Provisional Voting & Counting Write-Ins webinar


Timely Attention Required



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


Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator

Webinar for Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Poll Workers
Provisional Voting and Counting Write-Ins
Wednesday, February 3, 2016:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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Many election inspectors have never had to issue a provision ballot to a voter.  With Photo ID in place for the 2016 elections, that may change.  If you are wondering how to handle a provisional ballot situation, this webinar will provide an overview of the process and offer some procedural advice.  We will also discuss registered write-in candidates and counting write-in votes.

Reference materials for the webinar have been posted on our website as an attachment.  The webcast will be posted by the Thursday following the session on the G.A.B. website for clerks and their election officials to review at their convenience:   The training counts toward clerk and chief inspector recertification hours whether you participate in the live webinar or review the recording at a later date.  

Live Webinar Requirements

You must be able to view videos on your computer, using a media application such as Windows Media Player. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers.  If you are unable to access the audio over your computer speakers, you may select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar.  Using the telephone for audio is a toll charge.  If you have questions about the technical aspects of the webinar, please contact the Help Desk at or (608) 261-2028.                          

The webinar has a maximum of 500 participants.  In response to input from clerks, phones will be muted to reduce ambient noise.  Questions may be typed in and will be answered by G.A.B. staff for the benefit of the participants as time allows.  A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) generated from the webinar will be posted after the webcast.  

We look forward to you joining us for the webinar on Wednesday.  If you have ideas or suggestions for future webinar topics, please contact me: or (608) 261-2033.   Thank you.