Election Administration Manual

The most recent version of the manual posted here has one change. On page 99, the references to the clerk's ability to add missing witness address information on the absentee certificate were removed. For more information regarding this change, please view the clerk communication from September 14, 2022.

Elections in the State of Wisconsin are conducted at the local level. As a municipal clerk you are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring fair, accessible, and transparent elections. Our job at the Wisconsin Elections Commission is to provide you with a range of resources to support you in carrying out your duties.

The Election Administration Manual for Wisconsin Municipal Clerks was developed to serve as a knowledge base for the array of duties required of municipal clerks. We encourage you to reference this manual frequently and to make use of the other resources cited throughout the manual. And, as always, the Wisconsin Elections Commission staff is here to provide answers and advice to assist you in fulfilling your obligations to protect the integrity of elections and ensure public confidence in the election process.