The Wisconsin Election Data Collection System (WEDCS) is an online database for municipal clerks to report election statistics within 30 days of each statewide election, or within 45 days of a general election. Statistics include the number of voters, voter registrations, types of voting equipment used, and election costs. Previously, clerks reported statistics on paper on form GAB-190.
In May 2008, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission awarded Wisconsin a $2 million federal grant to improve the State’s ability to collect election data at the most local levels. Of the five states to receive Elections Data Collection Systems grants, Wisconsin was the only state to timely produce a comprehensive Elections Data Collection System.