Dodge County Clerk Discusses Poll Observer Rules

(Juneau) Voters typically see poll observers while casting a ballot and the midterm elections will be no exception. Dodge County Clerk Karen Gibson explained the rules for poll observers when she was our guest recently on WBEV’s Community Comment. Gibson says observers have the right to monitor the voting process to ensure that election laws are being followed. Observers are allowed to be within two feet of the poll list but are not allowed to touch any election documents. She says a person does not need to register ahead of time if they wish to serve as a poll observer. Gibson says next month, there will be also be exit polls at serval polling locations and voters may asked questions, like who they voted for. Her office has been notified that there will be exit polls conducted in Beaver Dam.