January 2002 Special Session
2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
July 3, 2002 - Offered by Conference on January 2002 Special Session Assembly
Bill 1
AB1-ASA1-CA1,1,11 At the locations indicated, amend the substitute amendment as follows:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,1,2 21. Page 1, line 4: delete that line and substitute:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,1,3 3" Section 1g. 5.86 of the statutes is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,4 45.86 Proceedings at central counting location locations. (1) All
5proceedings at the each central counting location shall be under the direction of the
6municipal clerk or an election official designated by the clerk unless the central
7counting location is at the county seat and the municipal clerk delegates the
8responsibility to supervise the location to the county clerk, in which case the
9proceedings shall be under the direction of the county clerk or an election official
10designated by the county clerk
. Unless election officials are selected under s. 7.30
11(4) (c) without regard to party affiliation, the employees at the each central counting
12location, other than any specially trained technicians who are required for the

1operation of the automatic tabulating equipment, shall be equally divided between
2members of the 2 major political parties under s. 7.30 (2) (a) and all duties performed
3by the employees shall be by teams consisting of an equal number of members of each
4political party whenever sufficient persons from each party are available.
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,14 5(2) At the each central counting location, a team of election officials designated
6by the clerk or other election official having charge of the location under sub. (1) shall
7check the container returned containing the ballots to determine that all seals are
8intact, and thereupon shall open the container, check the inspectors' slip and
9compare the number of ballots so delivered against the total number of electors of
10each ward served by the polling place who voted, remove the ballots or record of the
11votes cast and deliver them to the technicians operating the automatic tabulating
12equipment. Any discrepancies between the number of ballots and total number of
13electors shall be noted on a sheet furnished for that purpose and signed by the
14election officials.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1m 15Section 1m. 6.18 of the statutes is amended to read:".
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,16 162. Page 3, line 12: after that line insert:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,17 17" Section 1pc. 6.87 (2) (form) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,1818 6.87 (2) (form)
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,1919 [STATE OF ....
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,2020 County of ....]
AB1-ASA1-CA1,2,2222 [(name of foreign country and city or other jurisdictional unit)]
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,1223 I, ...., certify subject to the penalties of s. 12.60 (1) (b), Wis. Stats., for false
24statements, that I am a resident of the [.... ward of the] (town) (village) of ...., or of

1the .... aldermanic district in the city of ...., residing at ....* in said city, the county
2of ...., state of Wisconsin, and am entitled to vote in the (ward) (election district) at
3the election to be held on ....; that I am not voting at any other location in this election;
4that I am unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place in the (ward) (election
5district) on election day or have changed my residence within the state from one ward
6or election district to another within 10 days before the election. An elector who
7provides an identification serial number issued under s. 6.47 (3) need not provide a
8street address.
I certify that I exhibited the enclosed ballot unmarked to the witness,
9that I then in (his) (her) presence and in the presence of no other person marked the
10ballot and enclosed and sealed the same in this envelope in such a manner that no
11one but myself and any person rendering assistance under s. 6.87 (5), Wis. Stats., if
12I requested assistance, could know how I voted.
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,1313 Signed ....
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,1414 Identification serial number, if any: ....
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,1515 The witness shall execute the following:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,2016 I, the undersigned witness, subject to the penalties of s. 12.60 (1) (b), Wis.
17Stats., for false statements, certify that the above statements are true and the voting
18procedure was executed as there stated. I am not a candidate for any office on the
19enclosed ballot (except in the case of an incumbent municipal clerk). I did not solicit
20or advise the elector to vote for or against any candidate or measure.
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,2121 ....(Name)
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,2222 ....(Address)**
AB1-ASA1-CA1,3,24 23* — An elector who provides an identification serial number issued under s.
246.47 (3), Wis. Stats., need not provide a street address.
1** — If this form is executed before 2 special voting deputies under s. 6.875 (6),
2Wis. Stats., both deputies shall witness and sign.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pe 3Section 1pe. 6.875 (1) (at) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,4,54 6.875 (1) (at) "Qualified retirement home" means a retirement home that
5qualifies under sub. (2) (b) (c) to utilize the procedures under this section.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pg 6Section 1pg. 6.875 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,4,97 6.875 (2) (a) The procedures prescribed in this section are the exclusive means
8of absentee voting for electors who are occupants of nursing homes or, qualified
9community-based residential facilities or qualified retirement homes.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pj 10Section 1pj. 6.875 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 2001 Wisconsin Act 16,
11is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,6,212 6.875 (6) Special voting deputies in each municipality shall, not later than 5
13p.m. on the Friday preceding an election, arrange one or more convenient times with
14the administrator of each nursing home or, qualified retirement home, and qualified
15community-based residential facility in the municipality from which one or more
16occupants have filed an application under s. 6.86 to conduct absentee voting for the
17election. The time may be no earlier than the 4th Monday preceding the election and
18no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the election. Upon request of a relative
19of an occupant of a nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified
20community-based residential facility, the administrator may notify the relative of
21the time or times at which special voting deputies will conduct absentee voting at the
22home or facility, and permit the relative to be present in the room where the voting
23is conducted. At the designated time, 2 deputies appointed under sub. (4) shall visit
24the nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified community-based
facility. The municipal clerk or executive director of the board of election

1commissioners shall issue a supply of absentee ballots to the deputies sufficient to
2provide for the number of valid applications received by the clerk, and a reasonable
3additional number of ballots. The municipal clerk or executive director shall keep
4a careful record of all ballots issued to the deputies and shall require the deputies to
5return every ballot issued to them. The deputies shall personally offer each elector
6who has filed a proper application the opportunity to cast his or her absentee ballot.
7If an elector is present who has not filed a proper application, the 2 deputies may
8accept an application from the elector and shall issue a ballot to the elector if the
9elector is qualified and the application is proper. The deputies shall administer each
the oath certification and may, upon request of the elector, assist the elector
11in marking the elector's ballot. Upon request of the elector, a relative of the elector
12who is present in the room may assist the elector in marking the elector's ballot. All
13voting shall be conducted in the presence of the deputies. No individual other than
14a deputy may administer witness the oath certification and no individual other than
15a deputy or relative of an elector may render voting assistance to the elector. Upon
16completion of the voting, the deputies shall promptly deliver, either personally or by
171st class mail, any absentee ballot applications and the sealed certificate envelope
18containing each ballot to the clerk or board of election commissioners of the
19municipality in which the elector casting the ballot resides, within such time as will
20permit delivery to the polling place serving the elector's residence on election day.
21Personal delivery may be made by the deputies no later than noon on election day.
22If a qualified elector is not able to cast his or her ballot on 2 separate visits by the
23deputies to the nursing home or qualified retirement home facility, they shall so
24inform the municipal clerk or executive director of the board of election

1commissioners, who may then send the ballot to the elector no later than 5 p.m. on
2the Friday preceding the election.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pL 3Section 1pL. 6.88 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,6,134 6.88 (1) When an absentee ballot arrives at the office of the municipal clerk,
5the clerk shall enclose it, unopened, in a carrier envelope which shall be securely
6sealed and endorsed with the name and official title of the clerk, and the words "This
7envelope contains the ballot of an absent elector and must be opened at the polls
8during polling hours on election day". If the ballot was received by the elector by
9facsimile transmission or electronic mail and is accompanied by a separate
10certificate, the clerk shall enclose the ballot in a certificate envelope and securely
11append the completed certificate to the outside of the envelope before enclosing the
12ballot in the carrier envelope. The clerk shall keep the ballot in the clerk's office until
13delivered, as required in sub. (2).
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pn 14Section 1pn. 6.92 of the statutes is renumbered 6.92 (1) and amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,6,2215 6.92 (1) Each Except as provided in sub. (2), each inspector shall challenge for
16cause any person offering to vote whom the inspector knows or suspects is not a
17qualified elector. If a person is challenged as unqualified by an inspector, one of the
18inspectors shall administer the following oath or affirmation to the person: "You do
19solemnly swear (or affirm) that you will fully and truly answer all questions put to
20you regarding your place of residence and qualifications as an elector of this
21election"; and shall then ask questions which are appropriate as determined by the
22board, by rule, to test the person's qualifications.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1po 23Section 1po. 6.92 (2) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,6,2524 6.92 (2) An inspector appointed under s. 7.30 (2) (am) may not challenge any
25person offering to vote.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pp
1Section 1pp. 7.03 (1) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2001 Wisconsin Act 16,
2is amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,7,143 7.03 (1) (a) A Except as authorized under this paragraph, a reasonable daily
4compensation shall be paid to each inspector, voting machine custodian, automatic
5tabulating equipment technician, member of a board of canvassers, messenger, and
6tabulator who is employed and performing duties under chs. 5 to 12. Daily
7compensation shall also be provided to officials and trainees for attendance at
8training sessions and examinations required by the board under s. 7.31.
9Alternatively, such election officials and trainees may be paid by the hour at a
10proportionate rate for each hour actually worked. Any election official or trainee may
11choose to volunteer his or her services by filing with the municipal clerk of the
12municipality in which he or she serves a written declination to accept compensation.
13The volunteer status of the election official or trainee remains effective until the
14official or trainee files a written revocation with the municipal clerk.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pr 15Section 1pr. 7.03 (1) (b), (bm), (c) and (d) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,7,2116 7.03 (1) (b) Except as provided in par. (bm), payment any compensation owed
17shall be made paid by the municipality in which the election is held, except that any
18compensation payable to a technician, messenger, tabulator, or member of the board
19of canvassers who is employed to perform services for the county shall be paid by the
20county and compensation payable to any messenger or tabulator who is employed to
21perform services for the state shall be paid by the board.
AB1-ASA1-CA1,8,222 (bm) Whenever a special election is called by a county or by a school district,
23a technical college district, a sewerage district, a sanitary district , or a public inland
24lake protection and rehabilitation district, the county or district shall pay the

1compensation of all election officials performing duties in those municipalities, as
2determined under sub. (2).
AB1-ASA1-CA1,8,73 (c) If a central counting location serving more than one municipality is utilized
4under s. 7.51 (1), the cost of compensation of election officials at the location shall be
5proportionately divided between the municipalities utilizing the location, except
6that if all municipalities within a county utilize the location, the compensation shall
7be paid by the county.
AB1-ASA1-CA1,8,128 (d) Special Except as otherwise provided in par. (a), special registration
9deputies appointed under s. 6.55 (6), special voting deputies appointed under s. 6.875
10(4) and officials and trainees who attend training sessions under s. 7.15 (1) (e) or 7.25
11(5) may also be compensated by the municipality where they serve at the option of
12the municipality.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pt 13Section 1pt. 7.08 (3) (intro.) and (4) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,8,2014 7.08 (3) Election manual. (intro.) Prepare and publish separate from the
15election laws an election manual written so as to be easily understood by the general
16public explaining the duties of the election officials, together with notes and
17references to the statutes as the board considers advisable. The manual shall be
18furnished by the board free to each county and municipal clerk or board of election
19commissioners and others in such manner as it deems most likely to promote the
20public welfare.
The election manual shall:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,9,2 21(4) Election laws. Publish the election laws. The board shall furnish the
22election laws free to each county and municipal clerk and board of election
23commissioners in sufficient supply to provide one copy for reference at each office and
24at each polling place.
The board shall sell or distribute or arrange for the sale or

of copies of the election laws to county and municipal clerks and boards
2of election commissioners and
members of the public.
AB1-ASA1-CA1, s. 1pv 3Section 1pv. 7.08 (5) of the statutes is created to read:
AB1-ASA1-CA1,9,74 7.08 (5) District maps. Distribute, upon request and free of charge, to any
5candidate for representative in Congress, state senator, or representative to the
6assembly a copy of the map or maps received under s. 16.96 (3) (b) showing district