UW-Green Bay to Help Communities Prepare for 2022 Gubernatorial Election

Green Bay, Wis.—Wisconsin is predicted to be a “battleground” state for next year’s gubernatorial election on Nov. 8, 2022. Incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers will seek a second term in office. Currently, the Republicans have three declared candidates Adam J. Fischer, former police officer and current business owner, Rebecca Kleefisch, former Lieutenant Government, and Jonathan Wichmann.

The high-profile nature of the election along with COVID-19 considerations will put local communities and polling places under pressure to ensure a faultless voting experience and result.

UW-Green Bay is offering a Gubernatorial Election Academy over the course of two and a half days, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, to prepare local officials and volunteers on election preparation, election polling operations and duties after the polls close.

Topics that will be covered Nov. 29 & 30 include:

  • Gubernatorial Elections-Where do I start?
  • Preparing your Chief Inspectors
  • Absentee Balloting Processing
  • Emergency Contingent Planning
  • Handicap Accessibility including curbside voting
  • What to do after the polls close
  • Exit Polling and Observers

A session for training poll workers will take place on Dec. 1, 2021.

Registration for the Gubernatorial Election Academy is now open and affordable.

To learn more about the academy, visit the Government Affairs website at www.uwgb.edu/govt or contact Kassie Van Remortel, director of Government Affairs and Economic Development at 920-465-2468 or vanremok@uwgb.edu

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. 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 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.



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