City of Madison Election Officials are required to attend training or watch a training webinar before every election that they work. Review the Election Day Quick Guides. 

Use the Online Training Portal link in your assignment email to view the recorded webinar and record your attendance. Use the "accept or decline assignment" link in the same email to access additional training options.

Reference Materials

Beginner Training Handout
Election Day Emergency Procedures
Poll Worker Reference Guide

Podcast Series
Madison Votes podcast series on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts

Election Observers
The City Attorney and City Clerk recently held a virtual meeting for anyone who might be observing at the polls on Election Day.  The handout from that meeting is available here

Quick Guides


Absentee Tracking Tools


Task Sheets


City of Madison Election Official Guide


Other Materials


NEW! Polling Place Procedures Videos

These short videos show you how to set up polling place equipment and how some of the stations work on Election Day. Along with the Quick Guides above, these videos are an excellent resource for new election officials or for more experienced election officials who want a quick refresher. All of these videos have closed-captioning available. When you start a video, click the "CC" near the bottom right corner of the video to view the captions.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Voting Booth Setup
  • ExpressVote Setup and Disassembly
  • Opening the Tabulator
  • Closing the Tabulator
  • Clearing a Ballot Jam
  • Greeter Table
  • Registration Table
  • Poll Book Table

All of the short training videos are available on the City's Election Official Training channel.

The videos below were offered as training for previous elections. The webinar for the current election can be found on the training website.

Training Videos for New Poll Workers

Video Resources for Experienced Poll Workers

Videos from the Dane County Clerk's Office

Wisconsin Elections Commission Manual

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has compiled an Election Day Manual for Election Officials.


Video: This Is Where We Vote - 2014

Wisconsin State Statutes: Elections

Scheduling Resources

Providing your Election Day Availability