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16.55 (2) (a) 1. Except where the procedure under par. (c) or (cm) is employed,
2any person who qualifies as an elector in the ward or election district where he or she
3desires to vote, but has not previously filed a registration form, or was registered at
4another location, may request permission to vote at the polling place for that ward
5or election district, or at an alternate polling place assigned under s. 5.25 (5) (b).
6When a proper request is made, the inspector shall require the person to execute a
7registration form prescribed by the board. The registration form shall be completed
8in the manner provided under s. 6.33 (2) and shall contain all information required
9under s. 6.33 (1), together with the following certification:
SB6-SSA1,19,12 10"I, ...., hereby certify that, to the best of my knowledge, I am a qualified elector,
11having resided at .... for at least 10 28 days immediately preceding this election, and
12I have not voted at this election."
SB6-SSA1, s. 25 13Section 25. 6.55 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,20,914 6.55 (2) (b) Upon executing the registration form under par. (a), the except as
15authorized under s. 6.79 (7), each
elector shall be required by a special registration
16deputy or inspector to present proof of identification. The deputy or inspector shall
17verify that the name on the proof of identification presented by the elector conforms
18to the elector's registration form and shall verify that any photograph appearing on
19that document reasonably resembles the elector. If any document presented is not
20proof of residence under s. 6.34, the elector shall also
provide proof of residence under
21s. 6.34. If the elector cannot provide proof of residence, the information contained
22in the registration form shall be corroborated in a statement that is signed by any
23elector who resides in the same municipality as the registering elector and that
24contains the current street address of the corroborating elector. The corroborator
25shall then provide proof of residence as provided in s. 6.34.
If the elector is registering

1to vote in the general election and the elector presents a valid an unexpired driver's
2license issued by another state, the inspector or deputy shall record on a separate list
3the name and address of the elector, the name of the state, and the license number
4and expiration date of the license. The signing by the elector executing the
5registration form and by any corroborator shall be in the presence of the special
6registration deputy or inspector who shall then print his or her name on and sign the
7form, indicating that the deputy or inspector has accepted the form. Upon
8compliance with this procedure, the elector shall be permitted to cast his or her vote,
9if the elector complies with all other requirements for voting at the polling place.
SB6-SSA1, s. 26 10Section 26. 6.55 (2) (c) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,21,1611 6.55 (2) (c) 1. As an alternative to registration at the polling place under pars.
12(a) and (b), the board of election commissioners, or the governing body of any
13municipality may by resolution require a person who qualifies as an elector and who
14is not registered and desires to register on the day of an election to do so at another
15readily accessible location in the same building as the polling place serving the
16elector's residence or at an alternate polling place assigned under s. 5.25 (5) (b),
17instead of at the polling place serving the elector's residence. In such case, the
18municipal clerk shall prominently post a notice of the registration location at the
19polling place. The An eligible elector who desires to register shall execute a
20registration form as prescribed under par. (a) and, except as authorized in s. 6.79 (7),
21present proof of identification. The municipal clerk, deputy clerk, or special
22registration deputy shall verify that the name on the proof of identification presented
23by the elector conforms to the elector's registration form and shall verify that any
24photograph appearing on that document reasonably resembles the elector. If any
25document presented by the person is not acceptable proof of residence under s. 6.34,

1the person shall also
provide proof of residence as provided under s. 6.34. If the
2elector cannot provide proof of residence, the information contained in the
3registration form shall be corroborated in the manner provided in par. (b).
If the
4elector
a person is registering to vote in the general election and the elector person
5presents a valid an unexpired driver's license issued by another state, the municipal
6clerk, deputy clerk, or special registration deputy shall record on a separate list the
7name and address of the elector person, the name of the state, and the license number
8and expiration date of the license. The signing by the elector person executing the
9registration form and by any corroborator shall be in the presence of the municipal
10clerk, deputy clerk or special registration deputy. The municipal clerk, the deputy
11clerk, or the special registration deputy shall then print his or her name and sign the
12form, indicating that the clerk, deputy clerk, or deputy has accepted the form. Upon
13proper completion of registration, the municipal clerk, deputy clerk or special
14registration deputy shall serially number the registration and give one copy to the
15elector person for presentation at the polling place serving the elector's person's
16residence or an alternate polling place assigned under s. 5.25 (5) (b).
SB6-SSA1, s. 27 17Section 27. 6.55 (2) (c) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,22,218 6.55 (2) (c) 2. Upon compliance with the procedures under subd. 1., the
19municipal clerk or deputy clerk shall issue a certificate addressed to the inspectors
20of the proper polling place directing that the elector be permitted to cast his or her
21vote if the elector complies with all requirements for voting at the polling place. The
22clerk shall enter the name and address of the elector on the face of the certificate.
23If the elector's registration is corroborated, the clerk shall also enter the name and
24address of the corroborator on the face of the certificate.
The certificate shall be

1numbered serially and prepared in duplicate. The municipal clerk shall preserve one
2copy in his or her office.
SB6-SSA1, s. 28 3Section 28. 6.56 (5) of the statutes is repealed.
SB6-SSA1, s. 29 4Section 29. 6.79 (1m) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,22,145 6.79 (1m) Separate poll lists. Two election officials at each election ward shall
6be in charge of and shall maintain 2 separate poll lists containing information
7relating to all persons voting. The municipal clerk may elect to maintain the
8information on the lists manually or electronically. If the lists are maintained
9electronically, the board shall prescribe a supplemental list that contains the full
10name, address, and space for the entry of the signature of each elector, or if the elector
11is exempt from the signature requirement under s. 6.36 (2) (a), the word "exempt".

12If the lists are maintained electronically, the officials shall enter the information into
13an electronic data recording system that enables retrieval of printed copies of the
14lists at the polling place. The system employed is subject to the approval of the board.
SB6-SSA1, s. 30 15Section 30. 6.79 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,23,416 6.79 (2) (a) Unless information on the poll list is entered electronically, the
17municipal clerk shall supply the inspectors with 2 copies of the most current official
18registration list or lists prepared under s. 6.36 (2) (a) for use as poll lists at the polling
19place. Except as provided in sub. subs. (6) and (7), each person eligible elector, before
20receiving a serial number, shall state his or her full name and address and present
21to the officials proof of identification. The officials shall verify that the name on the
22proof of identification presented by the elector conforms to the name on the poll list
23or separate list and shall verify that any photograph appearing on that document
24reasonably resembles the elector. The officials shall then require the elector to enter
25his or her signature on the poll list, supplemental list, or separate list maintained

1under par. (c) unless the elector is exempt from the signature requirement under s.
26.36 (2) (a)
. The officials shall verify that the name and address provided stated by
3the person are the same as elector conform to the person's elector's name and address
4on the poll list.
SB6-SSA1, s. 31 5Section 31. 6.79 (2) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,23,186 6.79 (2) (am) If an elector previously signed his or her registration form or is
7exempt from a registration requirement and is unable, due to physical disability, to
8enter his or her signature at the election, the officials shall waive the signature
9requirement if the officials determine that the elector is unable, due to physical
10disability, to enter his or her signature. In this case, the officials shall enter next to
11the name and address of the elector on the poll, supplemental, or separate list the
12words "exempt by order of inspectors". If both officials do not waive the signature
13requirement and the elector wishes to vote, the official or officials who do not waive
14the requirement shall require the elector to vote by ballot and shall challenge the
15elector's ballot as provided in s. 6.92 and treat the ballot in the manner provided in
16s. 6.95. The challenged elector may then provide evidence of his or her physical
17disability to the board of canvassers charged with initially canvassing the returns
18prior to the completion of the initial canvass.
SB6-SSA1, s. 32 19Section 32. 6.79 (2) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,24,320 6.79 (2) (d) If the poll list indicates that proof of residence under s. 6.34 is
21required and the document provided by the elector under par. (a) does not constitute
22proof of residence under s. 6.34
, the officials shall require the elector to provide proof
23of residence. If proof of residence is provided, the officials shall verify that the name
24and address on the identification document submitted as proof of residence provided
25is the same as the name and address shown on the registration list. If proof of

1residence is required and not provided, or if the elector does not present proof of
2identification under par. (a), whenever required,
the officials shall offer the
3opportunity for the elector to vote under s. 6.97.
SB6-SSA1, s. 33 4Section 33. 6.79 (3) (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,24,65 6.79 (3) (title) Refusal to give name and address provide name, address, or
6proof of identification
.
SB6-SSA1, s. 34 7Section 34. 6.79 (3) of the statutes is renumbered 6.79 (3) (a).
SB6-SSA1, s. 35 8Section 35. 6.79 (3) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,24,159 6.79 (3) (b) If proof of identification under sub. (2) is not presented by the
10elector, if the name appearing on the document presented does not conform to the
11name on the poll list or separate list, or if any photograph appearing on the document
12does not reasonably resemble the elector, the elector shall not be permitted to vote,
13except as authorized under sub. (6) or (7), but if the elector is entitled to cast a
14provisional ballot under s. 6.97, the officials shall offer the opportunity for the elector
15to vote under s. 6.97.
SB6-SSA1, s. 36 16Section 36. 6.79 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,25,417 6.79 (4) Supplemental information. When any elector provides proof of
18residence under s. 6.15, 6.29 or 6.55 (2), the election officials shall enter the type of
19identifying document provided on the poll list, or separate list maintained under sub.
20(2) (c). If the document submitted as proof of identity or residence includes a number
21which applies only to the individual holding that document, the election officials
22shall also enter that number on the list. When any elector corroborates the
23registration identity or residence of any person offering to vote under s. 6.55 (2) (b)
24or (c), or the registration identity or residence of any person registering on election
25day under s. 6.86 (3) (a) 2., the election officials shall also enter the name and address

1of the corroborator next to the name of the elector whose information is being
2corroborated on the poll list, or the separate list maintained under sub. (2) (c).
When
3any person offering to vote has been challenged and taken the oath, following the
4person's name on the poll list, the officials shall enter the word "Sworn".
SB6-SSA1, s. 37 5Section 37. 6.79 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,25,126 6.79 (6) Confidential names and addresses. An elector who has a confidential
7listing under s. 6.47 (2) may present his or her identification card issued under s. 6.47
8(3), or give his or her name and identification serial number issued under s. 6.47 (3),
9in lieu of stating his or her name and address and presenting proof of identification
10under sub. (2). If the elector's name and identification serial number appear on the
11confidential portion of the list, the inspectors shall issue a voting serial number to
12the elector, record that number on the poll list and permit the elector to vote.
SB6-SSA1, s. 38 13Section 38. 6.79 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,25,2014 6.79 (7) License surrender. If an elector receives a citation or notice of intent
15to revoke or suspend an operator's license from a law enforcement officer in any
16jurisdiction that is dated within 60 days of the date of an election and is required to
17surrender his or her operator's license or driving receipt issued to the elector under
18ch. 343 at the time the citation or notice is issued, the elector may present an original
19copy of the citation or notice in lieu of an operator's license or driving receipt issued
20under ch. 343. In such case, the elector shall cast his or her ballot under s. 6.965.
SB6-SSA1, s. 39 21Section 39. 6.82 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,26,2122 6.82 (1) (a) When any inspectors are informed that an eligible elector is at the
23entrance to the polling place who as a result of disability is unable to enter the polling
24place, they shall permit the elector to be assisted in marking a ballot by any
25individual selected by the elector, except the elector's employer or an agent of that

1employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.
2The Except as authorized in s. 6.79 (6) and (7), the individual selected by the elector
3shall present to the inspectors proof of identification and, if the proof of identification
4does not constitute proof of residence under s. 6.34, shall also
provide proof of
5residence under s. 6.34 for the assisted elector, whenever required, and all other
6information necessary for the elector to obtain a ballot under s. 6.79 (2). The
7inspectors shall verify that the name on the proof of identification presented by the
8person assisting the elector conforms to the name on the poll list or separate list and
9shall verify that any photograph appearing on that document reasonably resembles
10the elector.
The inspectors shall then issue a ballot to the individual selected by the
11elector and shall accompany the individual to the polling place entrance where the
12assistance is to be given. If the ballot is a paper ballot, the assisting individual shall
13fold the ballot after the ballot is marked by the assisting individual. The assisting
14individual shall then immediately take the ballot into the polling place and give the
15ballot to an inspector. The inspector shall distinctly announce that he or she has "a
16ballot offered by .... (stating person's name), an elector who, as a result of disability,
17is unable to enter the polling place without assistance". The inspector shall then ask,
18"Does anyone object to the reception of this ballot?" If no objection is made, the
19inspectors shall record the elector's name under s. 6.79 and deposit the ballot in the
20ballot box, and shall make a notation on the poll list: "Ballot received at poll
21entrance".
SB6-SSA1, s. 40 22Section 40. 6.85 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,26,25 236.85 Absent elector; definition. (1) An absent elector is any otherwise
24qualified elector who for any reason is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling
25place in his or her ward.
SB6-SSA1,27,4
1(2) Any otherwise qualified elector who changes residence within this state by
2moving to a different ward or municipality later than 10 28 days prior to an election
3may vote an absentee ballot in the ward or municipality where he or she was
4qualified to vote before moving.
SB6-SSA1,27,6 5(3) An elector qualifying under this section may vote by absentee ballot under
6ss. 6.86 to 6.89.
SB6-SSA1, s. 41 7Section 41. 6.86 (1) (ac) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,27,138 6.86 (1) (ac) Any elector qualifying under par. (a) may make written application
9to the municipal clerk for an official ballot by means of facsimile transmission or
10electronic mail. Any application under this paragraph shall contain a copy of the
11applicant's original signature. An elector requesting a ballot under this paragraph
12shall return with the voted ballot a copy of the request bearing an original signature
13of the elector as provided in s. 6.87 (4) (b).
SB6-SSA1, s. 42 14Section 42. 6.86 (1) (ar) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,28,215 6.86 (1) (ar) Except as authorized in s. 6.875 (6), the municipal clerk shall not
16issue an absentee ballot unless the clerk receives a written application therefor from
17a qualified elector of the municipality. The clerk shall retain each absentee ballot
18application until destruction is authorized under s. 7.23 (1). Except as authorized
19in s. 6.79 (6) and (7), if a qualified elector applies for an absentee ballot in person at
20the clerk's office, the clerk shall not issue the elector an absentee ballot unless the
21elector presents proof of identification. The clerk shall verify that the name on the
22proof of identification presented by the elector conforms to the name on the elector's
23application and shall verify that any photograph appearing on that document
24reasonably resembles the elector. The clerk shall then enter his or her initials on the

1certificate envelope indicating that the absentee elector presented proof of
2identification to the clerk.
SB6-SSA1, s. 43 3Section 43. 6.86 (3) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,28,154 6.86 (3) (a) 1. Any elector who is registered and who is hospitalized, may apply
5for and obtain an official ballot by agent. The agent may apply for and obtain a ballot
6for the hospitalized absent elector by presenting a form prescribed by the board and
7containing the required information supplied by the hospitalized elector and signed
8by that elector and any other elector residing in the same municipality as the
9hospitalized elector, corroborating the information contained therein. The
10corroborating elector shall state on the form his or her full name and address
. The
11form shall include a space for the municipal clerk or deputy clerk to enter his or her
12initials indicating that the agent presented proof of identification to the clerk on
13behalf of the elector. Except as authorized for an elector who has a confidential
14listing under s. 6.47 (2) or as authorized in s. 6.87 (4) (b) 4., the agent shall present
15the proof of identification required under sub. (1) (ar) and s. 6.87 (4) (b) 1.
SB6-SSA1, s. 44 16Section 44. 6.86 (3) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,29,1217 6.86 (3) (a) 2. If a hospitalized elector is not registered, the elector may register
18by agent under this subdivision at the same time that the elector applies for an
19official ballot by agent under subd. 1. To register the elector under this subdivision,
20the agent shall present a completed registration form that contains the required
21information supplied by the elector and the elector's signature, unless the elector is
22unable to sign due to physical disability. In this case, the elector may authorize
23another elector to sign on his or her behalf. Any elector signing a form on another
24elector's behalf shall attest to a statement that the application is made on request
25and by authorization of the named elector, who is unable to sign the form due to

1physical disability. The agent shall present this statement along with all other
2information required under this subdivision. Except as otherwise provided in this
3subdivision, the
The agent shall in every case provide proof of the elector's residence
4under s. 6.34. If the elector is registering to vote in the general election and the agent
5presents a valid an unexpired driver's license issued to the elector by another state,
6the municipal clerk shall record on a separate list the name and address of the
7elector, the name of the state, and the license number and expiration date of the
8license. If the agent cannot present proof of residence, the registration form shall be
9signed and substantiated by another elector residing in the elector's municipality of
10residence, corroborating the information in the form. The form shall contain the full
11name and address of the corroborating elector. The agent shall then present proof
12of the corroborating elector's residence under s. 6.34.
SB6-SSA1, s. 45 13Section 45. 6.86 (3) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,30,714 6.86 (3) (c) An application under par. (a) 1. may be made and a registration form
15under par. (a) 2. may be filed in person at the office of the municipal clerk not earlier
16than 7 days before an election and not later than 5 p.m. on the day of the election.
17A list of hospitalized electors applying for ballots under par. (a) 1. shall be made by
18the municipal clerk and used to check that the electors vote only once, and by
19absentee ballot. If the elector is registering for the election after the close of
20registration or if the elector registered by mail and has not voted in an election in this
21state, the municipal clerk shall inform the agent that proof of residence under s. 6.34
22is required and the elector shall enclose proof of residence under s. 6.34 in the
23envelope with the ballot. The clerk shall verify that the name on the proof of
24identification presented by the agent conforms to the name on the elector's
25application. The clerk shall then enter his or her initials on the carrier envelope

1indicating that the agent presented proof of identification to the clerk. The agent is
2not required to enter a signature on the registration list.
The ballot shall be sealed
3by the elector and returned to the municipal clerk either by mail or by personal
4delivery of the agent; but if the ballot is returned on the day of the election, the agent
5shall make personal delivery to the polling place serving the hospitalized elector's
6residence before the closing hour or, in municipalities where absentee ballots are
7canvassed under s. 7.52, to the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on election day.
SB6-SSA1, s. 46 8Section 46. 6.869 of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,30,15 96.869 Uniform instructions. The board shall prescribe uniform instructions
10for absentee voters. The instructions shall include information concerning whether
11proof of identification is required to be presented or enclosed under s. 6.86 (1) (ar) or
126.87 (4) (b) 1. and information
concerning the procedure for correcting errors in
13marking a ballot and obtaining a replacement for a spoiled ballot. The procedure
14shall, to the extent possible, respect the privacy of each elector and preserve the
15confidentiality of each elector's vote.
SB6-SSA1, s. 47 16Section 47. 6.87 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,31,317 6.87 (1) Upon proper request made within the period prescribed in s. 6.86, the
18municipal clerk or a deputy clerk authorized by the municipal clerk shall write on
19the official ballot, in the space for official endorsement, the clerk's initials and official
20title. Unless application is made under s. 6.86 (1) (ac) or in person under s. 6.86 (1)
21(ar), the absent elector is exempted from providing proof of identification under sub.
22(4) (b) 2. or 3., or the applicant is a military or overseas elector, the absent elector shall
23enclose a copy of his or her proof of identification or any authorized substitute
24document with his or her application. The municipal clerk shall verify that the name
25on the proof of identification conforms to the name on the application. The clerk shall

1not issue an absentee ballot to an elector who is required to enclose a copy of proof
2of identification or an authorized substitute document with his or her application
3unless the copy is enclosed and the proof is verified by the clerk.
SB6-SSA1, s. 48 4Section 48. 6.87 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,31,165 6.87 (2) Except as authorized under sub. (3) (d), the municipal clerk shall place
6the ballot in an unsealed envelope furnished by the clerk. The envelope shall have
7the name, official title and post-office address of the clerk upon its face. The other
8side of the envelope shall have a printed certificate which shall include a space for
9the municipal clerk or deputy clerk to enter his or her initials indicating that if the
10absentee elector voted in person under s. 6.86 (1) (ar), the elector presented proof of
11identification to the clerk and the clerk verified the proof presented. The certificate
12shall also include a space for the municipal clerk or deputy clerk to enter his or her
13initials indicating that the elector is exempt from providing proof of identification
14because the individual is a military or overseas elector or is exempted from providing
15proof of identification under sub. (4) (b) 2. or 3. The certificate shall be
in
16substantially the following form:
SB6-SSA1,31,1717 [STATE OF ....
SB6-SSA1,31,1818 County of ....]
SB6-SSA1,31,2020 [(name of foreign country and city or other jurisdictional unit)]
SB6-SSA1,32,821 I, ...., certify subject to the penalties of s. 12.60 (1) (b), Wis. Stats., for false
22statements, that I am a resident of the [.... ward of the] (town) (village) of ...., or of
23the .... aldermanic district in the city of ...., residing at ....* in said city, the county
24of ...., state of Wisconsin, and am entitled to vote in the (ward) (election district) at
25the election to be held on ....; that I am not voting at any other location in this election;

1that I am unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place in the (ward) (election
2district) on election day or have changed my residence within the state from one ward
3or election district to another within 10 later than 28 days before the election. I certify
4that I exhibited the enclosed ballot unmarked to the witness, that I then in (his) (her)
5presence and in the presence of no other person marked the ballot and enclosed and
6sealed the same in this envelope in such a manner that no one but myself and any
7person rendering assistance under s. 6.87 (5), Wis. Stats., if I requested assistance,
8could know how I voted.
SB6-SSA1,32,99 Signed ....
SB6-SSA1,32,1010 Identification serial number, if any: ....
SB6-SSA1,32,1111 The witness shall execute the following:
SB6-SSA1,32,1712 I, the undersigned witness, subject to the penalties of s. 12.60 (1) (b), Wis.
13Stats., for false statements, certify that I am an adult U.S. citizen and that the above
14statements are true and the voting procedure was executed as there stated. I am not
15a candidate for any office on the enclosed ballot (except in the case of an incumbent
16municipal clerk). I did not solicit or advise the elector to vote for or against any
17candidate or measure.
SB6-SSA1,32,1818 ....(Name)
SB6-SSA1,32,1919 ....(Address)**
SB6-SSA1,32,2120 * — An elector who provides an identification serial number issued under s.
216.47 (3), Wis. Stats., need not provide a street address.
SB6-SSA1,32,2322 ** — If this form is executed before 2 special voting deputies under s. 6.875 (6),
23Wis. Stats., both deputies shall witness and sign.
SB6-SSA1, s. 49 24Section 49. 6.87 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,34,3
16.87 (3) (a) Except as authorized under par. (d) and as otherwise provided in
2s. 6.875, the municipal clerk shall mail the absentee ballot to the elector's residence
3unless otherwise directed by the elector, or shall deliver it to the elector personally
4at the clerk's office or at an alternate site under s. 6.855. Before delivering an
5absentee ballot to an elector in person, the municipal clerk or deputy clerk shall
6require the elector to enter his or her signature on a copy of the registration list or
7a supplemental or separate list, unless the elector is exempt from the signature
8requirement under s. 6.36 (2) (a). If the elector previously signed his or her
9registration form or is exempt from a registration requirement and is currently
10unable, due to physical disability, to enter his or her signature when casting his or
11her absentee ballot, the municipal clerk or deputy clerk shall waive the signature
12requirement if the clerk determines that the elector is unable, due to physical
13disability, to enter his or her signature. In this case, the municipal clerk or deputy
14clerk shall enter on the registration list "exempt by order of municipal clerk". If the
15municipal clerk or deputy clerk does not waive the signature requirement and the
16elector wishes to vote, the clerk shall challenge the elector's ballot as provided for
17inspectors in s. 6.92 and treat the ballot in the manner provided for challenged
18ballots in s. 6.95. The challenged elector may then provide evidence of his or her
19physical disability to the board of canvassers charged with initially canvassing the
20returns prior to completion of the municipal canvass.
If the ballot is mailed, and the
21ballot qualifies for mailing free of postage under federal free postage laws, the clerk
22shall affix the appropriate legend required by U.S. postal regulations. Otherwise,
23the clerk shall pay the postage required for return when the ballot is mailed from
24within the United States. If the ballot is not mailed by the absentee elector from
25within the United States, the absentee elector shall provide return postage. If the

1ballot is delivered to the elector at the clerk's office, or an alternate site under s. 6.855,
2the ballot shall be voted at the office or alternate site and may not be removed by the
3elector therefrom.
SB6-SSA1, s. 50 4Section 50. 6.87 (3) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,34,245 6.87 (3) (d) A municipal clerk may, if the clerk is reliably informed by an absent
6elector of a facsimile transmission number or electronic mail address where the
7elector can receive an absentee ballot, transmit a facsimile or electronic copy of the
8absent elector's ballot to that elector in lieu of mailing under this subsection if, in the
9judgment of the clerk, the time required to send the ballot through the mail may not
10be sufficient to enable return of the ballot by the time provided under sub. (6). An
11elector may receive an absentee ballot under this subsection only if the elector has
12filed a valid application for the ballot under s. 6.86 (1). If the clerk transmits an
13absentee ballot under this paragraph, the clerk shall also transmit a facsimile or
14electronic copy of the text of the material that appears on the certificate envelope
15prescribed in sub. (2), together with instructions prescribed by the board. The
16instructions shall require the absent elector to make and subscribe to the
17certification as required under sub. (4) (b) and to enclose the absentee ballot in a
18separate envelope contained within a larger envelope, that shall include the
19completed certificate. The elector shall then affix sufficient postage unless the
20absentee ballot qualifies for mailing free of postage under federal free postage laws
21and shall mail the absentee ballot to the municipal clerk. Except as authorized in
22s. 6.97 (2), an absentee ballot received under this paragraph shall not be counted
23unless it is cast in the manner prescribed in this paragraph and in accordance with
24the instructions provided by the board.
SB6-SSA1, s. 51
1Section 51. 6.87 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 6.87 (4) (b) 1. and amended
2to read:
SB6-SSA1,36,93 6.87 (4) (b) 1. Except as otherwise provided in s. 6.875, the elector voting
4absentee shall make and subscribe to the certification before one witness who is an
5adult U.S. citizen. The absent elector, in the presence of the witness, shall mark the
6ballot in a manner that will not disclose how the elector's vote is cast. The elector
7shall then, still in the presence of the witness, fold the ballots so each is separate and
8so that the elector conceals the markings thereon and deposit them in the proper
9envelope. If a consolidated ballot under s. 5.655 is used, the elector shall fold the
10ballot so that the elector conceals the markings thereon and deposit the ballot in the
11proper envelope. If proof of residence is required Except as authorized in subds. 2.
12to 5. and s. 6.875 (6) and notwithstanding s. 343.43 (1) (f), if the elector has not
13enclosed a copy of his or her proof of identification with his or her application, the
14elector shall enclose a copy of the proof of identification in the manner provided in
15sub. (1) in the envelope, unless the elector is a military elector or an overseas elector
16or the elector has a confidential listing under s. 6.47 (2). If proof of residence under
17s. 6.34 is required and the document enclosed by the elector under this subdivision
18does not constitute proof of residence under s. 6.34
, the elector shall also enclose proof
19of residence under s. 6.34 in the envelope. Proof of residence is required if the elector
20is not a military elector or an overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1), and the elector
21registered by mail and has not voted in an election in this state. If the elector
22requested a ballot by means of facsimile transmission or electronic mail under s. 6.86
23(1) (ac), the elector shall enclose in the envelope a copy of the request which bears an
24original signature of the elector. The elector may receive assistance under sub. (5).
25The return envelope shall then be sealed. The witness may not be a candidate. The

1envelope shall be mailed by the elector, or delivered in person, to the municipal clerk
2issuing the ballot or ballots. If the envelope is mailed from a location outside the
3United States, the elector shall affix sufficient postage unless the ballot qualifies for
4delivery free of postage under federal law. Failure to return an unused ballot in a
5primary does not invalidate the ballot on which the elector's votes are cast. Return
6of more than one marked ballot in a primary or return of a ballot prepared under s.
75.655 or a ballot used with an electronic voting system in a primary which is marked
8for candidates of more than one party invalidates all votes cast by the elector for
9candidates in the primary.
SB6-SSA1, s. 52 10Section 52. 6.87 (4) (a) of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,36,1111 6.87 (4) (a) In this subsection:
SB6-SSA1,36,1212 1. "Military elector" has the meaning given in s. 6.34 (1) (a).
SB6-SSA1,36,1313 2. "Overseas elector" has the meaning given in s. 6.34 (1) (b).
SB6-SSA1, s. 53 14Section 53. 6.87 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,36,2015 6.87 (4) (b) 2. Unless subd. 3. applies, if the absentee elector has applied for and
16qualified to receive absentee ballots automatically under s. 6.86 (2) (a), the elector
17may, in lieu of providing a copy of proof of identification as required under subd. 1.,
18submit with his or her absentee ballot a statement signed by the same individual who
19witnesses voting of the ballot which contains the name and address of the elector and
20verifies that the name and address are correct.
SB6-SSA1, s. 54 21Section 54. 6.87 (4) (b) 3. of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,37,222 6.87 (4) (b) 3. If the absentee elector has received an absentee ballot from the
23municipal clerk by mail for a previous election, has provided a copy of proof of
24identification as required under subd. 1. with that ballot, and has not changed his

1or her name or address since providing that proof of identification, the elector is not
2required to provide a copy of the proof of identification required under subd. 1.
SB6-SSA1, s. 55 3Section 55. 6.87 (4) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,37,124 6.87 (4) (b) 4. If the absentee elector has received a citation or notice of intent
5to revoke or suspend an operator's license from a law enforcement officer in any
6jurisdiction that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election and is required
7to surrender his or her operator's license or driving receipt issued to the elector under
8ch. 343 at the time the citation or notice is issued, the elector may enclose a copy of
9the citation or notice in lieu of a copy of an operator's license or driving receipt issued
10under ch. 343 if the elector is voting by mail, or may present an original copy of the
11citation or notice in lieu of an operator's license or driving receipt under ch. 343 if the
12elector is voting at the office of the municipal clerk.
SB6-SSA1, s. 56 13Section 56. 6.87 (4) (b) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
SB6-SSA1,38,214 6.87 (4) (b) 5. Unless subd. 3. or 4. applies, if the absentee elector resides in a
15qualified retirement home, as defined in s. 6.875 (1) (at), a qualified
16community-based residential facility, as defined in s. 6.875 (1) (as), a residential care
17apartment complex that is certified or registered under s. 50.034 (1), or an adult
18family home that is certified under s. 50.032 or licensed under s. 50.033 and the
19municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality where the
20complex, facility, or home is located does not send special voting deputies to visit the
21complex, facility, or home at the election under s. 6.875, the elector may, in lieu of
22providing proof of identification required under subd. 1., submit with his or her
23absentee ballot a statement signed by the same individual who witnesses voting of
24the ballot that contains the certification of the manager of the complex, facility, or
25home that the elector resides in the complex, facility, or home and the complex,

1facility, or home is certified or registered as required by law, that contains the name
2and address of the elector, and that verifies that the name and address are correct.
SB6-SSA1, s. 57 3Section 57. 6.875 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,38,5 46.875 (title) Absentee voting in nursing and retirement certain homes
5and certain community-based residential
, facilities, and complexes.
SB6-SSA1, s. 58 6Section 58. 6.875 (1) (ap) and (asm) of the statutes are created to read:
SB6-SSA1,38,97 6.875 (1) (ap) "Qualified adult family home" means a facility that is certified
8or licensed to operate as an adult family home under s. 50.032 or 50.033 that qualifies
9under sub. (2) (d) to utilize the procedures under this section.
SB6-SSA1,38,1210 (asm) "Qualified residential care apartment complex" means a facility that is
11certified or registered to operate as a residential care apartment complex under s.
1250.034 (1) that qualifies under sub. (2) (d) to utilize the procedures under this section.
SB6-SSA1, s. 59 13Section 59. 6.875 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB6-SSA1,38,1714 6.875 (2) (a) The procedures prescribed in this section are the exclusive means
15of absentee voting for electors who are occupants of nursing homes, qualified
16community-based residential facilities or, qualified retirement homes, qualified
17residential care apartment complexes, and qualified adult family homes
.
SB6-SSA1, s. 60 18Section 60. 6.875 (2) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
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