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New Training Resources Available

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Priority: 
Timely Attention Required
Date: 
February 13, 2012
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Nathaniel E. Robinson, Elections Division Administrator

In response to earlier feedback from clerks and other election officials, and in an effort to better serve our election partners, the Government Accountability Board is committed to the use of new training delivery methods and formats to provide more training opportunities on Voter Photo ID and other election administration topics on-demand and closer to home.      

The primary aspects of the G.A.B.’s training plan are:

  • The use of certified clerk-trainers to deliver Baseline Chief Inspector and Municipal Clerk Core training locally.  We currently have over 40 county and municipal clerks certified to conduct Baseline Chief Inspector training and 20 certified to conduct Municipal Clerk Core training classes.  The schedule is posted on the agency website and clerks should check for new classes often.  
  • The use of technology to deliver training remotely using online live Webinars, WisLine Programs and other teleconferences and posting recordings of the presentations on the G.A.B. website for clerks to use for new and refresher training.
  • The development of new training resources that clerks can use for self-education and the training of their election officials to provide up-to-date presentations, documents and other materials that are consistent in every county and municipality across Wisconsin.                                          

Board staff has developed two PowerPoint presentations with narratives voiced by Board staff.  The first presentation is “Major Impacts of the New Voter Photo ID Bill.”  The presentation is 23 minutes in length and we suggest stopping the presentation periodically to go over the documentation under discussion in more detail. 

The second presentation is “Overview of Absentee Voting Rules," and consists of three parts, each of which lasts about 20 minutes.   If you do not have PowerPoint 2010 on your computer, please download and install the PowerPoint Viewer available through the link provided on the appropriate pages on the website. 

We hope you find the presentations helpful and informative.   They represent what we intend to be a steady supply of new training materials and updated information, delivered in new and exciting ways to our clerk-partners and local election officials.

If you have any questions about these materials, please contact Training Officer Allison Coakley:  allison.coakley@wi.gov or (608) 261-2033. 

cc:    Kevin J. Kennedy
    Director and General Counsel
    Government Accountability Board