City of Madison Election Officials are required to attend training or watch a training webinar before every election that they work. View upcoming training options.

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Reference Materials

Quick Guides

Checking ID

Election Day Registrations

Processing Absentee Ballots

Provisional Poll Book Documentation

Remaking Ballots

Returning Provisional Voter

Other Materials

Counting Votes Manual (State Elections Commission)

DS200i Ballot Scenarios

Respecting Cultural Differences at the Polls

Equity & Engagement at the Polls


These videos were offered as training for previous elections.  The webinar for the current election can be found on the training website.

Remaking Ballots

Processing Absentee Ballots

Working at the Poll Book Table

Working with Observers at your Polling Place

Election Official Ethical Considerations

Balanced and Secure Elections

New Chief Inspectors: Beyond the Baseline

Wisconsin Elections Commission Manual

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has compiled an Election Day Manual for Election Officials.


This is Where We vote - 2014 (video)

Wisconsin State Statutes: Elections

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12