ID Petition Process Receipt Timeline Change

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We have recently been notified by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) about a change in the expiration timeline of temporary receipts issued to Voter ID Petition Process (IDPP) applicants.  The IDPP was established to allow voters who had difficulty obtaining all of the supporting documents necessary to be issued a Wisconsin State identification card for voting purposes.

Voter Outreach Plan for November Elections

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Thank you for all you are doing to educate voters in your municipality and county about election security, the photo ID law, and all the different ways voters can cast their ballot this fall.  In order to aid your continuing outreach efforts, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has worked with KW2, a local advertising agency, to survey voters about their questions and concerns ahead of the November election and put together a kit of tools and resources you can use to reach out to voters in your community leading up to the November 3rd election.

Decision in Hawkins Matter by Wisconsin Supreme Court – Clerks May Now Send Ballots

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This afternoon the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a decision in the Hawkins (Green Party) matter.  The Court denied the petition for ballot access to candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker representing the Green Party for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election.  The Court further vacated the order to suspend the sending of ballots.  The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s order is attached.

WEC Voter Information Mailer FAQs and Template Email Responses

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On September 1, 2020, the Wisconsin Elections Commission sent an informational mailer regarding voting options to 2.6 million registered voters across the state.  The mailer was unanimously approved by the bipartisan Commission and they directed staff to carry out the creating, printing, and distribution of this mailer.  The Commission determined that all registered voters who did not have an active request on file for the November General Election would receive the mailer.

WEC CARES Subgrant Applications UPDATE

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If municipalities still need to apply for the WEC CARES Act subgrant please contact us immediately. More than  $750,000 in grant funds remain unclaimed as of today.  Although the application deadline was September 1, we understand that many clerks are extremely busy and may have been unable to apply on time.  If this applies to you, please contact the WEC today to discuss your subgrant application.

Reminder of additional deadlines for the WEC CARES Subgrant Program:

Poll Worker Recruitment Information - COVID-19

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With higher expected turnout for the November General Election, it is vital that municipal clerks work towards recruiting additional election inspectors.  To help municipal clerks with their election inspector or poll worker recruitment ahead of the November 3, 2020 General Election, the WEC has created the following document to assist municipal clerks with their recruiting efforts: