Public Test of Voting Equipment: Note to voters: the Spring Primary Election race is for Somerset School Board only. Only registered voters of the Somerset school district will vote. PUBLIC NOTICE TESTING ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT FOR THE Spring Primary ElectionFebruary 20, 2024State of WisconsinSt. Croix County According to Wis. Stats. 5.84(1) Testing Equipment, the electronic voting equipment must be tested at a public meeting. The DS200 and Expressvote electronic voting system which utilize automatic tabulating equipment will be tested on the following date:Tuesday, February 13, 202411:30 A.M.Town Hall, 1428 – 100th Street,New Richmond, WI 54017Patrick Earley, Richmond Town ClerkThe test is open to the public.

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]