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Counting Votes, Breaking Ties & Filling Vacancies webinar

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February 5, 2018
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator
Clerk's Memo February 7, 2018 EA webinar information.pdf67.27 KB
Counting Votes Materials.pdf614.6 KB

Webinar for Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Poll Workers
Counting Votes, Breaking Ties & Filling Vacancies
Wednesday, February 7, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration Link:

When do I count votes for only registered write-in candidates or all write-in candidates? Should I count Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck? What happens if there is a tie? What do I do if a winning candidate declines the position? This webinar will answer these common and not-so-common questions and provide a general review of counting votes at the upcoming elections. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation will be posted Tuesday.

The webcast will be posted by the Thursday following the session on the WEC website for clerks and their election workers to review at their convenience: The training counts toward training 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 Elections 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 WEC 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 any questions, please contact me: or (608) 261-2033. Thank you.