Elections Commission warns clerks about proposed budget changes

The state Elections Commission today warned local clerks the guv's budget proposal would have "significant impacts on critical services" the agency provides such as delays in reviewing nomination papers.
Federal funds through the Help America Vote Act now cover 22 of the agency's 31.75 full-time-equivalent positions, according to the memo. Those funds will be depleted after July 1, 2018.
Walker's budget calls for providing almost $2.6 million in GPR during 2018-19 to help replace that money. But it also calls for reducing six FTE positions in each year of the biennium. The Walker administratio...

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