Last fall the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network placed trained volunteer election observerGroup coordinating election observers by phone and laptops in 493 polling places to monitor the elections—and they made a difference. In Appleton, a registrar was confused about what what documents were acceptable proof of residence. She almost rejected a Badgercare invoice, though it is an acceptable document. And in Appleton, a car registration was initially rejected.

In each case, the observer was able to work with the Chief Inspector to resolve the issue, and the voters could cast their ballots.

Photo: coordination of election observers.


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