Wisconsin Election Commission: Website Redesign Emphasizes Usability

Starting today, election officials and voters in Wisconsin will notice a new look for the Wisconsin Elections Commission website.

The URL – elections.wi.gov – remains the same, but the updated site is intended to be easier to use for both the state’s more than 1,800 election clerks and the thousands of residents of Wisconsin who use the site.

The new site debuted Tuesday morning.

“We are very pleased with the many improvements made to the website,” said WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe. “The new design will make it much easier for clerks and citizens to find what they are looking for on our site.

The agency’s main website also includes easy-to-find links to other important election-related sites operated by the WEC, such as MyVote, where voters can access information about their local elections as well as register. to vote and request mail-in ballots, and Badger Voters, where anyone can purchase past election datasets.

Agency staff and an outside vendor created the new website design with input from clerks, voters and poll workers over several months and several sessions that tested the site’s usability. User feedback from all corners will continue to guide the design of the website after launch, WEC officials said.

City clerks are among the heaviest users of the elections.wi.gov site, as it contains all clerk communications, as well as various manuals and educational materials for election administration. The site also offers information on training opportunities for election officials.

As the new site is rolled out, WEC staff will collect user feedback and monitor site traffic and user behavior to inform of any further changes or updates.

  • Information from the old WEC website has been migrated to the new site. However, the design and location of the information may have changed. The WEC has created a video – vimeo.com/728229690 – which gives an overview of the site and shows where to find commonly accessed information.

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