GREEN BAY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Brown County

UW-Green Bay to host virtual Gubernatorial Election Academy in Nov.

Local News

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – “There’s a lot of intricate details and statutes that are required in this, so it’s important that it’s done exactly how it’s supposed to be,” said Kassie Van Remortel, Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development.

That is one of the reasons why UW-Green Bay is offering a virtual Gubernatorial Election Academy in November. “We have Municipal Clerks from all over the State of Wisconsin including poll workers,” added Van Remortel.

The two-and-a-half-day course is available for anyone who wants to learn. “I’m guessing we’re going to have around 100-150 or even 200 people participating. We train over 3000 Municipal Clerks, Treasurers, and County Officials during the year,” explained Van Remortel.

One of the many topics covered in the virtual-only academy is how to assist individuals with disabilities who are interested in voting or working the polls.

“We’re doing a mock election on how to set up a polling place and there are a lot of rules that go into that,” said Van Remortel.

They will also cover the various options voters have in casting their ballots. “We’re also doing training on absentee voting and you know how controversial that has been,” explained Van Remortel.

The Academy dates are set for Nov. 29 and 30, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dec. 1 is also added for specific poll workers training.

Organizers say the cost is $159, with a $25 processing fee. They explain refunds will not be honored for cancellations after Nov. 12. For more information on the class, click here.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

EXCEPTIONAL ATHLETE: Emily LaChapell

GAME OF THE WEEK: FREEDOM VS WRIGHTSTOWN

GBN 12/1/21 - LOOK AT PLAYOFF PICTURE

GBN 12/1/21 - CHALLENGE OR NO CHALLENGE

GBN 12/1/21 - LETS GET SOCIAL

GBN 12/2/21 - WELCOME BACK DEFENSE