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Absentee Voting in Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes and Adult Care Facilities Manual Posted

Priority: 
Information Only
Date: 
June 4, 2013
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
To: 
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Michael Haas, Elections Division Administrator
From: 
Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator
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At the May 21, 2013 Board Meeting, the Board approved proposed language presented by Elections Division staff for a revised Absentee Voting in Nursing Homes, Retirement Homes and Adult Care Facilities manual.  The manual is available on the agency website, under the “Publications” link, and directly at: http://gab.wi.gov/publications/manuals/nursing-home-absentee.

The staff team which worked on this project believes that the feedback and revisions have resulted in a document that provides more comprehensive and clear guidance to clerks, SVDs, voters, and the public than has previously been available regarding absentee voting in nursing homes and other adult care facilities.  As with other guidance issued by staff, the manual attempts to balance presenting information in a readable and understandable format while accurately describing the intricacies of the election laws.

Elections Division staff intends to distribute the manual to state agencies and other organizations that work with individuals residing in these types of facilities and encourage county and municipal clerks to do so as well.