Category: Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities

Accessibility Advisory Committee

The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) established an Accessibility Advisory Committee to address accessibility concerns and continue their strong commitment to serving voters with disabilities. The WEC regularly hosts forums and meets with the Wisconsin Disability Coalition to provide updates, solicit input, and address concerns. One notable success from this collaborative partnership was a webinar for municipal clerks on accessible polling place setup. During the pandemic, WEC staff also worked with partners to develop and disseminate guidance for care facilities assisting residents with voting in the absence of Special Voting Deputies.

Competition Submission

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) annual Clearinghouse Awards, also known as the “Clearie” Awards, promote best practices in elections and celebrate the accomplishments of election officials across the United States.

Winner: Wisconsin Elections Commission