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Elections Administration Training webinar series schedule (July 2014 – March 2015)

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June 12, 2014
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Wisconsin County Clerks
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Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
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City of Milwaukee Election Commission
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Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Michael Haas, Elections Division Administrator
From: 
Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator
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In 2012, in an effort to serve our election partners more effectively, the Government Accountability Board launched the “Back to Basics” Elections Administration Training webinar series in lieu of WisLine program teleconferences.  The following year, we introduced “Building on the Basics.” a series designed to augment our core election administration training.  Webinar training has generated a positive response from county and municipal clerks and their election inspectors.

Our new webinar series continues our efforts to provide clerks and election inspectors with the timely information and election law updates you need to perform your job duties effectively.   The live or recorded webinars count toward the hours clerks and chief inspectors need for recertification where indicated.  The webinars will include, but are not necessarily limited to, the topics listed below their titles.  A separate SVRS webinar training schedule will be announced shortly.

The programs and materials are free for you to download from our website for your own education and for training your election inspectors.  A disc with the webcasts may also be ordered for a small fee to cover processing costs using the order form found on our website:  http://gab.wi.gov/node/3206. 

Webinar access information and related materials will be posted under “Recent Clerk Communications” on the Monday prior to each webinar.  You must be able to view videos on your computer, using a media application such as Windows Media Player and will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers.  The webinar recording, related materials and a list of frequently asked questions will be posted shortly after the webcast.  

Please send any questions or comments you have to Allison Coakley:  allison.coakley@wi.gov or (608) 261-2033.  

      
2014-2015 Elections Administration Training Webinar Series

2014 Legislative Updates

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

July 9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
GAB-131: Voter Registration Application
Proof of Residence 
Type E Notice
Absentee Voting at Residential Care Facilities
Residency of Election Officials
Duties of Election Inspectors and Party Affiliation
Counting Votes for Write-in Candidates
Election Observers
Training and Manual Updates
Status of Voter Photo ID
Q & A

Special Voting Deputies and Absentee Voting 

Clerks and Special Voting Deputies

September 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
What’s New?
SVD Qualifications
Designation of Care Facilities
Who May Vote Absentee
Voter Registration
Public Notices
Rules for Election Observers
Delivery of Ballots and Voting
Return of Ballots

Election Day Duties:  Start to Finish

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

September 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Opening the Polls
Proof of Residence & Voter Registration
Issuing Ballots & Voting
Completing GAB-104 and Other Forms
Assisting Voters
Electioneering
Election Observers
Processing Absentee Ballots
Counting Write-In Votes
Reconciling Poll Lists

Preparing for the November Election

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

October 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
MyVote Wisconsin
Absentee Voting Overview
Pre-Election Prep:  Polling Place Efficiencies
Spoiling Ballots
Common & Unusual Situations
Municipal Board of Canvass
Processing Late-Arriving Ballots

What’s New for the 2015 Elections?

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

November 19, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Legislative Updates
Status of Voter Photo ID
Nomination Paper Review Tips
Lessons Learned in 2014
Q & A (Bring your questions!)

Absentee Voting:  Before, During and After Election Day

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

January 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Categories of Absentee Electors
Deadlines for Absentee Voting
Nursing Home Voting Procedures
Processing Absentee Ballots at the Polls
Absentee Ballot Log
Processing Late-Arriving Absentee Ballots

Election Day Duties:  Special Topics and Demonstrations!

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

January 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Voter Registration
Issuing Ballots and Voting
Completing GAB-104 and other Forms
Election Observers
Issuing a Provisional Ballot
Challenging Voters
Assisting Voters
Curbside Voting

Preparing for the April Election

Clerks, Chief Inspectors and Election Inspectors

March 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Absentee Voting
Election Day Issues
Ballots:  Remaking, Reissuing and Spoiling
Write-In Candidates
GAB-190 Election Data Reporting