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Immediate Release: October 24, 2022
Contact: Celestine Jeffreys, Clerk
Election Observers for the November 2022, General Election:
(Green Bay, WI)
The City of Green Bay welcomes Election Observers in the Clerk’s office during In-Person Absentee Voting, at Central Count (the location where absentee ballots are counted), and on Election Day at the polls. Observers promote transparency and confidence in an Election and its results. Consistent with Wisconsin’s tradition of open government, state statutes ensure that election observers do not, intentionally or otherwise, interfere with or disrupt the right to vote. Election observers are members of the public who visit polling locations to view the real-time activities of voters, poll workers, and other staff.
Observers must follow rules set down by the WEC https://elections.wi.gov/resources/brochures/wisconsin-election-observer-rules-glance-brochure .
When at a polling location, central count, or an in-person absentee voting location, observers will:
• Notify the Chief Inspector of their presence and interest in observing
• Provide photo identification
• Complete and sign the election observer log
• Wear an election observer tag
• Ask questions only of the Chief Inspector
• Follow directives of the Chief Inspector
Election Observers may not engage in any activity that is intended to influence voting, including interacting with voters, taking photos or videos inside a polling location, using a cellphone for voice calls, viewing confidential information on the poll list, handling official election documents, or discussing or displaying information about candidates, parties, or ballot questions. The only exception to these rules is that video and still photos are allowed at Central Count.
Election observers, who are also residents of Wisconsin, may challenge voters but must do so in accordance with the procedures established in state law. All challenges to voters are directed to the Chief Inspector only.
The Clerk’s office is available to answer your questions before Election Day at (920) 448-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need an accommodation to vote because of a disability, please contact the Clerk’s office.