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Pronunciation Guide for the September 14, 2010, Partisan Primary

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Priority: 
Medium Priority
Date: 
August 16, 2010
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
From: 
Nathaniel E. Robinsion, Elections Division Administrator

It has come to our attention through voting equipment vendors as well as county clerks, that the Pronunciation Guide for the September 14, 2010, Partisan Primary contains minor pronunciation errors. 

Temporary staff were tasked with assistance in creating the Guide, and although the completed Guide was vetted through our regular Election Administration staff, some errors were apparently inadvertently overlooked and regrettably remain.  It is the consensus of staff that although some pronunciations are not perfectly correct, the mispronunciations are not substantial and do not appear to be misleading.  We will therefore, use the Guide “as is” for the September 14, 2010, Partisan Primary. 

Rest assured, we will take a closer look at the candidate names for the November 2, 2010, General Election to ensure all the candidate names in the November Guide contain proper pronunciations.  We will also update our guidelines for developing and improving future Pronunciation Guides.

Thank you for your understanding in the matter.