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Wisconsin Absentee Voting Off to Strong Start
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Wisconsin Absentee Voting Off to Strong Start

At MyVote, voters can ask for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them and track their ballot after they return it to their municipal clerk’s office.

WEC Approves Expanded Post-Election Audits
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WEC Approves Expanded Post-Election Audits

Audits must be completed by November 28, several days before the deadline for the WEC to certify results on Monday, December 3.

WEC Seeks Public Input on Election Security Funding Plans
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WEC Seeks Public Input on Election Security Funding Plans

The Commission has established several ways for local election officials and members of the public to provide feedback.

Turnout History for Wisconsin Partisan Primaries
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Turnout History for Wisconsin Partisan Primaries

The Wisconsin Elections Commission does not make turnout predictions, but provides historical data, which is a good predictor.

Elections Commission Announces Extended Hours After June 1 Candidate Filing Deadline
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Elections Commission Announces Extended Hours After June 1 Candidate Filing Deadline

After paperwork has been filed, opposing candidates and political parties have the opportunity to examine nomination papers to see whether there are any errors they may wish to challenge.

Turnout 22.2% in April 3 Spring Election
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Turnout 22.2% in April 3 Spring Election

Unofficial results indicate there were at least 995,454 votes cast in the Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice race.

Elections Commission Approves Supplemental Poll Books for Spring Election
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Elections Commission Approves Supplemental Poll Books for Spring Election

“If you are a registered voter but your name is not on the regular poll list, poll workers will look for you on the supplemental poll list,” said Meagan Wolfe, Wisconsin’s chief election official.

Meagan Wolfe Selected as Elections Commission Administrator
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Meagan Wolfe Selected as Elections Commission Administrator

Wolfe, who has been assistant administrator since April 2017, will begin work immediately.

Statement on NBC News Story about Election Cyber Security
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Statement on NBC News Story about Election Cyber Security

“Wisconsin’s voter registration system and voting systems are secure,” said Michael Haas, Wisconsin’s chief election official.

Mike Haas Asks WEC to Appoint New Administrator
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Mike Haas Asks WEC to Appoint New Administrator

"It is time for this foolishness to end."

Voters Still Have Time to Get ID for Primary Day
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Voters Still Have Time to Get ID for Primary Day

MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Elections Commission reminds voters that they still have time to get the acceptable photo ID they will need to vote in the Spring Primary on February 20. “Most people already have the photo ID they need to vote such as a Wisconsin driver license or ID card,” said Michael Haas, […]

Thomsen Calls on Wisconsin Senate to Confirm Haas
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Thomsen Calls on Wisconsin Senate to Confirm Haas

The current commissioners unanimously support his confirmation.

Deadline Approaching for Spring Election Candidates
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Deadline Approaching for Spring Election Candidates

The Wisconsin Elections Commission office will be closed on Monday, December 25, for Christmas and Monday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.

Statement by Michael Haas
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Statement by Michael Haas

"Based on my prior visits with many legislators and my ongoing work with their staffs, I was very surprised to receive the letter last night from Senator Fitzgerald and Speaker Vos."

Update on Wisconsin Elections Cyber Security
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Update on Wisconsin Elections Cyber Security

In 2016, Russian government cyber actors unsuccessfully targeted Wisconsin’s voter registration system.

Wisconsin Notified of Unsuccessful Russian Hacking Attempt
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Wisconsin Notified of Unsuccessful Russian Hacking Attempt

Wisconsin is one of 21 states notified by Homeland Security that their voter registration systems were targeted by Russians.

King Resigns from Wisconsin Elections Commission
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King Resigns from Wisconsin Elections Commission

Speaker Vos will appoint a replacement for Commissioner King at a later date.

Elections Commission Chair Responds to Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information
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Elections Commission Chair Responds to Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information

"We are confident that the results are accurate and do not contain any statistically significant number of votes cast by persons who were not eligible to vote."

Statement on Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information
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Statement on Federal Request for Wisconsin Voter Information

"By law, most of the information in Wisconsin’s voter registration system is public and is available for purchase..."

State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters
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State of Wisconsin Mails Postcards to Inactive Voters

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is sending the postcards to voters who have not voted since the November 2012 presidential election.

Turnout Information for April 4 Spring Election
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Turnout Information for April 4 Spring Election

Wisconsin currently has 3,708,673 registered voters.

Important Reminders for Voters about the April 4 Spring Election
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Important Reminders for Voters about the April 4 Spring Election

All voters will have the opportunity to elect a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice (uncontested) and the Superintendent of Public Instruction (contested) on Tuesday.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Sends Budget Letters to Governor and Legislators
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Sends Budget Letters to Governor and Legislators

"A further reduction in program positions will significantly curtail the agency’s ability to provide vital and timely services to candidates, county and municipal election officials, and voters,” Commissioners wrote to legislators."

Spring Primary Is February 21
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Spring Primary Is February 21

Historically, the Spring Primary is Wisconsin’s lowest-turnout election.

Wisconsin Recount Completed Ahead of Schedule With Relatively Small Changes to Final Totals
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Wisconsin Recount Completed Ahead of Schedule With Relatively Small Changes to Final Totals

Trump’s margin over Clinton increased by 131 votes.

Wisconsin Recount More Than 70 percent Complete
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Wisconsin Recount More Than 70 percent Complete

Relatively Few Totals Changed

Wisconsin Recount Proceeding on Schedule without Major Problems
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Wisconsin Recount Proceeding on Schedule without Major Problems

On Day Four of the presidential recount, no significant issues have been reported.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives $3.5 million Payment from Stein Campaign for Presidential Election Recount
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives $3.5 million Payment from Stein Campaign for Presidential Election Recount

The Commission is issuing an order for the recount to begin on Thursday.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Releases Presidential Election Recount Cost Estimate of $3.5 million
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Releases Presidential Election Recount Cost Estimate of $3.5 million

Wisconsin’s 72 County Clerks expect to hire thousands of temporary workers to assist the county boards of canvassers in recounting the ballots.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Approves Timeline for Presidential Election Recount
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Approves Timeline for Presidential Election Recount

Unless the Commission receives full payment of the estimated costs, a recount will not be ordered.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives Two Presidential Election Recount Petitions
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Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives Two Presidential Election Recount Petitions

The state is working under a federal deadline of December 13 to complete the recount.

Post-Election Update II: Potential Recount, Voting Equipment Audits, Provisional Balots, Absentee Ballots