Election Security Cyber Threats

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1.  Purpose.  This message contains important security tips for officials in Wisconsin local, county, and state government.  Increased tensions with Iran may result in cyber or physical attacks against the U.S.  Although there is no specific threat against Wisconsin infrastructure, Iran and its sympathizers have a hi

Movers List Litigation Update 

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There has been much news coverage recently about litigation involving the ERIC Movers List procedures, so I want to bring you up to date on the latest news.  On Tuesday, January 14, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District 4 issued two stays in the case known as Timothy Zignego et al vs. Wisconsin Election Commission et al. 

Third Party Voter Registration Mailing: Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission has been advised that a voter registration mailing will start arriving in Wisconsin on January 14, 2020.  The mailing is from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), which are nonprofit voter registration groups that are not affiliated with the State.

Updates Regarding Spring Primary and Spring Election Contests

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Statewide Spring Primary

Three candidates have filed nomination papers for the Office of Supreme Court Justice.  While the candidates will not be certified until the January 14, 2020 meeting of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, staff will be recommending that all three candidates be certified, pending any challenges that might be filed.  Therefore, clerks should plan for a statewide primary in all municipalities.  The Commission will issue its certification following the meeting next Tuesday.