UW-Green Bay helps local officials prepare for 2024 presidential election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2023

The virtual Presidential Election Academy is November 8-10, 2023

Green Bay, WI — UW-Green Bay is offering a Presidential Election Academy over the course of two and a half days in November of this year to prepare local officials on election preparation, election polling operations and duties after the polls close. Registration is now open.

Wisconsin is predicted to be a “battleground” state in next year’s November 2024 presidential election. Wisconsin will also hold Democratic and Republican primary elections on April 2, 2024. Between 2000 and 2012, Wisconsin supported Republican candidates in 48.4% of presidential elections, tying with support for Democratic candidates at 48.4%.

The high-profile nature of the election will put local communities and polling places under pressure to ensure a faultless voting experience and result. To support area communities, the UW-Green Bay Presidential Election Academy participants will have their choice of topics including:

  • Working with Your County Clerk in Preparing for Elections
  • Local Candidate Lifecycle: Registration to Termination
  • Do You Have your Emergency Contingent Plans Developed?
  • Elections: Where Do I Start?
  • What to Do with an Absentee Ballot Request or In-Person Absentee Voter?
  • Mock Election: Setting Up the Polling Place
  • Absentee Voting in Assisted Living Facilities
  • Badger Books
  • Handicap Accessibility Including Curbside Voting
  • Exit Polling and Observations
  • Elections Don’t End at 8 p.m.: What to Do after the Polls Close
  • Final Election Wrap-Up
  • Election Tabletop II
  • Mastering the Election Process

Upon successful completion of sessions, participants can earn a UW-Green Bay Presidential Election badge. Registration for the Presidential Election Academy is now open and affordable.

To learn more about the academy, visit the government affairs website or contact Laura Nolan, Executive Regional Manager, Business and Government Outreach, at 920-465-2772 or nolanl@uwgb.edu.

The Presidential Election Academy is sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, creating access to education at every stage of life.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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