Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board applauded

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MADISON — Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board is being applauded by three agencies for its election preparedness and innovation in elections technology. Wisconsin ranked among the top five states in a recent study assessing “how prepared each state is to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and every vote is counted.”

The study, Counting Votes 2012: A State by State Look at Voting Technology Preparedness, was conducted by three agencies: Common Cause Educational Fund, Verified Voting Foundation, and Rutgers Law School. The study ranks states from best to worst in five areas including ballot reconciliation, election contingency plans, and post-election audits. The full report can be viewed at countingvotes.org.

In a news release issued Wednesday afternoon, August 15th G.A.B. director Kevin Kennedy said of the high ranking, “The top priority of the G.A.B. and local election officials is and will continue to be election integrity. We were very pleased and honored that others are recognizing Wisconsin’s election system and the continued hard work of Wisconsin’s election officials.”