UPDATE #14: Recount of Justice of the Supreme Court Contest Complete -- The Statewide Recount Decision will not be Appealed


Timely Attention Required



Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission


Nathaniel E. Robinsion, Elections Division Administrator
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The Kloppenburg Campaign announced on Tuesday, May 31, that they will not appeal the final statewide recount decision for the Supreme Court Contest.  The recount for Justice of the Supreme Court Contest is now complete. 

Section 9.01 (6) Wis. Stats., provides that any candidate aggrieved by the recount may appeal to the circuit court within 5 business days after the completion of the recount determination by the chairperson of the board or the chairperson’s designee.  The deadline for any candidate to appeal the recount determination for the Justice of the Supreme Court was yesterday, May 31, 2011, with neither candidate filing an appeal with the circuit court. 

The county clerk may now return to the municipality the portion of the election materials to be retained by the municipal clerk.  Both the county and municipal clerk needs to retain these specified materials for the time period prescribed in § 7.23 Wis. Stats. which incorporates the legislative changes from 2009 Wisconsin Act 397.  The Revised Retention Policy- Electronic Election Data released on June 9, 2010, may be found at the following link: http://gab.wi.gov/node/1126

Additionally, with the completion of the Supreme Court recount, we request your assistance with inputting or updating the following records which reflects the determinations made by the County Boards of Canvassers during the recount. 

  • Voter Participation in the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS)
  • Voter Statistics in the WI Election Data Collection System (WEDCS)

For your convenience, we have extended the deadline until July 1, 2011, to record voter participation and statistics in SVRS and/or in WEDCS.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication for the detailed work you and your Canvass Board have demonstrated throughout the recount activity.  Should you have questions about entering in Voter Participation or statistics, or require assistance in resolving discrepancies, please contact the GAB HelpDesk at either GABHelpDesk@wisconsin.gov, or at (608) 261-2028.  Thank you.

cc:    Kevin J. Kennedy
    Director and General Counsel   
    Government Accountability Board