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Posted on: October 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Election Observers for General Election, November 2022

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Immediate Release: October 24, 2022

Contact: Celestine Jeffreys, Clerk

Phone: 920-448-3010

Email: Celestine.Jeffreys@GreenBayWI.Gov 

Election Observers for the November 2022, General Election:

(Green Bay, WI) 

Election Observers

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 . 

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 If you need an accommodation to vote because of a disability, please contact the Clerk’s office.


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