CHAPTER 7
ELECTION OFFICIALS; BOARDS; SELECTION AND DUTIES; CANVASSING
SUBCHAPTER I
SELECTION AND DUTIES
7.03   Compensation of election officials and trainees.
7.08   Elections commission.
7.10   County clerks.
7.11   Menominee county; town elections.
7.15   Municipal clerks.
7.20   Board of election commissioners.
7.21   Election commissioners, duties and regulations.
7.22   Municipal board of election commissioners.
7.23   Destruction of election materials.
7.24   Title to election materials.
7.25   Voting machine officials' duties.
7.30   Appointment of election officials.
7.31   Training and certification of chief inspectors.
7.315   Training of other election officials.
7.32   Change of election official numbers.
7.33   Service as an election official.
7.36   Chief inspector's duties.
7.37   Inspectors' duties.
7.38   Vacancies after nomination.
7.40   Sample ballots.
7.41   Public's right to access.
SUBCHAPTER II
CANVASS OF RETURNS AND CERTIFICATION
7.50   Elector intent.
7.51   Local board of canvassers.
7.52   Canvassing of absentee ballots.
7.53   Municipal canvass.
7.54   Contested elections.
7.60   County canvass.
7.70   State canvass.
7.75   Presidential electors meeting.
7.80   Notice of election.
Ch. 7 Note NOTE: 2005 Wis. Act 451, which made major revisions to the election laws, including to Chapter 7, contains an extensive prefatory note explaining the changes.
Ch. 7 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in s. 5.02.
subch. I of ch. 7 SUBCHAPTER I
SELECTION AND DUTIES
7.03 7.03 Compensation of election officials and trainees.
7.03(1)(1)
7.03(1)(a)(a) Except as authorized under this paragraph, a reasonable daily compensation shall be paid to each inspector, voting machine custodian, automatic tabulating equipment technician, member of a board of canvassers, messenger, and tabulator who is employed and performing duties under chs. 5 to 12. Daily compensation shall also be provided to inspectors and inspector trainees for attendance at training programs conducted by the commission and municipal clerks under ss. 7.31 and 7.315. Alternatively, such election officials and trainees may be paid by the hour at a proportionate rate for each hour actually worked. Any election official or trainee may choose to volunteer his or her services by filing with the municipal clerk of the municipality in which he or she serves a written declination to accept compensation. The volunteer status of the election official or trainee remains effective until the official or trainee files a written revocation with the municipal clerk.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (a) is shown as amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118. Prior to 6-30-16 it reads:
Effective date text (a) Except as authorized under this paragraph, a reasonable daily compensation shall be paid to each inspector, voting machine custodian, automatic tabulating equipment technician, member of a board of canvassers, messenger, and tabulator who is employed and performing duties under chs. 5 to 12. Daily compensation shall also be provided to inspectors and inspector trainees for attendance at training programs conducted by the board and municipal clerks under ss. 7.31 and 7.315. Alternatively, such election officials and trainees may be paid by the hour at a proportionate rate for each hour actually worked. Any election official or trainee may choose to volunteer his or her services by filing with the municipal clerk of the municipality in which he or she serves a written declination to accept compensation. The volunteer status of the election official or trainee remains effective until the official or trainee files a written revocation with the municipal clerk.
7.03(1)(b) (b) Except as provided in par. (bm), any compensation owed shall be paid by the municipality in which the election is held, except that any compensation payable to a technician, messenger, tabulator, or member of the board of canvassers who is employed to perform services for the county shall be paid by the county and compensation payable to any messenger or tabulator who is employed to perform services for the state shall be paid by the commission.
Effective date note NOTE: Par. (b) is shown as amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118. Prior to 6-30-16 it reads:
Effective date text (b) Except as provided in par. (bm), any compensation owed shall be paid by the municipality in which the election is held, except that any compensation payable to a technician, messenger, tabulator, or member of the board of canvassers who is employed to perform services for the county shall be paid by the county and compensation payable to any messenger or tabulator who is employed to perform services for the state shall be paid by the board.
7.03(1)(bm) (bm) Whenever a special election is called by a county or by a school district, a technical college district, a sewerage district, a sanitary district, or a public inland lake protection and rehabilitation district, the county or district shall pay the compensation of election officials performing duties in those municipalities, as determined under sub. (2).
7.03(1)(c) (c) If a central counting location serving more than one municipality is utilized under s. 7.51 (1), the cost of compensation of election officials at the location shall be proportionately divided between the municipalities utilizing the location, except that if all municipalities within a county utilize the location, the compensation shall be paid by the county.
7.03(1)(d) (d) Except as otherwise provided in par. (a), special voting deputies appointed under s. 6.875 (4) and other officials and trainees who attend training sessions under s. 7.15 (1) (e) or 7.25 (5) may also be compensated by the municipality where they serve at the option of the municipality.
7.03(2) (2) The amount of compensation of election officials, when authorized or required, shall be fixed by the appropriate county board of supervisors, municipal governing body, or municipal board of election commissioners in cities over 500,000 population. The commission shall fix the amount to be paid any person employed to perform duties for the state. If the commission employs an individual to perform duties which are the responsibility of a county or municipality, the commission shall charge the expense to the county or municipality.
Effective date note NOTE: Sub. (2) is shown as amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118. Prior to 6-30-16 it reads:
Effective date text (2) The amount of compensation of election officials, when authorized or required, shall be fixed by the appropriate county board of supervisors, municipal governing body, or municipal board of election commissioners in cities over 500,000 population. The board shall fix the amount to be paid any person employed to perform duties for the state. If the board employs an individual to perform duties which are the responsibility of a county or municipality, the board shall charge the expense to the county or municipality.
7.08 7.08 Elections commission. In addition to its duties for ballot arrangement under ch. 5 and date and notice requirements under ch. 10, the board shall:
Effective date note NOTE: Section 7.08 (title) is shown as amended eff. 6-30-16 by 2015 Wis. Act 118. Prior to 6-30-16 it reads:
Effective date text 7.08Government accountability board.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before May 10, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after May 10, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 5-10-16)