Preparing for the August Partisan Primary Webinar


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Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission


Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator

Webinar for Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Poll Workers
Preparing for the August Partisan Primary

Wednesday, June 22, ★see webinar: Click here  

In a partisan primary, electors vote by party to qualify candidates for the November General Election. Some voters may take issue with voting by party, rather than candidate, but Wisconsin’s partisan primary has been in place since the early 1900s! This webinar reviews the rules for counting votes in a partisan primary, the impact of selecting a party preference, overriding and remaking crossover and overvoted ballots and provide some new counting write-in votes scenarios just for this election! A copy of the PowerPoint will be posted Tuesday afternoon.

The webcast will be posted by the Thursday following the session on the WEC website for election officials to review at their convenience and will include indexing by-topic: The training counts toward training hours whether you participate in the live webinar or review the recording at a later date.

Live Webinar Requirements

You must be able to view videos on your computer, using a media application such as Windows Media Player. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers. If you are unable to access the audio over your computer speakers, you may select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar. Using the telephone for audio is a toll charge. If you have questions about the technical aspects of the webinar, please contact the Elections Help Desk at [email protected] or (608) 261-2028.

The webinar has a maximum of 500 participants. In response to input from clerks, phones will be muted to reduce ambient noise. Questions may be typed in and will be answered by WEC staff for the benefit of the participants as time allows. A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) generated from the webinar will be posted after the webcast.

We look forward to you joining us for the webinar on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or (608) 261-2033. Thank you.