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Webinar: The ABCs of Absentee Voting

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January 13, 2014
Wisconsin County Clerks
Wisconsin Municipal Clerks
City of Milwaukee Election Commission
Milwaukee County Election Commission
Allison Coakley, Elections Training Coordinator
Clerks Memo (January 13 2014 Webinar information) final.pdf48.53 KB
ABCs of Absentee Voting.pdf3.54 MB


Disclaimer:  Some information in early webinars may not refect the current state of the Voter ID Law.  Please see webinars dated April 2015 or later for current information.


In October 2013, the G.A.B. launched its second year of election administration education and training using webinar programming.  The fifth webinar in our “Building on the Basics” Election Administration training series is: 

Webinar for County, Municipal Clerks and Election Inspectors
The ABCs of Absentee Voting
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Web link:

The ABCs of Absentee Voting webinar will cover specific topics related to the duties and responsibilities of election officials that merit additional clarification, based on feedback we have received from county and municipal clerks: 

  • Absentee Voting Calendar
  • Absentee Ballot Applications
  • Categories of Absentee Voters
  • Using the Absentee Ballot Log
  • Processing Absentee Ballots
  • Processing Late-Arriving Absentee Ballots

Reference materials for the webinar have been posted on our website as an attachment.  The webcast will be posted by the Thursday following the session on the G.A.B. website for clerks to use for their own education and training their election inspectors:   The training counts toward clerk recertification whether you participate in the live webinar or review the recording at a later date.

Live Webinar Requirements

You must be able to view videos on your computer, using a media application such as Windows Media Player. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers.  If you are unable to access the audio over your computer speakers, you may select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar.  Using the telephone for audio is a toll charge.  If you have questions about the technical aspects of the webinar, please contact the Help Desk at or (608) 261-2028.                          

The webinar has a maximum of 500 participants.  In response to input from clerks, phones will        
be muted to reduce ambient noise.  Questions may be typed in and will be answered by G.A.B. staff
for the benefit of the participants as time allows.  A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)                   
generated from the webinar will be posted after the webcast.  

We look forward to you joining us for the webinar on Wednesday.  If you have ideas or suggestions for future webinar topics, please contact me: or (608) 261-2033.   Thank you.