2019 Four-Year Voter Record Maintenance

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The purpose of this memo is to alert clerks of some important dates and required actions for the 2019 four-year voter record maintenance.  

Clerks will use WisVote to process returned postcards and update voter records.  Before processing any returned postcards, please view the pre-recorded instructional webinar and carefully review the written instructions provided with this memo.

WEC Administrator Confirmation 

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I am pleased to tell you that the Wisconsin State Senate today unanimously confirmed my appointment as Administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.  The Senate confirmed my appointment through the term that ends June 30 of this year, as well as an additional four-year term from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023.  I am grateful to the members of the Wisconsin State Legislature for taking the time to meet with me and for their vote of confidence. 

Revisions to the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application (EL-131)

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will soon be revising the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application (EL-131) to make it more usable.  We are advising you about the redesign now so you do not print bulk quantities of the old form before the 2020 election cycle. You may use any existing stock before transitioning to the updated form.

Staffing Change - Bill Wirkus Departure

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We are disappointed to announce that Elections Specialist Bill Wirkus has left the Wisconsin Elections Commission for an opportunity to resume practicing law in the private sector near his home in the Waukesha area.  Bill has been an integral part of the election administration team since joining the agency in December of 2017 and has lead the agency’s military and overseas voting program.  During his tenure, Bill has answered an abundance of questions from candidates, voters, and clerks and assisted with agency training efforts surrounding a wide variety of election administration topics.