Spring election day is the perfect opportunity to highlight the work of the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the information they make available to Wisconsin residents. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is responsible for administering and enforcing Wisconsin elections law. They also help keep voters informed through the MyVote Wisconsin webpage by providing information about how voters can find their polling place, view ballots, request an absentee ballot, and register to vote.
The Wisconsin Digital Archives provides access to the publications of the Wisconsin Elections Commission including annual reports and election manuals. Below are just a few examples of titles available in the collection. Click here to see the entire list.
- Annual report of the Wisconsin Elections Commission : performance report
- Report of suspected election fraud, irregularities or violations
- Election day manual for Wisconsin elections officials
- Election recount procedures
- Absentee voting in residential care facilities and retirement homes
- MyVote Wisconsin : a guide to the MyVote Wisconsin website for voters and clerks
- Voting in Wisconsin and the voter photo identification law
Statistics are available from the Wisconsin Elections Commission webpage about voter turnout from previous partisan and nonpartisan elections in Wisconsin and monthly voter registration by ward, municipality, county, state assembly district, state senate district congressional district and age.
Blog post written by: Abby Swanton, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning