December 31, 2021 marks the end of the current term of Election Inspectors. Unless your current inspectors are reappointed by your governing body, they will no longer be Election Inspectors after the end of this year. At a meeting in December, not later than December 31, 2021, the municipal governing body shall appoint Election Inspectors for a two-year term which begins January 1, 2022 and ends December 31, 2023. Wis. Stats. §§ 7.30(4)(a), 7.30(6).
At the time your governing body makes appointments for the coming term, all 2020-2021 inspector positions are considered vacant and available for appointment. There are no automatic carry-overs.
This memo will cover the process of receiving lists of partisan Election Inspector nominees, unaffiliated Election Inspector nominees, the appointment process, the scheduling to ensure the correct partisan balance, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Please refer to the Election Officials section of the Election Administration Manual for additional information. If you have questions, please contact the WEC Help Desk at (608) 261-2028, or @email. Thank you.