Guidance for the August Partisan Primary webinar


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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

Guidance for the August Partisan Primary

Wednesday, July 25, 2018:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration Link:

A partisan primary is held the second Tuesday of August in even-numbered years to qualify candidates for the November General Election.  The partisan primary is always held and is different than the other three types of elections because electors will vote by party.  This webinar will discuss counting votes in a partisan primary, the impact of selecting a party preference and overriding and remaking crossover and overvoted ballots.  Military and overseas voting will also be discussed.  Webinar materials will be posted tomorrow morning. 

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.