Answers to Your Questions about the 2020 Election

By Joy Schwarz, Continuing Education Consultant for the Winnefox Library System

  • Are patrons putting absentee ballots in your library’s book drop?
  • Are you wondering how your library could be a polling place?
  • Are patrons confused about the absentee ballot process and timeline to vote by mail?

Join us for a webinar with people who can answer your questions about the 2020 Election and how your library can support voter turnout during the pandemic.

Date: Monday, October 12, 2020

Time: 9:00 – 10:00am

Register here

Please add your questions when you register so our panelists can see them ahead of time.

Topics:

  • election basics
  • roles libraries are playing to support voter turnout
  • library partnerships with the local Clerk’s office
  • experiences of a Clerk in both an urban office and a smaller municipality
  • the personal experience of serving as both a library director and a Clerk
  • what it looks like for staff to support the public’s access to voter registration and the election

PLUS there will be lots of time for Q&A; we can stay online through 10:30am.

Remember to add your questions when you register so our panelists can see them ahead of time.

Our panelists include:

  • Amy Peterson is Director of the Lena Public Library and is also the Clerk for the Town of Little River
  • Eileen Newcomer is Voter Education Manager with the WI League of Women Voters
  • Krissy Wick is Assistant Director for the Madison Public Library
  • Meagan Wolfe is Administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission
  • Michelle Nelson is Information Coordinator for the City of Kenosha Clerk’s office
  • Richard Rydecki is Assistant Administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission

The webinar will be recorded, captioned, and available for viewing afterwards.

This webinar is sponsored by DPI and hosted by the Winnefox Library System.