards this week to approximately 114,000 registered voters who have not voted in the past four years.

“The postcards are titled Official Voter Registration Notice,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official.  “State law requires inactive voters to be removed from the statewide voter list if they do not request continuing their registration, which is just one of many steps we take to ensure the integrity of voting in Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin State Senate Confirms Meagan Wolfe  

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MADISON, WI – Today the Wisconsin Senate unanimously confirmed Meagan Wolfe as Administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The Senate confirmed her appointment through the term that ends June 30 of this year, as well as an additional four-year term from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.

Please see the attached communication to local election officials, biography and photo.

 

Spring 2019 Election Certification Status

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is providing this information about the status of County Boards of Canvassers' progress in certifying results to the Commission.  The Commission has not yet certified these results.

Once the last county submits its certified results to the Commission, a losing candidate has three business days to request a recount.

The last canvass was filed on April 11. Any aggrieved candidate has until April 16 at 5 p.m. to file a recount petition.