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Appointment of Election Inspectors from Lists Submitted by Political Parties

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Timely Attention Required
September 7, 2017
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Michael Haas, Elections Division Administrator
Matthew Giesefeldt, Staff Counsel
Diane Lowe, Lead Elections Specialist
Submission of Poll Worker Nominations by Parties (2017-09).pdf75.06 KB
Democratic Party Letter (2017-09).pdf65.36 KB
Republican Party Letter (2017-09).pdf65.52 KB
Chart 2017.pdf52.69 KB
Appointing Partisan Inspectors FAQ (2017).pdf36.58 KB
Appt of Inspectors step-by-step (2017).pdf36 KB

The two major parties in Wisconsin, the Republican and Democratic Parties, are working to provide municipalities with lists of nominees to be appointed as election inspectors for the 2018-2019 term. Even if you've never received party lists before, you may receive a list from one or both parties this fall.

Please read the attached memo which provides details with respect to appointing election inspectors from party lists, including:

  • The deadline for political parties to submit lists.
  • Determining the correct "party imbalance" for each polling place
  • Appointing from lists submitted by one or both parties
  • When using "unaffiliated" inspectors is acceptable

Also attached are letters written to the Chairs of the State Republican and Democratic Parties. The letters provide the state parties with information to be disseminated to the local parties regarding submission of lists of election inspector nominees to the muncipal governing bodies.

Other documents attached include

  • Election Inspector Appointment FAQs
  • A step-by-step guide to appointing inspectors

If you have questions about this memo or the appointment process, please contact the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 608-261-2028 or