Sample News Release for CD7 County and Municipal Clerks Encouraging Absentee Voting Due to COVID-19

Priority

Timely Attention Required

Date

To

Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks

From

Reid Magney, Public Information Officer

To help county and municipal clerks in Congressional District 7 communicate about the COVID-19 pandemic with local voters through the media, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has drafted a sample news release encouraging absentee voting for the May 12 Special Election.

Attached is a Word document that clerks are encouraged to customize and send to their local media outlets as soon as possible.  Clerks are also encouraged to post the customized news release on their websites.