LRB-4574/1
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2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 9, 2018 - Introduced by Representatives Horlacher, Bernier and
Brandtjen. Referred to Committee on Campaigns and Elections.
AB925,1,3 1An Act to amend 6.875 (3) (b) of the statutes; relating to: the duties of special
2voting deputies with regard to retirement homes that are part of a multiple-use
3facility.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, a municipal clerk may dispatch special voting deputies to
a residential care facility or qualified retirement home so that the occupants of the
facility or home may cast an absentee ballot in person with the special voting
deputies rather than vote in person at the appropriate polling place or request and
complete an absentee ballot by mail. Current law provides that the occupants of a
retirement home that is not a qualified retirement home may vote in person at the
appropriate polling place or request and complete an absentee ballot by mail. Under
current law, a retirement home is a facility occupied as a primary residence by ten
or more unrelated individuals. A qualified retirement home is a retirement home
that has a significant number of occupants who lack adequate transportation to the
polling place, need assistance in voting, are aged 60 or over, or are indefinitely
confined. Current law also requires that if a retirement home is located within a
municipality on the same grounds as one or more residential care facilities to which
special voting deputies are dispatched the management of the retirement home shall
provide the names and addresses of the home occupants to the clerk so that the
special voting deputies may verify which electors are eligible to cast absentee ballots
in person with the deputies.
This bill provides that if a retirement home that is not a qualified retirement
home is located within a municipality as part of a multiple-use facility consisting of

one or more qualified retirement homes or residential care facilities to which special
voting deputies are dispatched, the management of the retirement home must
provide the clerk with the names and addresses of the occupants of the home. The
clerk then provides the special voting deputies with the names and addresses of the
verified residents who are eligible to cast absentee ballots in person with the
deputies.
For further information see the local fiscal estimate, which will be printed as
an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB925,1 1Section 1. 6.875 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB925,2,162 6.875 (3) (b) An occupant of a retirement home that is not a qualified retirement
3home is not eligible to cast a ballot with a special voting deputy, as provided under
4sub. (4), but
may vote in person at the polling place serving his or her residence or
5may apply for and cast an absentee ballot at the election in the same manner as
6provided for other electors of the municipality where he or she resides. If a
7retirement home that is not a qualified retirement home is located within a
8municipality on the same grounds as as part of a multiple-use facility consisting of
9one or more qualified retirement homes or residential care facilities to which the
10municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality dispatches
11special voting deputies to conduct voting at an election, the municipal clerk or board
12of election commissioners shall obtain from the management of the retirement home
13the names and addresses of the occupants of the home. The municipal clerk or board
14of election commissioners shall then provide the special voting deputies with the
15names and addresses to the special voting deputies to verify which of the verified
16residents who are eligible to cast their ballots with the special voting deputies.
AB925,2,1717 (End)
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