The April 7 election in the State of Wisconsin took place at an extraordinarily difficult time – the nation was just beginning to wrestle with the effects of the coronavirus, with significant impacts on the availability of people and resources usually needed to conduct a statewide vote. In addition, fierce partisan disagreements and resulting litigation created a fluid, contentious environment where the “rules of the road” were uncertain for election officials and voters alike. Through it all, Wisconsin’s election community – led by its State Elections Commission – had to navigate both pandemic and politics to hold its primary.
Join Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe for a discussion of the Badger State’s experience in administering the April 7 election and the lessons learned for Wisconsin in 2020 and beyond. Doug Chapin, Director of Election Research, Fors Marsh Group and CEA faculty will moderate.
This webinar is brought to you by the Certificate in Election Administration (CEA) program at the University of Minnesota, a pioneering online academic program that provides comprehensive, semester based courses on election administration taught by national experts.