Green Bay, Wis.—Wisconsin is predicted to be a “battleground” state for next year’s gubernatorial election on Nov. 8, 2022. Incumbent Democratic Governor Tony Evers will seek a second term in office. Currently, the Republicans have three declared candidates Adam J. Fischer, former police officer and current business owner, Rebecca Kleefisch, former Lieutenant Government, and Jonathan Wichmann.


The high-profile nature of the election along with COVID-19 considerations will put local communities and polling places under pressure to ensure a faultless voting experience and result.


UW-Green Bay is offering a Gubernatorial Election Academy over the course of two and a half days, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, to prepare local officials and volunteers on election preparation, election polling operations and duties after the polls close.


Topics that will be covered Nov. 29 & 30 include:


• Gubernatorial Elections-Where do I start?

• Preparing your Chief Inspectors

• Absentee Balloting Processing

• Emergency Contingent Planning

• Handicap Accessibility including curbside voting

• What to do after the polls close

• Exit Polling and Observers


A session for training poll workers will take place on Dec. 1, 2021.


Registration for the Gubernatorial Election Academy is now open and affordable.


To learn more about the academy, visit the Government Affairs website at or contact Kassie Van Remortel, director of Government Affairs and Economic Development at 920-465-2468 or

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