Wisconsin’s election managers are trying to get ahead of any criticism of the August primary by reminding voters that local election managers do almost all of the work on Election Day.
Wisconsin Elections Commission administrator Meagan Wolfe told reporters on Tuesday that the Commission simply supports local election clerks across the state.
“Wisconsin has the most decentralized election system in the nation,” Wolfe explained. “Each of our 1,850 municipal and 72 county clerks really do the on-the-ground work of administering elections.”
Wolfe’s Tuesday news conference is one of several she’s planning in the run-up to both the August primary and the November general election.
“The best way to combat misunderstandings about the election process is to provide the facts and to show the public opportunities for them to engage with elections,” Wolfe said. “There are no locked doors or dark corners in elections, and we want members of the public to get involved.”
Wolfe and the Elections Commission continue to deal with questions about the 2020 president vote. more