Municipal Clerk Training Report Posted for 2018-2019 Term

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Background

Municipal clerks are required by state law to take and report at least six hours of election training every training term to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  For training purposes, municipal clerks are currently in the 2018-2019 term and must complete this term’s election training by December 31, 2019.  Election training taken between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019 will recertify a municipal clerk for the 2020-2021 term.  

Revised Voter Registration Form (EL-131) Now Available

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission is pleased to announce the release of the updated version of Wisconsin’s voter registration form (EL-131).  Revisions to the form have been finalized and the form has been posted to the agency website in the forms section.  Manuals, training materials and the WisVote voter registration screens will be updated to reflect the changes made to the form.  The WEC is in the process of translat

Clerk Duties:  Candidate Filings, Appointing Election Inspectors and Training Compliance webinar 

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Webinar for County, Municipal and School District Clerks

Clerk Duties:  Candidate Filings, Appointing Election Inspectors and Training Compliance

Wednesday, November 6, 2019:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration Link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9125388359502582540

 

Election Calendar and Military and Overseas Ballot Deadlines for Special Election

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) has created a calendar of election events for use by election officials in Congressional District 7 who are administering the special election.  The calendar is attached to this communication and outlines relevant election dates and deadlines, while also providing statutory citations for your reference.  We have also provided answers to some questions we have received concerning these elections.

2020 Vision: Introduction to Endpoint Testing and WisVote Upgrade

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1.    Purpose.  This memorandum provides information about two initiatives from the 2020 Vision Election Security plan.  

2.    Background.  As mentioned in the 2020 Vision communication posted on October 23, Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) staff will be upgrading WisVote and also starting the implementation of an endpoint testing software for all WisVote users.  These two programs will begin in November 2019.  

Election Security Communications Webinar and In-Person Training Opportunities 

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In 2020, County and Municipal Clerks can expect to get more questions from the public and the media about election security.  They also need to know best practices for communicating in the event of an election security crisis.  To help prepare clerks for these communications challenges, the WEC is offering several training opportunities and is developing an elections security communications toolkit for clerks.  The first training opportunity is an online webinar, followed by in-person training events held around the state.