Notice of Primary Election – August 9, 2022: Notice of Location and Hours of Polling Place At the Partisan Primary to be held on August 9, 2022 in the Town of Richmond the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:                            Location                                                                             Wards Town Hall – 1428 100th St. New Richmond, WI                                        1-6 (all)     All polling places will open at 7:00 A.M. and will close at 8:00 P.M. All polling places are accessible to elderly and voters with disabilities.  If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk. Pat [email protected] ______________________________________________________ Notice of Meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as the Local Canvassing Board for the purpose of conducting the local canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 7.51.  This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

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Town of Richmond to Utilize Badger Books

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]