By Tim Kowols
With more than 40 election law changes since 2011, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is recruiting observers for polling locations on November 8. Started as a pilot program in 2010, election observers help monitor what is going on at the polls and see which procedures are working and which are not. LWV Wisconsin executive director Andrea Kaminski says they have been able to use the data from election observers to work with state and local officials.
Election observers are provided with online training, reporting forms, polling place assignments, and a hotline number to call once they sign up to volunteer.