An electronic poll book, also referred to as an e-poll book, is the computer equipment, program or a combination of the two that replaces a paper-based poll book. E-poll books allow election officials to review and/or process voter information during an election but do not actually count votes. An e-poll book can do everything that a paper poll book does. E-poll books may also allow clerks to record voter participation in SVRS, enter Election Day registrations and redirect voters to the correct polling location.

Wis. Stat. §6.79 allows municipal clerks to maintain poll lists manually or electronically. The Government Accountability Board, Elections Division, is analyzing how electronic poll books could be used at Wisconsin voting locations and will be developing and recommending standards for their approval. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. The information you provide will help guide our analysis and final product.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the G.A.B. Help Desk: or (608) 261-2028.

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