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Clerks

There are 1,851 Municipal clerks and 72 County clerks in the State of Wisconsin. The G.A.B. considers each of these clerks to be a partner in the process of carrying out open, fair, and transparent elections. The links on this page are offered as a resource for those clerks and other local election officials. 

Recent Clerk Communications

In an effort to share information with our clerk partners we will post our communications on this page.

Calendar of Election and Campaign Events

Events related to Election activities are listed on the calendar. This link has the filter of "Elections" already in place.  For a downloadable, PDF copy of the calendar, click here.

Guidance on Election Processes

This page is for clerks and election officials to use as a resource. The links on this page will assist those who are working at the polls.

Election Notices

Various election notices are required by statute to be published or posted prior to the election.  Certain notices and postings are required to be posted at the polling place on election day.

Education/Training

In a continuing effort to inform and prepare local election officials, clerks, and SRD's we offer training yearly throughout the State of Wisconsin. Information about training dates, manuals, and requirements for training can be found on this page.

Statewide Voter Registration System

The State of Wisconsin has developed and maintains a Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). This system is utilized by municipalities and counties to maintain the data of all voters in Wisconsin.

Directory of Wisconsin Clerks

This directory contains contact information for all Wisconsin municipal and county clerks.

Election Legal Resources

Additional resources are provided for Election Day officials.

Miscellaneous Election Related Materials

The information at this link may be helpful to clerks, election officials, as well as the general public.

G.A.B. Committees

The G.A.B. has assembled committees consisting of county and municipal clerks to assist in developing procedures and policies and to assist with particular projects.

Redistricting Information

Redistricting will occur after the 2010 census is complete.  New districts will be in effect for the 2012 spring elections.  The administrative process in SVRS will begin in 2011.

Clerks Who Have Failed to Report Elections Data

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February 8, 2013

As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013 all municipalities and counties completed entering the GAB-190 Election Voting and Registration Statistics Report into the Wisconsin Election Data Collection System (WEDCS) for the 2012 Presidential and General Election.

Statutory Authority to Request Information

“Information from County and Municipal Clerks.”  The board may request information from county and municipal clerks relating to election administration, performance of electronic voting systems and voting machines, and use of paper ballots in elections. Wis. Stat. § 5.05(14)

Local election officials are required to provide information requested under § 5.05 (14) to the Board upon request. Wis. Stats. §7.10(10), 7.15 (13)