Latest News from the Wisconsin Elections Commission https://elections.wi.gov/news/latest News Releases from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board en Post-Election Update -- Unofficial Turnout 59.38% https://elections.wi.gov/node/6293 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">November 7, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Madison, WI &ndash; According to unofficial results, more than 2.67 million Wisconsinites &ndash; 59.38 percent of the voting age population &ndash; voted in Tuesday&rsquo;s General Election, a record turnout for a midterm election, said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin&rsquo;s chief elections official.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6293" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6293#comments Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:13:45 +0000 admin 6293 at https://elections.wi.gov Wisconsin Absentee Voting Breaks Midterm Record https://elections.wi.gov/node/6287 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">November 5, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; More than 547,000 absentee ballots have already been returned for the November 6 General Election, breaking the record set in 2014 for a midterm election, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6287" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6287#comments Mon, 05 Nov 2018 21:12:33 +0000 admin 6287 at https://elections.wi.gov Media Advisory and Briefing: Covering the November 2018 General Election https://elections.wi.gov/node/6269 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">November 1, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Madison, WI &ndash; Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin&rsquo;s chief elections official, will hold an on-the-record briefing for news media at 1 p.m. Friday, November 2.</p> <p><strong>The number to call is 1-855-947-8255, and the passcode is 8498 252#. Wolfe will start by discussing preparations for Tuesday&rsquo;s General Election, but is mostly available to answer your questions.</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6269" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6269#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2018 16:13:40 +0000 admin 6269 at https://elections.wi.gov Statement on Use of MyVote Wisconsin Website https://elections.wi.gov/node/6260 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 30, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; Meagan Wolfe, interim administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, today released a statement regarding candidates and political parties using the MyVote website:</p> <blockquote><p>MyVote Wisconsin is voters&rsquo; best source of information about when and where to vote, what&rsquo;s on the ballot, absentee voting and voter registration. Other websites or groups offering similar information may not be as accurate.</p> </blockquote><div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6260" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6260#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2018 19:54:15 +0000 admin 6260 at https://elections.wi.gov Top Five Things Voters Should Know for the General Election https://elections.wi.gov/node/6255 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 30, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; The Wisconsin Elections Commission today released its list of the top five things Wisconsin voters should know for the General Election, Tuesday, November 6.</p> <h3>1. Trust Wisconsin&rsquo;s MyVote website for accurate information about the election.</h3> <p>The Wisconsin Elections Commission&rsquo;s popular MyVote Wisconsin website, <a href="https://MyVote.wi.gov" title="https://MyVote.wi.gov">https://MyVote.wi.gov</a>, is voters&rsquo; best source of information about when and where to vote, what&rsquo;s on the ballot, absentee voting and voter registration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a> or 608-267-7887</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6255" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6255#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2018 20:17:01 +0000 admin 6255 at https://elections.wi.gov News Advisory: Letter to Election Observer Organizations https://elections.wi.gov/node/4373 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 17, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The letter attached below is being sent to organizations that encourage or sponsor election observers in Wisconsin.</p> <p>The information in the letter is not a new directive, but simply a restatement of Wisconsin's rules and policies intended to remind observers about acceptable conduct at polling places.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, 608-267-7887, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a></p> </div> </div> </div> https://elections.wi.gov/node/4373#comments Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:19:52 +0000 rmagney 4373 at https://elections.wi.gov Wisconsin Absentee Voting Off to Strong Start https://elections.wi.gov/node/6188 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 16, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; More than 159,000 absentee ballots have already been issued for the November 6 General Election and 84,000 have been returned so far, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.</p> <p>&ldquo;People who want to vote absentee have options,&rdquo; said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin&rsquo;s chief elections official. &ldquo;The best place to start is at our MyVote Wisconsin website, <a href="https://myvote.wi.gov">https://myvote.wi.gov</a>.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a> or 608-267-7887</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6188" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6188#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:17:22 +0000 admin 6188 at https://elections.wi.gov What Voters Should Know about Registration and Absentee Ballot Mailings https://elections.wi.gov/node/6159 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">October 4, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; As Election Day approaches on November 6, voter registration and absentee ballot mailings have begun arriving in Wisconsin residents&rsquo; mailboxes.</p> <p>Wisconsin voters&rsquo; best sources of information about voter registration and absentee voting are their local clerks and the MyVote.WI.gov website, not mailings from political and independent groups, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a> or 608-267-7887</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6159" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6159#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2018 19:38:59 +0000 admin 6159 at https://elections.wi.gov WEC Approves Expanded Post-Election Audits https://elections.wi.gov/node/6116 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">September 28, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; The Wisconsin Elections Commission this week enhanced election security by approving a significant expansion of post-election audits to ensure the integrity of voting systems.</p> <p>The Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to require audits of voting equipment in 5 percent of the state&rsquo;s wards, including at least one in each of the 72 counties, and require completion of the audits before the Commission certifies the final results.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a> or 608-267-7887</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6116#comments Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:32:25 +0000 admin 6116 at https://elections.wi.gov WEC Seeks Public Input on Election Security Funding Plans https://elections.wi.gov/node/6099 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-release-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Date:&nbsp;</div> <span class="date-display-single">September 20, 2018</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MADISON, WI &ndash; The Wisconsin Elections Commission is asking local election officials and the public for ideas to improve election security using new federal funding.</p> <p>The Wisconsin Elections Commission has committed about half the $6.9 million grant money to hiring six new staff members over four years ($2.4 million) and new technology ($1 million) to meet immediate security needs before the 2018 General Election and beyond.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-contact"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> For more information, contact:&nbsp;</div> <p>Reid Magney, Public Information Officer, <a href="mailto:reid.magney@wi.gov">reid.magney@wi.gov</a> or 608-267-7887</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://elections.wi.gov/node/6099" target="_blank">read more</a></p> https://elections.wi.gov/node/6099#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:55:04 +0000 admin 6099 at https://elections.wi.gov