Clerks feeling election pressures (AUDIO)
by BOB HAGUE on AUGUST 8, 2011
Wisconsin’s municipal clerks are key to smooth running elections, but they’re under increasing pressure. Sun Prairie City Clerk Dianne Herman-Brown is president of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association. She says time, and unfunded mandates, are two major concerns for clerks right now.
Herman-Brown says even as election rules and regulations grow more complex, many clerks are not given the time or the resources to keep up with training. “Many of these clerks I know personally, and their board would not let them attend training, and would not let them leave the office,” Herman-Brown recently told the state Government Accountability Board.