Please use form GAB-361 to request the purchase of data in the Statewide Voter Registration System.
The price for data from the SVRS is $25 plus $5 per 1000 voters ($5 for up to the first thousand, and then rounded to the nearest thousand thereafter). The price for printed data from the SVRS is $0.25 per page, plus the cost of postage and shipping. The system is constantly updated, so it is necessary to query the system before a price for a file can be provided. The price for the entire state list is capped at $12,500. See Wis. Stat. §6.36(6) and Wisconsin Administration Code §GAB 3.50.
Quotes are valid for 15 days from the time they are produced. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (G.A.B.) reserves the right to re-estimate the quote after the 15-day period due to the fluidity of the data. The G.A.B. strives to provide quotes within 1-2 business days of receiving the request. The G.A.B. also works to provide the requested data within 5-7 business days of receiving payment.
Municipalities are required to update voter participation and elections data with the G.A.B. within 45 days of a general election, and 30 days of all other elections. G.A.B. will notify those who request data beyond the 30 or 45 days after an election, as applicable, if the data is incomplete. Statewide voter participation and elections data is available from September 2006 to present. Information from February 2006, and April 2006, reflect only the jurisdictions in 21 counties that were using the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) during those elections.
In Wisconsin, elections are neither conducted at the state nor county level. Arguably, Wisconsin has the most decentralized elections administration systems in the nation. The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board is charged by State law to maintain the official voter records and statistics. Wis. Stats., s. 6.36(1)(a). Responsibility for entering accurate information into Wisconsin’s Statewide Voter Registration System, however, resides with the municipal clerk and/or election commission.
The G.A.B. is dedicated to maintaining the highest possible voter data quality and accurate elections statistics. Every effort is made to assure the accuracy and completeness. Given the complexity of Wisconsin’s elections administration structure and business processes, despite best efforts and quality control management practices, some residual data error resulting from compilation by multiple partners may sometimes occur. Reviewers of Wisconsin’s voter participation and elections data are encouraged to contact the G.A.B if errors or omissions in the data are discovered.
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