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.

Sarah Whitt Moving to ERIC

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WisVote IT Lead Sarah Whitt has accepted a position with the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and is leaving the Wisconsin Elections Commission after a distinguished career in Wisconsin elections.  Many of you know Sarah from her numerous presentations at clerk conferences or have worked directly with her to resolve issues in the Statewide Voter Registration System or WisVote.  Sarah will continue working with Wisconsin both in her new role with ERIC and on special projects with the WEC. Her last day of full-time state employment is Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

WEC Extended Hours in Support of the Assembly District 64 Special Election on April 30, 2019

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The Wisconsin Elections Commission is offering extended hours in support of municipalities and counties who will be administering the Special Election in Assembly District 64 on April 30, 2019. Please use the contact information provided below to contact staff during extended hours. Phone and email support will be provided on the following dates and times in addition to regular business hours:

WisVote Absentee: Coming Attractions Webinar April 30

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Webinar for New or Current WisVote Users 
WisVote Absentee: Coming Attractions 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019:  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1282935854404457227

A webinar to discuss WisVote absentee improvements, what’s changed and what’s ahead.  Bring your wish list, questions, and comments! Webinar materials will be posted Monday, April 29th. 
    

Canvass Deadlines and Recount News

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As you may already be aware, Judge Lisa Neubauer announced today that she has conceded the election for Supreme Court Justice to Judge Brian Hagedorn.  While nothing is official and binding until the expiration of the recount period, we would like to share that it appears that there will not be a statewide recount for the election of Supreme Court Justice.