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AB7-ASA2,30,7
16.79 (3) (b) If proof of identification under sub. (2) is not presented by the
2elector, if the name appearing on the document presented does not conform to the
3name on the poll list or separate list, or if any photograph appearing on the document
4does not reasonably resemble the elector, the elector shall not be permitted to vote,
5except as authorized under sub. (6) or (7), but if the elector is entitled to cast a
6provisional ballot under s. 6.97, the officials shall offer the opportunity for the elector
7to vote under s. 6.97.
AB7-ASA2, s. 51 8Section 51. 6.79 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,30,219 6.79 (4) Supplemental information. When any elector provides proof of
10residence under s. 6.15, 6.29 or 6.55 (2), the election officials shall enter the type of
11identifying document provided on the poll list, or separate list maintained under sub.
12(2) (c). If the document submitted as proof of identity or residence includes a number
13which applies only to the individual holding that document, the election officials
14shall also enter that number on the list. When any elector corroborates the
15registration identity or residence of any person offering to vote under s. 6.55 (2) (b)
16or (c), or the registration identity or residence of any person registering on election
17day under s. 6.86 (3) (a) 2., the election officials shall also enter the name and address
18of the corroborator next to the name of the elector whose information is being
19corroborated on the poll list, or the separate list maintained under sub. (2) (c).
When
20any person offering to vote has been challenged and taken the oath, following the
21person's name on the poll list, the officials shall enter the word "Sworn".
AB7-ASA2, s. 52 22Section 52. 6.79 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,31,423 6.79 (6) Confidential names and addresses. An elector who has a confidential
24listing under s. 6.47 (2) may present his or her identification card issued under s. 6.47
25(3), or give his or her name and identification serial number issued under s. 6.47 (3),

1in lieu of stating his or her name and address and presenting proof of identification
2under sub. (2). If the elector's name and identification serial number appear on the
3confidential portion of the list, the inspectors shall issue a voting serial number to
4the elector, record that number on the poll list and permit the elector to vote.
AB7-ASA2, s. 53 5Section 53. 6.79 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,31,126 6.79 (7) License surrender. If an elector receives a citation or notice of intent
7to revoke or suspend an operator's license from a law enforcement officer in any
8jurisdiction that is dated within 60 days of the date of an election and is required to
9surrender his or her operator's license or driving receipt issued to the elector under
10ch. 343 at the time the citation or notice is issued, the elector may present an original
11copy of the citation or notice in lieu of an operator's license or driving receipt issued
12under ch. 343. In such case, the elector shall cast his or her ballot under s. 6.965.
AB7-ASA2, s. 54 13Section 54. 6.82 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,32,1314 6.82 (1) (a) When any inspectors are informed that an eligible elector is at the
15entrance to the polling place who as a result of disability is unable to enter the polling
16place, they shall permit the elector to be assisted in marking a ballot by any
17individual selected by the elector, except the elector's employer or an agent of that
18employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.
19The Except as authorized in s. 6.79 (6) and (7), the individual selected by the elector
20shall present to the inspectors proof of identification and, if the proof of identification
21does not constitute proof of residence under s. 6.34, shall also
provide proof of
22residence under s. 6.34 for the assisted elector, whenever required, and all other
23information necessary for the elector to obtain a ballot under s. 6.79 (2). The
24inspectors shall verify that the name on the proof of identification presented by the
25person assisting the elector conforms to the elector's name on the poll list or separate

1list and shall verify that any photograph appearing on that document reasonably
2resembles the elector.
The inspectors shall then issue a ballot to the individual
3selected by the elector and shall accompany the individual to the polling place
4entrance where the assistance is to be given. If the ballot is a paper ballot, the
5assisting individual shall fold the ballot after the ballot is marked by the assisting
6individual. The assisting individual shall then immediately take the ballot into the
7polling place and give the ballot to an inspector. The inspector shall distinctly
8announce that he or she has "a ballot offered by .... (stating person's name), an elector
9who, as a result of disability, is unable to enter the polling place without assistance".
10The inspector shall then ask, "Does anyone object to the reception of this ballot?" If
11no objection is made, the inspectors shall record the elector's name under s. 6.79 and
12deposit the ballot in the ballot box, and shall make a notation on the poll list: "Ballot
13received at poll entrance".
AB7-ASA2, s. 55 14Section 55. 6.85 of the statutes is renumbered 6.85 (1) and amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,32,1715 6.85 (1) An absent elector is any otherwise qualified elector who for any reason
16is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place in his or her ward or election
17district
.
AB7-ASA2,32,21 18(2) Any otherwise qualified elector who changes residence within this state by
19moving to a different ward or municipality later than 10 28 days prior to an election
20may vote an absentee ballot in the ward or municipality where he or she was
21qualified to vote before moving.
AB7-ASA2,32,23 22(3) An elector qualifying under this section may vote by absentee ballot under
23ss. 6.86 to 6.89.
AB7-ASA2, s. 56 24Section 56. 6.86 (1) (ar) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,33,12
16.86 (1) (ar) Except as authorized in s. 6.875 (6), the municipal clerk shall not
2issue an absentee ballot unless the clerk receives a written application therefor from
3a qualified elector of the municipality. The clerk shall retain each absentee ballot
4application until destruction is authorized under s. 7.23 (1). Except as authorized
5in s. 6.79 (6) and (7), if a qualified elector applies for an absentee ballot in person at
6the clerk's office, the clerk shall not issue the elector an absentee ballot unless the
7elector presents proof of identification. The clerk shall verify that the name on the
8proof of identification presented by the elector conforms to the name on the elector's
9application and shall verify that any photograph appearing on that document
10reasonably resembles the elector. The clerk shall then enter his or her initials on the
11certificate envelope indicating that the absentee elector presented proof of
12identification to the clerk.
AB7-ASA2, s. 57 13Section 57. 6.86 (1) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,34,1014 6.86 (1) (b) Except as provided in this section, if application is made by mail,
15the application, signed by the elector, shall be received no later than 5 p.m. on the
165th day immediately preceding the election. If application is made in person, the
17application shall be made no earlier than the opening of business on the 3rd Monday
18preceding the election and
no later than 5 p.m. or the close of business, whichever
19is later,
on the day Friday preceding the election. If Except as provided in par. (c),
20if
the elector is making written application for an absentee ballot at the September
21primary or general election and the application indicates that the elector is a military
22elector, as defined in s. 6.36 (2) (c) 6.34 (1), the application shall be received by the
23municipal clerk no later than 5 p.m. on election day. If the application indicates that
24the reason for requesting an absentee ballot is that the elector is a sequestered juror,
25the application shall be received no later than 5 p.m. on election day. If the

1application is received after 5 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the election,
2the municipal clerk or the clerk's agent shall immediately take the ballot to the court
3in which the elector is serving as a juror and deposit it with the judge. The judge shall
4recess court, as soon as convenient, and give the elector the ballot. The judge shall
5then witness the voting procedure as provided in s. 6.87 and shall deliver the ballot
6to the clerk or agent of the clerk who shall deliver it to the polling place or, in
7municipalities where absentee ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, to the municipal
8clerk as required in s. 6.88. If application is made under sub. (2) or (2m), the
9application may be received no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday immediately
10preceding the election.
AB7-ASA2, s. 58 11Section 58. 6.86 (2m) of the statutes is renumbered 6.86 (2m) (a) and amended
12to read:
AB7-ASA2,35,1513 6.86 (2m) (a) An Except as provided in this subsection, any elector other than
14an elector who is eligible to receive absentee ballots under sub. (2) receives an
15absentee ballot under sub. (2) or s. 6.22 (4) or 6.24 (4) (c)
may by written application
16filed with the municipal clerk of the municipality where the elector resides require
17that an absentee ballot be sent or transmitted to the elector automatically for every
18election that is held within the same calendar year in which the application is filed.
19The application form and instructions shall be prescribed by the board, and
20furnished upon request to any elector by each municipal clerk. The municipal clerk
21shall thereupon mail or transmit an absentee ballot to the elector for all elections
22that are held in the municipality during the same calendar year that the application
23is filed, except that the clerk shall not send an absentee ballot for an election if the
24elector's name appeared on the registration list in eligible status for a previous
25election following the date of the application but no longer appears on the list in

1eligible status. The municipal clerk shall ensure that the any envelope containing
2the absentee ballot is clearly marked as not forwardable. If an elector who files an
3application under this subsection no longer resides at the same address that is
4indicated on the application form, the elector shall so notify the municipal clerk. The
5municipal clerk shall discontinue mailing or transmitting absentee ballots to an
6elector under this subsection upon receipt of reliable information that the elector no
7longer qualifies for the service as an elector of the municipality. In addition, the
8municipal clerk shall discontinue mailing or transmitting absentee ballots to an
9elector under this subsection if the elector fails to return any absentee ballot mailed
10or transmitted to the elector
. The municipal clerk shall notify the elector of any such
11action not taken at the elector's request within 5 days, if possible. An elector who
12fails to cast an absentee ballot but who remains qualified to receive absentee ballots
13under this subsection may then receive absentee ballots for subsequent elections by
14notifying the municipal clerk that the elector wishes to continue receiving absentee
15ballots for subsequent elections.
AB7-ASA2,35,19 16(b) If a municipal clerk is notified by an elector that the elector's residence is
17changed to another municipality within this state, the municipal clerk shall forward
18the request to the municipal clerk of that municipality and that municipal clerk shall
19honor the request, except as provided in this subsection.
AB7-ASA2, s. 59 20Section 59. 6.86 (3) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,36,1321 6.86 (3) (a) 1. Any elector who is registered and who is hospitalized, may apply
22for and obtain an official ballot by agent. The agent may apply for and obtain a ballot
23for the hospitalized absent elector by presenting a form prescribed by the board and
24containing the required information supplied by the hospitalized elector and signed
25by that elector and any other elector residing in the same municipality as the

1hospitalized elector, corroborating the information contained therein. The
2corroborating elector shall state on the form his or her full name and address
, unless
3the elector is unable to sign due to physical disability. In this case, the elector may
4authorize another elector to sign on his or her behalf. Any elector signing an
5application on another elector's behalf shall attest to a statement that the
6application is made on request and by authorization of the named elector, who is
7unable to sign the application due to physical disability. The agent shall present this
8statement along with all other information required under this subdivision. Except
9as authorized for an elector who has a confidential listing under s. 6.47 (2) or as
10authorized under s. 6.87 (4) (b) 4., the agent shall present any proof of identification
11required under sub. (1) (ar) and s. 6.87 (4) (b) 1. The form shall include a space for
12the municipal clerk or deputy clerk to enter his or her initials indicating that the
13agent presented proof of identification to the clerk on behalf of the elector
.
AB7-ASA2, s. 60 14Section 60. 6.86 (3) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,37,1015 6.86 (3) (a) 2. If a hospitalized elector is not registered, the elector may register
16by agent under this subdivision at the same time that the elector applies for an
17official ballot by agent under subd. 1. To register the elector under this subdivision,
18the agent shall present a completed registration form that contains the required
19information supplied by the elector and the elector's signature, unless the elector is
20unable to sign due to physical disability. In this case, the elector may authorize
21another elector to sign on his or her behalf. Any elector signing a form on another
22elector's behalf shall attest to a statement that the application is made on request
23and by authorization of the named elector, who is unable to sign the form due to
24physical disability. The agent shall present this statement along with all other
25information required under this subdivision. Except as otherwise provided in this

1subdivision, the
The agent shall in every case provide proof of the elector's residence
2under s. 6.34. If the elector is registering to vote in the general election and the agent
3presents a valid driver's license issued to the elector by another state, the municipal
4clerk shall record on a separate list the name and address of the elector, the name
5of the state, and the license number and expiration date of the license. If the agent
6cannot present proof of residence, the registration form shall be signed and
7substantiated by another elector residing in the elector's municipality of residence
8corroborating the information in the form. The form shall contain the full name and
9address of the corroborating elector. The agent shall then present proof of the
10corroborating elector's residence under s. 6.34.
AB7-ASA2, s. 61 11Section 61. 6.86 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,38,512 6.86 (3) (c) An application under par. (a) 1. may be made and a registration form
13under par. (a) 2. may be filed in person at the office of the municipal clerk not earlier
14than 7 days before an election and not later than 5 p.m. on the day of the election.
15A list of hospitalized electors applying for ballots under par. (a) 1. shall be made by
16the municipal clerk and used to check that the electors vote only once, and by
17absentee ballot. If the elector is registering for the election after the close of
18registration or if the elector registered by mail and has not voted in an election in this
19state, the municipal clerk shall inform the agent that proof of residence under s. 6.34
20is required and the elector shall enclose proof of residence under s. 6.34 in the
21envelope with the ballot. The clerk shall verify that the name on any required proof
22of identification presented by the agent conforms to the name on the elector's
23application. The clerk shall then enter his or her initials on the carrier envelope
24indicating that the agent presented proof of identification to the clerk. The agent is
25not required to enter a signature on the registration list.
The ballot shall be sealed

1by the elector and returned to the municipal clerk either by mail or by personal
2delivery of the agent; but if the ballot is returned on the day of the election, the agent
3shall make personal delivery to the polling place serving the hospitalized elector's
4residence before the closing hour or, in municipalities where absentee ballots are
5canvassed under s. 7.52, to the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on election day.
AB7-ASA2, s. 62 6Section 62. 6.869 of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,38,14 76.869 Uniform instructions. The board shall prescribe uniform instructions
8for municipalities to provide to absentee voters. electors. The instructions shall
9include information concerning whether proof of identification is required to be
10presented or enclosed under s. 6.86 (1) (ar) or 6.87 (4) (b) 1.
The instructions also shall
11include information concerning the procedure for correcting errors in marking a
12ballot and obtaining a replacement for a spoiled ballot. The procedure shall, to the
13extent possible, respect the privacy of each elector and preserve the confidentiality
14of each elector's vote.
AB7-ASA2, s. 63 15Section 63. 6.87 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,39,216 6.87 (1) Upon proper request made within the period prescribed in s. 6.86, the
17municipal clerk or a deputy clerk authorized by the municipal clerk shall write on
18the official ballot, in the space for official endorsement, the clerk's initials and official
19title. Unless application is made under s. 6.86 (1) (ac) or in person under s. 6.86 (1)
20(ar), the absent elector is exempted from providing proof of identification under sub.
21(4) (b) 2. or 3., or the applicant is a military or overseas elector, the absent elector shall
22enclose a copy of his or her proof of identification or any authorized substitute
23document with his or her application. The municipal clerk shall verify that the name
24on the proof of identification conforms to the name on the application. The clerk shall
25not issue an absentee ballot to an elector who is required to enclose a copy of proof

1of identification or an authorized substitute document with his or her application
2unless the copy is enclosed and the proof is verified by the clerk.
AB7-ASA2, s. 64 3Section 64. 6.87 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,39,154 6.87 (2) Except as authorized under sub. (3) (d), the municipal clerk shall place
5the ballot in an unsealed envelope furnished by the clerk. The envelope shall have
6the name, official title and post-office address of the clerk upon its face. The other
7side of the envelope shall have a printed certificate which shall include a space for
8the municipal clerk or deputy clerk to enter his or her initials indicating that if the
9absentee elector voted in person under s. 6.86 (1) (ar), the elector presented proof of
10identification to the clerk and the clerk verified the proof presented. The certificate
11shall also include a space for the municipal clerk or deputy clerk to enter his or her
12initials indicating that the elector is exempt from providing proof of identification
13because the individual is a military or overseas elector or is exempted from providing
14proof of identification under sub. (4) (b) 2. or 3. The certificate shall be
in
15substantially the following form:
AB7-ASA2,39,1616 [STATE OF ....
AB7-ASA2,39,1717 County of ....]
AB7-ASA2,39,1919 [(name of foreign country and city or other jurisdictional unit)]
AB7-ASA2,40,720 I, ...., certify subject to the penalties of s. 12.60 (1) (b), Wis. Stats., for false
21statements, that I am a resident of the [.... ward of the] (town) (village) of ...., or of
22the .... aldermanic district in the city of ...., residing at ....* in said city, the county
23of ...., state of Wisconsin, and am entitled to vote in the (ward) (election district) at
24the election to be held on ....; that I am not voting at any other location in this election;
25that I am unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place in the (ward) (election

1district) on election day or have changed my residence within the state from one ward
2or election district to another within 10 later than 28 days before the election. I certify
3that I exhibited the enclosed ballot unmarked to the witness, that I then in (his) (her)
4presence and in the presence of no other person marked the ballot and enclosed and
5sealed the same in this envelope in such a manner that no one but myself and any
6person rendering assistance under s. 6.87 (5), Wis. Stats., if I requested assistance,
7could know how I voted.
AB7-ASA2,40,88 Signed ....
AB7-ASA2,40,99 Identification serial number, if any: ....
AB7-ASA2,40,1010 The witness shall execute the following:
AB7-ASA2,40,1611 I, the undersigned witness, subject to the penalties of s. 12.60 (1) (b), Wis.
12Stats., for false statements, certify that I am an adult U.S. citizen and that the above
13statements are true and the voting procedure was executed as there stated. I am not
14a candidate for any office on the enclosed ballot (except in the case of an incumbent
15municipal clerk). I did not solicit or advise the elector to vote for or against any
16candidate or measure.
AB7-ASA2,40,1717 ....(Name)
AB7-ASA2,40,1818 ....(Address)**
AB7-ASA2,40,2019 * — An elector who provides an identification serial number issued under s.
206.47 (3), Wis. Stats., need not provide a street address.
AB7-ASA2,40,2221 ** — If this form is executed before 2 special voting deputies under s. 6.875 (6),
22Wis. Stats., both deputies shall witness and sign.
AB7-ASA2, s. 65 23Section 65. 6.87 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,41,1924 6.87 (3) (d) A municipal clerk may shall, if the clerk is reliably informed by an
25absent elector of a facsimile transmission number or electronic mail address where

1the elector can receive an absentee ballot, transmit a facsimile or electronic copy of
2the absent elector's ballot to that elector in lieu of mailing under this subsection if,
3in the judgment of the clerk, the time required to send the ballot through the mail
4may not be sufficient to enable return of the ballot by the time provided under sub.
5(6)
. An elector may receive an absentee ballot under this subsection only if the elector
6has filed a valid application for the ballot under s. 6.86 (1). If the clerk transmits an
7absentee ballot under this paragraph to an absent elector electronically, the clerk
8shall also transmit a facsimile or electronic copy of the text of the material that
9appears on the certificate envelope prescribed in sub. (2), together with instructions
10prescribed by the board. The instructions shall require the absent elector to make
11and subscribe to the certification as required under sub. (4) (b) and to enclose the
12absentee ballot in a separate envelope contained within a larger envelope, that shall
13include the completed certificate. The elector shall then affix sufficient postage
14unless the absentee ballot qualifies for mailing free of postage under federal free
15postage laws and shall mail the absentee ballot to the municipal clerk. Except as
16authorized in s. 6.97 (2), an absentee ballot received under this paragraph from an
17elector who receives the ballot electronically
shall not be counted unless it is cast in
18the manner prescribed in this paragraph and sub. (4) and in accordance with the
19instructions provided by the board.
AB7-ASA2, s. 66 20Section 66. 6.87 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 6.87 (4) (b) 1. and amended
21to read:
AB7-ASA2,43,322 6.87 (4) (b) 1. Except as otherwise provided in s. 6.875, the elector voting
23absentee shall make and subscribe to the certification before one witness who is an
24adult U.S. citizen. The absent elector, in the presence of the witness, shall mark the
25ballot in a manner that will not disclose how the elector's vote is cast. The elector

1shall then, still in the presence of the witness, fold the ballots so each is separate and
2so that the elector conceals the markings thereon and deposit them in the proper
3envelope. If a consolidated ballot under s. 5.655 is used, the elector shall fold the
4ballot so that the elector conceals the markings thereon and deposit the ballot in the
5proper envelope. If proof of residence is required Except as authorized in subds. 2.
6to 5. and s. 6.875 (6) and notwithstanding s. 343.43 (1) (f), if the elector has not
7enclosed a copy of his or her proof of identification with his or her application, the
8elector shall enclose a copy of the proof of identification in the manner provided in
9sub. (1) in the envelope, unless the elector is a military elector or an overseas elector
10or the elector has a confidential listing under s. 6.47 (2). If proof of residence under
11s. 6.34 is required and the document enclosed by the elector under this subdivision
12does not constitute proof of residence under s. 6.34
, the elector shall also enclose proof
13of residence under s. 6.34 in the envelope. Proof of residence is required if the elector
14is not a military elector or an overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1), and the elector
15registered by mail and has not voted in an election in this state. If the elector
16requested a ballot by means of facsimile transmission or electronic mail under s. 6.86
17(1) (ac), the elector shall enclose in the envelope a copy of the request which bears an
18original signature of the elector. The elector may receive assistance under sub. (5).
19The return envelope shall then be sealed. The witness may not be a candidate. The
20envelope shall be mailed by the elector, or delivered in person, to the municipal clerk
21issuing the ballot or ballots. If the envelope is mailed from a location outside the
22United States, the elector shall affix sufficient postage unless the ballot qualifies for
23delivery free of postage under federal law. Failure to return an unused ballot in a
24primary does not invalidate the ballot on which the elector's votes are cast. Return
25of more than one marked ballot in a primary or return of a ballot prepared under s.

15.655 or a ballot used with an electronic voting system in a primary which is marked
2for candidates of more than one party invalidates all votes cast by the elector for
3candidates in the primary.
AB7-ASA2, s. 67 4Section 67. 6.87 (4) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,43,55 6.87 (4) (a) In this subsection:
AB7-ASA2,43,66 1. "Military elector" has the meaning given in s. 6.34 (1) (a).
AB7-ASA2,43,77 2. "Overseas elector" has the meaning given in s. 6.34 (1) (b).
AB7-ASA2, s. 68 8Section 68. 6.87 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,43,149 6.87 (4) (b) 2. Unless subd. 3. applies, if the absentee elector has applied for and
10qualified to receive absentee ballots automatically under s. 6.86 (2) (a), the elector
11may, in lieu of providing a copy of proof of identification as required under subd. 1.,
12submit with his or her absentee ballot a statement signed by the same individual who
13witnesses voting of the ballot which contains the name and address of the elector and
14verifies that the name and address are correct.
AB7-ASA2, s. 69 15Section 69. 6.87 (4) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,43,2016 6.87 (4) (b) 3. If the absentee elector has received an absentee ballot from the
17municipal clerk by mail for a previous election, has provided a copy of proof of
18identification as required under subd. 1. with that ballot, and has not changed his
19or her name or address since providing that proof of identification, the elector is not
20required to provide a copy of the proof of identification required under subd. 1.
AB7-ASA2, s. 70 21Section 70. 6.87 (4) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,44,522 6.87 (4) (b) 4. If the absentee elector has received a citation or notice of intent
23to revoke or suspend an operator's license from a law enforcement officer in any
24jurisdiction that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election and is required
25to surrender his or her operator's license or driving receipt issued to the elector under

1ch. 343 at the time the citation or notice is issued, the elector may enclose a copy of
2the citation or notice in lieu of a copy of an operator's license or driving receipt issued
3under ch. 343 if the elector is voting by mail, or may present an original copy of the
4citation or notice in lieu of an operator's license or driving receipt under ch. 343 if the
5elector is voting at the office of the municipal clerk.
AB7-ASA2, s. 71 6Section 71. 6.87 (4) (b) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,44,217 6.87 (4) (b) 5. Unless subd. 3. or 4. applies, if the absentee elector resides in a
8qualified retirement home, as defined in s. 6.875 (1) (at), a qualified
9community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 6.875 (1) (as), a residential care
10apartment complex that is certified or registered under s. 50.034 (1), or an adult
11family home that is certified under s. 50.032 or licensed under s. 50.033 and the
12municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality where the
13complex, facility, or home is located does not send special voting deputies to visit the
14complex, facility, or home at the election under s. 6.875, the elector may, in lieu of
15providing proof of identification required under subd. 1., submit with his or her
16absentee ballot a statement signed by the same individual who witnesses voting of
17the ballot that contains the certification of an authorized representative of the
18complex, facility, or home that the elector resides in the complex, facility, or home and
19the complex, facility, or home is certified or registered as required by law, that
20contains the name and address of the elector, and that verifies that the name and
21address are correct.
AB7-ASA2, s. 72 22Section 72. 6.87 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,45,423 6.87 (6) Except as provided in s. 6.221 (3), the ballot shall be returned so it is
24received by the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on election day. Except in
25municipalities where absentee ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, if the municipal

1clerk receives an absentee ballot on election day, the clerk shall secure the ballot and
2cause the ballot to be delivered to the polling place serving the elector's residence
3before the closing hour. Except as provided in s. 6.221 (3), the any ballot not mailed
4or delivered as provided in this subsection may not be counted.
AB7-ASA2, s. 73 5Section 73. 6.875 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,45,7 66.875 (title) Absentee voting in nursing and retirement certain homes
7and certain community-based residential
, facilities, and complexes.
AB7-ASA2, s. 74 8Section 74. 6.875 (1) (ap) and (asm) of the statutes are created to read:
AB7-ASA2,45,119 6.875 (1) (ap) "Qualified adult family home" means a facility that is certified
10or licensed to operate as an adult family home under s. 50.032 or 50.033 that qualifies
11under sub. (2) (d) to utilize the procedures under this section.
AB7-ASA2,45,1412 (asm) "Qualified residential care apartment complex" means a facility that is
13certified or registered to operate as a residential care apartment complex under s.
1450.034 (1) that qualifies under sub. (2) (d) to utilize the procedures under this section.
AB7-ASA2, s. 75 15Section 75. 6.875 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,45,1916 6.875 (2) (a) The procedures prescribed in this section are the exclusive means
17of absentee voting for electors who are occupants of nursing homes, qualified
18community-based residential facilities or, qualified retirement homes, qualified
19residential care apartment complexes, and qualified adult family homes
.
AB7-ASA2, s. 76 20Section 76. 6.875 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
AB7-ASA2,46,721 6.875 (2) (d) The municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of any
22municipality where a residential care apartment complex certified or registered
23under s. 50.034 (1) or an adult family home certified under s. 50.032 or licensed under
24s. 50.033 is located may adopt the procedures under this section for absentee voting
25in any such residential care apartment complex or adult family home located in the

1municipality if the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners finds that
2there are a significant number of the occupants of the complex or home who lack
3adequate transportation to the appropriate polling place, a significant number of the
4occupants of the complex or home may need assistance in voting, there are a
5significant number of the occupants of the complex or home aged 60 or over, or there
6are a significant number of indefinitely confined electors who are occupants of the
7complex or home.
AB7-ASA2, s. 77 8Section 77. 6.875 (3) and (4) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,47,49 6.875 (3) An occupant of a nursing home or qualified retirement home or,
10qualified community-based residential facility, qualified residential care apartment
11complex, or qualified adult family home
who qualifies as an absent elector and
12desires to receive an absentee ballot shall make application under s. 6.86 (1), (2), or
13(2m) with the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality
14in which the elector is a resident. The clerk or board of election commissioners of a
15municipality receiving an application from an elector who is an occupant of a nursing
16home or qualified retirement home or, qualified community-based residential
17facility, qualified residential care apartment complex, or qualified adult family home
18located in a different municipality shall, as soon as possible, notify and transmit an
19absentee ballot for the elector to the clerk or board of election commissioners of the
20municipality in which the home or qualified community-based residential, facility
21or complex is located. The clerk or board of election commissioners of a municipality
22receiving an application from an elector who is an occupant of a nursing home or
23qualified retirement home or, qualified community-based residential facility,
24qualified residential care apartment complex, or qualified adult family home
located
25in the municipality but who is a resident of a different municipality shall, as soon as

1possible, notify and request transmission of an absentee ballot from the clerk or
2board of election commissioners of the municipality in which the elector is a resident.
3The clerk or board of election commissioners shall make a record of all absentee
4ballots to be transmitted, delivered, and voted under this section.
AB7-ASA2,48,2 5(4) (a) For the purpose of absentee voting in nursing homes and, qualified
6retirement homes and, qualified community-based residential facilities, qualified
7residential care apartment complexes, and qualified adult family homes
, the
8municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of each municipality in which one
9or more nursing homes or, qualified retirement homes or, qualified
10community-based residential facilities, qualified residential care apartment
11complexes, or qualified adult family homes
are located shall appoint at least 2 special
12voting deputies for the municipality. Upon application under s. 6.86 (1), (2), or (2m)
13by one or more qualified electors who are occupants of a nursing home or qualified
14retirement home or qualified community-based residential
, facility, or complex, the
15municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality in which the
16home or, facility, or complex is located shall dispatch 2 special voting deputies to visit
17the home or qualified community-based residential, facility, or complex for the
18purpose of supervising absentee voting procedure by occupants of the home or
19qualified community-based residential
, facility, or complex. The clerk shall
20maintain a list, available to the public upon request, of each nursing home or
21qualified retirement home or qualified community-based residential
, facility, or
22complex
where an elector has requested an absentee ballot. The list shall include the
23date and time the deputies intend to visit each home or , facility, or complex. The 2
24deputies designated to visit each nursing home or, qualified retirement home or,
25qualified community-based residential facility, qualified residential care apartment

1complex, and qualified adult family home
shall be affiliated with different political
2parties whenever deputies representing different parties are available.
AB7-ASA2,48,133 (b) Nominations for the special voting deputy positions described in par. (a)
4may be submitted by the 2 recognized political parties whose candidates for governor
5or president received the greatest numbers of votes in the municipality at the most
6recent general election. The deputies shall be specially appointed to carry out the
7duties under par. (a) for the period specified in s. 7.30 (6) (a). The clerk or board of
8election commissioners may revoke an appointment at any time. No individual who
9is employed or retained, or within the 2 years preceding appointment has been
10employed or retained, at a nursing home or, qualified retirement home or, qualified
11community-based residential facility, qualified residential care apartment complex,
12or qualified adult family home
in the municipality, or any member of the individual's
13immediate family, as defined in s. 19.42 (7), may be appointed to serve as a deputy.
AB7-ASA2, s. 78 14Section 78. 6.875 (6) (a) and (b) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,49,215 6.875 (6) (a) Special voting deputies in each municipality shall, not later than
165 p.m. on the Friday preceding an election, arrange one or more convenient times
17with the administrator of each nursing home, qualified retirement home, and
18qualified community-based residential facility, qualified residential care apartment
19complex, and qualified adult family home
in the municipality from which one or more
20occupants have filed an application under s. 6.86 to conduct absentee voting for the
21election. The time may be no earlier than the 4th Monday preceding the election and
22no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the election. The municipal clerk shall
23post a notice at the home or, facility , or complex indicating the date and time that
24absentee voting will take place at that home or, facility, or complex. The notice shall
25be posted as soon as practicable after arranging the visit but in no case less than 24

1hours before the visit. At the designated time, 2 deputies appointed under sub. (4)
2shall visit the home or, facility, or complex.
AB7-ASA2,49,113 (b) The municipal clerk or executive director of the board of election
4commissioners shall issue a supply of absentee ballots to the deputies sufficient to
5provide for the number of valid applications for an absentee ballot received by the
6clerk, and a reasonable additional number of ballots. The deputies may exercise the
7authority granted to the chief inspector under s. 7.41 to regulate the conduct of
8observers. For purposes of the application of s. 7.41, the home or, facility, or complex
9shall be treated as a polling place. The municipal clerk or executive director shall
10keep a careful record of all ballots issued to the deputies and shall require the
11deputies to return every ballot issued to them.
AB7-ASA2, s. 79 12Section 79. 6.875 (6) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,50,813 6.875 (6) (c) 1. Upon their visit to the home or, facility, or complex under par.
14(a), the deputies shall personally offer each elector who has filed a proper application
15for an absentee ballot the opportunity to cast his or her absentee ballot. In lieu of
16providing a copy of proof of identification under s. 6.87 (4) (b) 1. with his or her
17absentee ballot, the elector may submit with his or her ballot a statement signed by
18both deputies that contains the name and address of the elector and verifies that the
19name and address are correct. The deputies shall enclose the statement in the
20certificate envelope. If an elector presents proof of identification under s. 6.87 (4) (b)
211., the deputies shall make a copy of the document presented by the elector and shall
22enclose the copy in the certificate envelope.
If an elector is present who has not filed
23a proper application for an absentee ballot, the 2 deputies may accept an application
24from the elector and shall issue a ballot to the elector if the elector is qualified, the
25elector presents proof of identification, whenever required, or submits a statement

1containing his or her name and address under this subdivision,
and the application
2is proper. The deputies shall each witness the certification and may, upon request
3of the elector, assist the elector in marking the elector's ballot. All voting shall be
4conducted in the presence of the deputies. Upon request of the elector, a relative of
5the elector who is present in the room may assist the elector in marking the elector's
6ballot. No individual other than a deputy may witness the certification and no
7individual other than a deputy or relative of an elector may render voting assistance
8to the elector.
AB7-ASA2, s. 80 9Section 80. 6.875 (6) (c) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,50,1610 6.875 (6) (c) 2. Upon the request of a relative of an occupant of a nursing home
11or, qualified retirement home or, qualified community-based residential facility,
12qualified residential care apartment complex, or qualified adult family home
, the
13administrator of the home or, facility , or complex may notify the relative of the time
14or times at which special voting deputies will conduct absentee voting at the home
15or, facility, or complex and permit the relative to be present in the room where the
16voting is conducted.
AB7-ASA2, s. 81 17Section 81. 6.875 (6) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,50,2218 6.875 (6) (e) If a qualified elector is not able to cast his or her ballot on 2 separate
19visits by the deputies to the home or, facility, or complex, the deputies shall so inform
20the municipal clerk or executive director of the board of election commissioners, who
21may then send the ballot to the elector no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding
22the election.
AB7-ASA2, s. 82 23Section 82. 6.875 (7) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,51,724 6.875 (7) One observer from each of the 2 recognized political parties whose
25candidate for governor or president received the greatest number of votes in the

1municipality at the most recent general election may accompany the deputies to each
2home or, facility, or complex where absentee voting will take place under this section.
3The observers may observe the process of absentee ballot distribution in the common
4areas of the home or, facility, or complex. Each party wishing to have an observer
5present shall submit the name of the observer to the clerk or board of election
6commissioners no later than the close of business on the last business day prior to
7the visit.
AB7-ASA2, s. 83 8Section 83. 6.88 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-ASA2,52,89 6.88 (3) (a) Except in municipalities where absentee ballots are canvassed
10under s. 7.52, at any time between the opening and closing of the polls on election day,
11the inspectors shall, in the same room where votes are being cast, in such a manner
12that members of the public can hear and see the procedures, open the carrier
13envelope only, and announce the name of the absent elector or the identification
14serial number of the absent elector if the elector has a confidential listing under s.
156.47 (2). When the inspectors find that the certification has been properly executed,
16the applicant is a qualified elector of the ward or election district, and the applicant
17has not voted in the election, they shall enter an indication on the poll list next to the
18applicant's name indicating an absentee ballot is cast by the elector. They shall then
19open the envelope containing the ballot in a manner so as not to deface or destroy the
20certification thereon. The inspectors shall take out the ballot without unfolding it
21or permitting it to be unfolded or examined. Unless the ballot is cast under s. 6.95,
22the inspectors shall verify that the ballot has been endorsed by the issuing clerk. If
23the poll list indicates that proof of residence under s. 6.34 is required and no proof
24of residence is enclosed or the name or address on the document that is provided is
25not the same as the name and address shown on the poll list, or if the elector is not

1a military elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a), or an overseas elector, as defined in s.
26.34 (1) (b), and the elector is required to provide a copy of proof of identification
3under s. 6.87 (4) (b) 1. and no copy of the proof of identification is enclosed or the name
4on the document cannot be verified by the inspectors,
the inspectors shall proceed as
5provided under s. 6.97 (2). The inspectors shall then deposit the ballot into the proper
6ballot box and enter the absent elector's name or voting number after his or her name
7on the poll list in the same manner as if the elector had been present and voted in
8person.
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