Here are some questions and answers from the most recent webinar and live training sessions. Questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does the webinar fulfill my training requirement?
Yes, it does. Make sure you check the box indicating you watched the webinar when you complete the payroll sheet at your polling place on Election Day.
Where can I watch the webinar?
Watch the webinar online. The same link can be used to watch a replay of the webinar.
Why aren't there any in-person training sessions for the Special Election?
It is simply a matter of timing. The Clerk's Office administers about 10,000 license renewals in May and June for businesses in the City of Madison and throughout Dane County. We will offer in-person training sessions again for the next regularly scheduled election.
Are retail store credit card statements acceptable as proof of residence?
Yes, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has ruled that retail credit card statements fall into the bank statement category for proving one's address when registering to vote.
How does the reverse directory work?
The reverse directory, found in your poll book table folder, is a list of everyone registered to vote in that ward, sorted by street address. If someone says they are registered to vote but you cannot find them listed on the poll book or supplemental poll book, look up their address in the reverse directory. If the Clerk's Office misspelled the voter's name, you will find the misspelling in the reverse directory. You will then be able to locate the misspelled name in the poll book. Use the yellow poll list corrections sheet to notify the Clerk's Office of the misspelling. The voter should not have to reregister to vote because of a typographical error made by the Clerk's Office.
Can an online document be used for proof of address?
Yes, someone registering to vote can prove their address by showing you one of the acceptable types of documents on their phone, tablet, or laptop.