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Q: voter registration laws ( Answered 1 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: voter registration laws
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: becky2000-ga
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Posted: 01 Aug 2004 17:05 PDT
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Question ID: 382158
Text of law or rule which prohibits deputy voter registrars in
Wisconsin from electioneering.
Subject: Re: voter registration laws
Answered By: mvguy-ga on 01 Aug 2004 22:23 PDT
Rated:1 out of 5 stars

The law regarding electioneering by any election official can be found
at this page:

It is Chapter 12 of the Wisconsin statutes, "Prohibited Election Practices."

Here is a key excerpt:

"12.03 Election day campaigning restricted. 
"(1) No election official may engage in electioneering on election day.
"(2) No person may engage in electioneering during polling
hours on any public property on election day within 100 feet of an
entrance to a building containing a polling place. This subsection
does not apply to the placement of any material on the bumper of
a motor vehicle that is located on such property on election day.
"(3) A municipal clerk, election inspector or law enforcement
officer may remove posters or other advertising which is placed
in violation of this section.
"(4) In this section, 'electioneering' means any activity which
is intended to influence voting at an election."

So the basic answer is that no election official, including a deputy
voter registrar, can electioneer on election day.  I found no
reference to indicate that election officials can't electioneer on
other days.

I hope this fully answers your question.



Search strategy:

I went to and followed to links to get to the
Wisconsin statutes on this page:

Then I did a search for the term "electioneering" and browsed through the results.

Request for Answer Clarification by becky2000-ga on 02 Aug 2004 07:23 PDT
This speaks only of rules regarding election day.  My question was
broader and regarded voter registration before election day.

Clarification of Answer by mvguy-ga on 03 Aug 2004 23:23 PDT
I am sorry you did not find the answer satisfactory. I provided you
with the state law about electioneering, because I thought that's what
you had asked for. As far as I was able to determine, none of the
statutes prohibiting electioneering specifically address the time
period before the election.
becky2000-ga rated this answer:1 out of 5 stars
This did not answer my question; I asked about voter regisration not
about election practices.

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