If your community group wants to learn more about election integrity—or if you’ve already heard enough about the problem and just want to know how fix it—consider hosting a WGN Road Show for Election Integrity. With handouts and plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, we can explain:
- The risks that threaten accurate election results, and what regular citizens and local election officials can do to address them;
- The roles of GAB, county officials, and municipal officials in ensuring accurate election results, and the opportunities and limitations of each;
- Wisconsin elections law and practice relating to the accuracy of our election results;
- and more.
How long? That’s up to you. We’ve got a ten-minute version of the presentation, and an hour-long version, and anything in between. But be advised: you’ll need plenty of time for productive questions and discussion. It’s usually hard to get people to leave.
Where? We’re willing to travel anywhere in Wisconsin.
How much? We can pay for our own travel. We just want to get the word out.
Invite your local elections officials. If your community is going to improve the reliable accuracy of your election results, you’ll be working with the local elections officials sooner or later, so invite them to the road show! Their presence helps the discussion stay constructive, realistic, and relevant to local issues;; reassures them that no one is making nasty accusations behind their backs; and starts the ball rolling on a cooperative, collaborative relationship. If your county or municipal clerk is hesitant about attending, we can give him or her names of other clerks who have attended, so they can call and find out their experience.
If you have any group members with experience as election inspectors or as IT professionals, extend a special invitation to them, too. Their presence will also improve the discussion.
How do I arrange a presentation for my community group? Email the Wisconsin Grassroots Network Election Integrity Action Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to leave us a phone number or email where we can reach you, and let us know about when you would like a presentation.