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New Election Worker Training and Recruitmet

New Election Worker Training: The Local Government Education program has created a training program that follows Wisconsin Elections Commission training requirements for new election workers. This program includes a Zoom training video and corresponding Powerpoint that Local Government Clerks can use to train election workers. For more information, please contact Melissa Kono. DISCLAIMER: This Election […]

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Getting Involved with COVID-19 Data Science Input

The Data Science Institute has begun collecting and modeling data to track COVID-19 infection spread, both nationally and locally, collaborating with researchers across UW-Madison, at UWM, U Chicago, UW Health, and with local government and public health officials. The data scientists involved are ready to run models for Dane County, Madison, and the hospitals but […]

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Board of Review Training 2020

Board of Review 2020 videos and printed materials are available now . Visit the Local Government Center Board of Review site to order online. No mail-in order can be accepted at this time. If you mailed in an order before March 26, 2020, contact the Local Government Center. The Department of Revenue has issued an advisory […]

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Voting and COVID-19

For those of you who would like to inform people how they can vote by Absentee Ballot to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please go to the My Vote Wisconsin website at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/.  The absentee ballot instructions are at the top of the page on the right side of the black information border. Also, the Wisconsin State […]

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UPDATE – Government Meetings and COVID-19

March 26, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and public health measures cause government officials and bodies to consider alternatives to creating a risk of spreading the virus by assembling people to conduct meetings of governmental bodies. Teleconferences and video conferences to conduct meetings is one alternative, yet the public needs adequate access under the requirements and […]

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News and Notices Spring 2020

Fall Workshop Attendance Breaks Record The Local Government Center ended its 2019 Fall Town and Village Workshops with record-breaking attendance. Nearly 900 participants attended nine workshops across the state of Wisconsin. This would not have been possible without the assistance and collaboration of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the UW-Transportation Information Center, and the Wisconsin […]

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2020 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series Underway

Programs will be delivered by webinar. (If you have limited or no Internet access, it is possible to listen by phone.) Programs cover topics of interest to Wisconsin local government officials, members of planning bodies, citizens, attorneys and land use planners. Each session includes the opportunity to participate with questions and comments. Programs hosted and […]

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News and Notices Spring 2019

News and Notices Spring 2019 We’ve Moved The Local Government Center’s new address is: 702 Langdon Street, Suite 111 Madison, WI  53706 Center email:  lgc@extension.wisc.edu Website and telephone numbers remain the same (see below). Choice of Two for 2019 Board of Review This year’s Board of Review training offers two choices: 1) How to Conduct […]

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2019 Local Government Essentials Distance Education Series

This year’s programs are Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing Part 1 on Monday, April 29, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Part 1 will cover the basics on issuing and renewing alcohol licenses. Property Tax: The Good the Bad and the Ugly on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. Learn […]

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