Badger Books-Electronic Poll Books Replace Paper Poll Books

In 2017, Wisconsin Elections Commission staff developed an electronic poll book application for use in Wisconsin elections. The Badger Book is the only electronic poll book authorized for use in Wisconsin and is the only e-poll book application with direct WisVote integration.

The Badger Book is used to check in voters, process Election Day Registrations (EDR's), and record absentee participation. In short, Badger Books perform the functions currently process on a paper poll book. After Election Day, a data file generated from the Badger Book is used to upload election participation and Election Day Registration information into WisVote.

  • Badger Books are connected securely to communicate with each other, but do not use an internet connection or any other network outside the polling place.
  • Voting itself does not happen on a Badger Book.
  • Personally identifiable information is not listed on the Badger Book.
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The Village of Prairie du Sac will begin using Badger Books for the 2024 Elections. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Clerk's Office at the Village Hall at 608-643-2421 or by contacting the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 608-261-2028.