In 2017, Wisconsin Elections Commission staff developed an electronic poll book application for use in Wisconsin elections. The Badger Book is the only electronic poll book authorized for use in Wisconsin and is the only e-poll book application with direct WisVote integration. Badger Books are not connected to the internet.
The Badger Book is only an electronic version of the paper poll book and as such, performs only those functions. It is used to check in voters, process Election Day Registrations (EDRs), and record absentee participation.
Badger Books are not voting machines – you can’t cast votes on them. Voting will continue to be done on paper ballots. They are not vote tabulators – they don’t count votes. The vote tabulation process will not change.
After Election Day, a data file generated from the Badger Book is used to upload election participation and Election Day Registration information into WisVote so voters may see their participation more quickly in MyVote.
The Town Board approved the purchase of Badger Books in November of 2021. They will be used for the August and November elections in 2022.
Residents with questions about the electronic poll books should please contact the Town Clerk at 715-808-1795 or by email at [email protected]