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Redistricting Project: Contact Information Requested for County GIS Data

Priority: 
Timely Attention Required
Date: 
September 16, 2011
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Nathaniel E. Robinson
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County Clerks Memo (Redistricting GIS Contacts September 16 2011).pdf33.91 KB

As you may know, we are in the process of retooling SVRS to use maps and GIS functionality instead of address ranges to manage districts in Wisconsin.  As part of this process, we are importing maps into SVRS for the districts in your county.  Many counties already have map layers for electoral districts in their County GIS systems.  We would like to work with the appropriate person in your county to determine which map layers may be available to assist us in this process.  To that end, we are requesting two things from you:

  1. Please provide a name, phone number, and e-mail address for a contact person in your county who we may work with to request map layers from your County GIS System.  Please contact the G.A.B. Help Desk at (608) 261-2028 or gabhelpdesk@wi.gov with this information.
  2. If you have special districts in your county that have elections in conjunction with scheduled elections, such as sanitary districts, lake districts, or others, please provide us with the name of the district.  We do not need districts that have private elections.  We only want those that have public elections, either for office positions, or for referenda.

Please provide this information as soon as practical, but no later than by Friday, September 23, 2011, as this will help improve the data in SVRS, and will save clerks time in making corrections after the districts are imported. 

 

If you have questions, please contact the G.A.B. Help Desk at gabhelpdesk@wi.gov or (608) 261-2028. Thank you.

 

cc:    Kevin J. Kennedy

 

        Director and General Counsel

 

        Government Accountability Board

 

        Ross D. Hein

 

        Elections Supervisor

 

        Government Accountability Board