Republican Party plans to name poll workers across state
CLAY BARBOUR | firstname.lastname@example.org | 608-252-6129 |
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:00 am
The Republican Party of Wisconsin is planning a concerted effort this year to make sure it is represented at polling locations across the state, making use of a little-known state law that allows the parties to name poll workers.
The law, which had been used only sporadically before, allows political parties to submit lists of poll workers to municipal clerks, a rule intended to give each party representation at polling locations to oversee the accuracy of the process.
Clerks must choose workers from the submitted lists, the breakdown of which is based on the number of votes each party’s candidate received at that polling place in the previous gubernatorial or presidential election.