All content, of both the original and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

We're Watching Wisconsin Elections Campaign

The following is an email from We're Watching Wisconsin Elections Campaign


To vote in Wisconsin, all voters are required to be registered. Once a voter registration has been processed, that registration is recorded on the Wisconsin Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). The registration is then deemed “legal” and “active.”

An eligible voter must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old, and a resident of Wisconsin and reside in an election district for 10 days prior to an election with no intent to move.

To be eligible, a voter must not be a felon, judged incompetent, have a bet or wager on the election, or be a resident for less than 10 days except in the case of a Presidential election.

In Wisconsin, the opportunity to register comes in myriad ways throughout the year:

· In Person – Open Registration – anytime during the year up until 20 days prior to the election, no proof of residence required

· In-person – Late Registration: after open registration closes and up to Election Day in the clerk’s office, proof of residence required. Voter’s name appears on supplemental poll list.

· By mail— Copies of proof of residence and I.D. must accompany registration form.

· During voter registration drives: conducted by Special Registration Deputies (Think ACORN) at libraries, fire stations, county fairs, campuses, or shopping malls.

· On Election Day at the polls. Wisconsin is one of only 11 states using this process. Same-day Voter Registration requires the voter to complete the application and provide “proof of residence” documentation. Ballots for same-day registrants are counted in that election but the actual registration is not verified until AFTER Election Day.

All the above options to register create confusion at the municipal clerk’s office and at polling places, for the voter as well as the staff. It adds a ton of paper work and explodes budgets for municipalities. The closer to Election Day the registration occurs, the fewer days the clerks have to verify that the registration information is correct and that the person is, indeed, qualified to vote. For example, in the 2008 election, 62,000 voters registered on Election Day ALONE in the City of Milwaukee. How many of those registrations were actually legitimate? But all of their votes were counted in the election.

Because Wisconsin does not require a photo voter ID, a name on a poll list can be voted by anyone claiming to be that registered voter. Once a registration is placed in the SVRS system, that registration can be voted basically forever or until the registrant dies. Even then, some names are not detected as needing removal so the registration lives on. Incorrect registrations that lead to a fraudulent vote deny the honest citizen his constitutional right to have his vote count.

Join your fellow citizens in helping to protect our votes--- volunteer to be an Election Observer!


What Can You Do?


Training Classes Are Open to the General Public

Oct. 5 - Cedarburg Police Department (W75N444 Wauwatosa Rd) 7:00pm

Oct. 7 - Green Bay (Brown County Public Library) 7:00pm

Oct. 8 - LaCrosse (Northside Policing Station) 7:00pm

Oct. 12 - Stevens Point (TBD) 6:00pm

Oct. 16 - Eau Claire (TBD) 2:00pm

Oct. 18 - West Allis Public Library 6:30

Oct. 19 - Waukesha Repub. HQ - 6:30pm

Racine/Kenosha - Trainings run by Lou - TBD (Location and Time)

Call Jon Waclawski at 608-239-2996 to arrange a training program.

Who Can Observe? Each and Every One of Us

When and Where Can You Observe?

1. At the Polling Place on Election Day (including the Primary)

2. At the Polling Place After the Polls Close

3. Absentee Ballot Count Locations (ask your clerk)

4. During Absentee Voting in a Clerk’s Office STARTED TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. At Nursing Homes, etc., Prior to the Election

We have the tools to make you an Effective Observer:

1. Election Observer Manual

2. Companion PowerPoint Presentation

Where can I find these tools:

Where do I sign up? Go to

The GOP has the infrastructure and an attorney in place to help us facilitate this effort of keeping our elections fair and honest. Sign-up and training classes are open to the general public.

Upon contacting the Wisconsin Democrat Party, they provided no link for training or sign-up.


The We’re Watching Wisconsin Elections Campaign is an unaffiliated group of concerned citizens who follow issues affecting Wisconsin elections.

Links: Practically Speaking, Betterbrookfield, RandyMelchert, Jay Weber, Vicki McKenna, The Right View Wisconsin, CNS News, Mark Levin, Breitbart BigGovernment, The Heritage Foundation

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