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Chapter GAB 3
VOTER REGISTRATION
GAB 3.01   Voter registration.
GAB 3.02   Content of the voter registration form.
GAB 3.03   Treatment of voter registration applications.
GAB 3.04   Requiring provision of certain information by election-day voter registration applicants.
GAB 3.10   Special registration deputies.
GAB 3.11   Special registration deputy application form.
GAB 3.12   Special registration deputy training.
GAB 3.13   Revocation of special registration deputy appointment.
GAB 3.20   Voter registration drives.
GAB 3.50   Charges for voter registration data.
Ch. GAB 3 Note Note: Chapter ElBd 3 was renumbered chapter GAB 3 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 6., Stats., Register April 2008 No. 628.
GAB 3.01 GAB 3.01 Voter registration. In this chapter:
GAB 3.01(1) (1) "Applicant" is an individual who submits a voter registration application form or a special registration deputy application form.
GAB 3.01(2) (2) "Appointing authority" means the board, a municipal clerk or board of election commissioners.
GAB 3.01(3) (3) "Board" means the government accountability board.
GAB 3.01(4) (4) "By mail" means the completing and signing of a voter registration application form other than in the presence of a special registration deputy, county clerk, deputy clerk or municipal clerk.
GAB 3.01(5) (5) "Close of registration" is the third Wednesday preceding the election.
GAB 3.01(6) (6) "Election cycle" means the period beginning on January 1 of an odd-numbered year and continuing through December 31 of the following even-numbered year.
GAB 3.01(7) (7) "In person" means the completing and signing of a voter registration application form in the presence of a special registration deputy, county clerk, deputy clerk or municipal clerk.
GAB 3.01(8) (8) "Municipal clerk" has the meaning given in s. 5.02 (10), Stats., and includes the Milwaukee city board of election commissioners.
GAB 3.01(9) (9) "Provider" means a municipality or county that provides election administration services in conjunction with the Statewide Voter Registration System for a relier municipality.
GAB 3.01(10) (10) "Qualified elector" has the meaning given in s. 6.02, Stats.
GAB 3.01(11) (11) "Registration" means registration to vote under subch. II of ch. 6, Stats.
GAB 3.01(12) (12) "Registration period" means the time period occurring between the date of a special registration deputy's appointment and the close of registration for the election immediately following the appointment. For purposes of this subsection, the term "election" includes any primary that precedes the election.
GAB 3.01(13) (13) "Relier" means a municipality that enters into an agreement with another municipality or county to provide election administration services in conjunction with the Statewide Voter Registration System.
GAB 3.01(14) (14) "Self-provider" means a municipality that provides its own election administration services in conjunction with the Statewide Voter Registration System.
GAB 3.01(15) (15) "Special registration deputy" means a qualified elector appointed pursuant s. 6.26 (2) (a) and (am), 6.55 (6), Stats., to register voters.
GAB 3.01(16) (16) "Statewide Voter Registration System" is the election administration software application provided by the board to enable local election officials to register voters, track absentee voting and administer elections.
GAB 3.01(17) (17) "Voter registration application form" means the board-prescribed form (EB-131) on which voter registration information is recorded before entry in the Statewide Voter Registration System.
GAB 3.01 History History: CR 07-059: cr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
GAB 3.02 GAB 3.02 Content of the voter registration form. An elector shall provide all of the following information on the voter registration application form:
GAB 3.02(1) (1) The elector's full name, including first and last name.
GAB 3.02(2) (2) The elector's complete address, including street, number and municipality.
GAB 3.02(3) (3) The elector's date of birth.
GAB 3.02(4) (4) The elector's driver's license number or, if the elector has not been issued a valid and current driver's license but has a department of transportation issued identification card, the transportation identification card number, or the last four digits of the elector's social security number. If the elector has not been issued a valid and current driver's license and does not have a social security number, the elector shall indicate that the elector has neither of those documents.
GAB 3.02(5) (5) An indication of the elector's age.
GAB 3.02(6) (6) An indication of the elector's citizenship.
GAB 3.02(7) (7) An indication that the elector is not disqualified from voting because the elector has not completed the terms of a sentence resulting from a felony conviction.
GAB 3.02(8) (8) If the elector was registered at a different location, the complete address including street, number and municipality of the previous address.
GAB 3.02(9) (9) If the elector was registered under a different name; the elector's former name, including first and last name.
GAB 3.02(10) (10) The signature of the elector certifying that the elector is qualified to vote in this state.
GAB 3.02 History History: Emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-76; cr. Register, August, 1976, No. 248, eff. 9-1-76; CR 07-059: r. and recr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
GAB 3.03 GAB 3.03 Treatment of voter registration applications.
GAB 3.03(1)(1) If an applicant for voter registration fails to check either or both of the boxes indicating the elector is a U.S. citizen and indicating the elector is or will be at least 18 years old at the time of the next election, the municipal clerk may process the voter registration application if the elector has signed the certification on the application form indicating the voter meets or will meet the applicable requirements to vote in this state.
GAB 3.03(2) (2) If information is missing from a voter registration application form, the municipal clerk shall contact the applicant by any means feasible, including in person, by email, facsimile transmission or telephone, to obtain the missing information.
GAB 3.03 History History: CR 07-059: cr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
GAB 3.04 GAB 3.04 Requiring provision of certain information by election-day voter registration applicants.
GAB 3.04(1) (1) A qualified elector registering to vote at a polling place on election day, who has been issued a current and valid Wisconsin driver's license, shall list his or her Wisconsin driver's license number on the voter registration application before the registration may be accepted or processed and before the person is allowed to vote at any election in Wisconsin. A Wisconsin driver's license that has expired, or has been suspended or revoked, is not a current and valid driver's license.
GAB 3.04(2) (2) If a current and valid Wisconsin driver's license has been issued to the registration applicant, but the registration applicant does not list the driver's license number on the registration application, the applicant shall be allowed to vote a provisional ballot using the procedures set forth in s. 6.97, Stats. Individuals voting provisional ballots shall be given the written information required under s.6.97(1), Stats. If the person voting a provisional ballot provides his or her driver's license number to the municipal clerk, by any means feasible, including, but not limited to: in person, email, facsimile or telephone; not later than 4:00 p.m., on the day following the day of the election, the person's ballot shall be counted.
GAB 3.04(3) (3) If a current and valid Wisconsin driver's license has not been issued to the applicant, the applicant shall list on the registration application either the last four digits of the applicant's social security number, or the Wisconsin department of transportation identification card number if one has been issued to the applicant. If neither a driver's license nor a social security number has been issued to the applicant, and the applicant has not been issued a Wisconsin department of transportation identification card number, the applicant shall check the appropriate box on the application before the application may be accepted or processed and the registrant is allowed to vote.
GAB 3.04 History History: CR 06-137: cr. Register March 2008 No. 627, eff. 4-1-08.
GAB 3.10 GAB 3.10 Special registration deputies.
GAB 3.10(1) (1) A qualified elector of the this state may apply to any municipal clerk or board of election commissioners to be appointed a special registration deputy, under s. 6.26, Stats., for the purpose of registering electors of that municipality before the close of registration.
GAB 3.10(2) (2) A qualified elector of this state may apply to the board to be appointed a special registration deputy for the purpose of registering electors of any municipality before the close of registration.
GAB 3.10(3) (3) Application to be appointed a special registration deputy shall be made by completion of the application form (EB-158) prescribed by the board and submission of the form to the appointing authority.
GAB 3.10(4) (4) Appointment shall be consummated by issuance of the special registration deputy's oath of office, on a form (EB-156) prescribed by the board.
GAB 3.10(5) (5) The term of an appointment under this chapter continues through the registration periods remaining in the election cycle at the time of application, and expires at the end of the election cycle.
GAB 3.10 History History: CR 07-059: cr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
GAB 3.11 GAB 3.11 Special registration deputy application form.
GAB 3.11(1)(1) An application to be appointed a special registration deputy shall require the applicant to provide the applicant's name, address, and contact information.
GAB 3.11(2) (2) The application shall contain a certification that the applicant is a qualified elector of the state.
GAB 3.11(3) (3) The applicant shall agree to follow the procedures established by the board and the municipal clerk.
GAB 3.11(4) (4) Before being appointed a special registration deputy the applicant shall attend a training session conducted by the appointing authority.
GAB 3.11(5) (5) The applicant shall be issued, by the appointing authority, a unique number that the applicant shall list on all voter registration forms collected by the applicant.
GAB 3.11 History History: CR 07-059: cr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
GAB 3.12 GAB 3.12 Special registration deputy training.
GAB 3.12(1)(1) The content and curriculum of the training session required of each special registration deputy shall be prescribed by the board.
GAB 3.12(2) (2) The training shall include all of the following elements:
GAB 3.12(2)(a) (a) Review of Wisconsin voter eligibility requirements.
GAB 3.12(2)(b) (b) Directions on the completion of the voter registration application form, including a direction that the special registration deputy shall affix to the form his or her printed name, signature and identification number.
GAB 3.12(2)(c) (c) Directions that the information on the form shall be legible.
GAB 3.12(2)(d) (d) Review of the applicable statutory deadlines for submitting a voter registration application form.
GAB 3.12(2)(e) (e) Directions on the treatment of confidential voter information and on the handling of proof of residence documents received from an applicant.
GAB 3.12(2)(f) (f) Review of the deadlines and procedures for delivering the completed voter registration application form to the appointing authority.
GAB 3.12(2)(g) (g) Information on the consequences of failing to follow the prescribed procedures for registering voters.
GAB 3.12(2)(h) (h) Information on providing assistance to individuals with difficulty understanding the English language and individuals with disabilities.
GAB 3.12(2)(i) (i) Information on the provisions of s. 12.13 (3) (ze), Stats., prohibiting compensation of special registration deputies according to the number of registration forms collected.
GAB 3.12(2)(j) (j) Information on the criminal sanctions applicable to the misuse of appointment as a special registration deputy.
GAB 3.12(2)(k) (k) Any other information prescribed by the board.
GAB 3.12(3) (3) The board shall provide training at times and locations designed to facilitate the participation of applicants.
GAB 3.12(4) (4) The board may authorize a municipal clerk to provide training for an applicant applying for appointment by the board.
GAB 3.12 History History: CR 07-059: cr. Register January 2008 No. 625, eff. 2-1-08.
GAB 3.13 GAB 3.13 Revocation of special registration deputy appointment.
GAB 3.13(1)(1) Under s. 6.26 (2) (b), Stats., an appointing authority may, for cause, decline to appoint an applicant as a special registration deputy, or may revoke the appointment of an existing special registration deputy.
GAB 3.13(2) (2) The basis for denying or revoking an appointment includes:
GAB 3.13(2)(a) (a) The applicant or special registration deputy lacks the qualifications of an election official as set forth in s. 7.30 (2), Stats.
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