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Requirements for and Importance of Election Data Reporting

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Priority: 
Information Only
Date: 
July 15, 2013
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Michael Haas, Elections Division Administrator
From: 
Brian Bell, Elections Data Manager
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Memo: Importance of Election Data 07-15-2013.pdf175.43 KB

At its March 20, 2013 meeting, the Government Accountability Board accepted the recommendation of the Clerks Concerns Task Force and G.A.B. staff to better communicate to election officials why certain election information is required, as well as to help educate clerks on the distinction between legislative requirements (both State and Federal), and the G.A.B. policies implemented to meet those requirements.  This memorandum is intended to help clarify why certain information must be entered into SVRS, WEDCS, or other systems, and how that data is used.

The election administration process has evolved.  State and local election officials are required to track and gather more data than ever before.  We understand that this adds to your already substantial workload.  There are three foundations for this required information: federal requirements, state statute requirements, and G.A.B. policy.

Please see attached memo above.