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Recount Manual

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August 21, 2014
Procedures to request and conduct a recount for an election or referendum
Recount Manual -- Election Recount Procedures552.75 KB
Recount Plan 2014.pdf26.46 KB


Pursuant to 2013 Wisconsin Act 176 the Board of Canvassers may decide to conduct the recount of selected wards or election districts by hand or by automatic tabulating equipment, unless a court order specifies the recount method.

The Recount Plan was used for recounts resulting from the 2014 Partisan Primary. The Recount Plan supplements and clarifies certain items of the Government Accountability Board’s manual entitled Election Recount Procedures, dated September 2008 (revised May 20, 2009). The Election Recount Procedures manual as supplemented by the Recount Plan shall govern any future recount until the manual can be updated.

Where this Recount Plan conflicts with the Election Recount Procedures manual, the Recount Plan controls. The procedures set forth in the Election Recount Procedures manual as modified by the Recount Plan shall assist with ensuring a uniform recount process.