Walworth County Clerk
The County Clerk issues marriage licenses, timber cutting notices, compiles and maintains the official directory for the County, publishes the proceedings of the County Board, issues commercial animal establishment licenses, large assembly permits, apportions taxes, issues dog licenses to County municipal treasurers, and performs all other administrative duties as per Wisconsin State Statutes.
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Please describe your priorities for your term in office and your specific qualifications to effectively address those issues?
What measures will you put in place to ensure safe in-person voting on Election Day during COVID-19?
How will you reassure voters that their vote will count in light of the USPS’s statement that they cannot ensure reliable and timely delivery of absentee ballots? And, do you support the increased use of secure drop boxes for absentee ballot return and extended hours for in-person absentee voting?
Friends of Kim Bushey for County Clerk
Bachelor of Science-University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Priorities include providing a continued focus on integrity and security of elections in the County. The recent acquisition & implementation of a county-wide election system has been just one step in this process. We continue to strive to provide good customer service & promote transparency.
My qualifications include 23 years experience as your County Clerk and ongoing continuing education through Wisconsin County Clerks Assoc. and Wisconsin Election Commission webinar and training sessions.
Although direct management of polling location is done at the municipal level, our office continues to work in a supporting role with the Municipal Clerk. Our office has been a key player in the acquisition, coordination and distribution of critical PPE to municipalities. We also act as a vehicle to share key information and education with municipalities on a wide range of election related topics including COVID-19 and polling place management and protection.
Our office regularly provides one on one voting information to voters. We continue to promote the use of the MyVote website to check registration status, request absentee ballots or key election information. Absentee hours are set by local municipalities and is out of the scope of my authority. I do support the expanded use of secure drop boxes for absentee ballot return and our office has assembled a listing of the secure municipal drop boxes in Walworth County.
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