Welcome to Voter Service Central!
Here's what you need to help voters register to vote, obtain the required
voter photo ID, and cast a ballot that will be counted.
Training and Reporting
If you were a Special Registration Deputy (SRD), your certification has expired. You can still assist voters completing paper registration forms and getting them to their clerk with proof of residence, and you can assist voters using the Online Voter Registration (OVR) system linked to MyVote. The Wisconsin Elections Commission has created a video to help former SRDs learn to use the new OVR system to assist voters. We encourage you to watch this video.
Our voter outreach volunteers must have City of Madison Voter Education Ambassador training. This excellent training will provide you with a portfolio of forms and informational brochures useful when assisting voters. You do not need to be a City of Madison resident to participate, and the training is pertinent to helping residents of any Wisconsin municipality. Voter Education Ambassador training schedule.
The Voter Service team has created a follow-up training, Everything you wanted to know about helping voters but were afraid to ask, which reviews and reinforces information from the Voter Education Ambassador training, including practice activities. The following materials from the training are available for review:
We expect voter outreach volunteers to track and report their activity. Please print a log form to use at your event, then enter the data online after the event.
Our Outreach Programs
RESOURCES FOR PLANNING AND EXECUTING VOTER OUTREACH
- A quick chart for those helping voters with registration, whether using OVR or paper forms. (3/25/2018)
- Planning a voter outreach event? Adapt this planning guide to your own event.
- The pamphlet Making It Clear (11/2017) is a tool for community members helping citizens navigate requirements for registering and voting in Wisconsin. It clarifies many of the ambiguities surrounding proof of residence and voter photo IDs. Developed by Marian Matthews and other LWVDC members.
- If you encounter technical issues when assisting voters with MyVote, please report the problem, so we can use your experience to improve our training and alert the WEC to issues with the software.