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.

Media Advisory: Covering the April 2019 Spring Election 

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Madison, WI – As a reminder to news organizations interested in covering Wisconsin’s Spring Election, the Wisconsin Elections Commission is issuing this advisory with guidance for news editors, reporters and photographers.  This advisory is designed for planning purposes, but news media are free to quote from it as well.

Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief elections official, will be available for media interviews about the upcoming election the week of March 25.  Contact Reid Magney, 608-267-7887 or reid.magney@wi.gov to arrange an interview. 

Important Reminders for Voters About the April 2 Spring Election 

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters to bring an acceptable photo ID when they go to the polls for the Spring Election on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

“Most people already have the ID they need to vote,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official.  “If you don’t have a photo ID, you still have time to get a free one at the DMV, but you should not wait.”

Important Reminders for Voters about the February 19 Spring Primary 

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MADISON, WI – With no statewide Spring Primary this year, just one in five voters will have local primaries on Tuesday, February 19, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

There will be 294 primary elections in school districts, cities, villages and towns within 41 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, according to data compiled by the WEC.  There are more than 710,500 active registered voters in places with primaries, though anyone eligible to vote can register on Election Day at the polling place. Wisconsin had 3.42 million active registered voters on Feb. 1, 2019.