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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 05:14 AM
Response to Reply #181
192. the clerk appoints a replacement
"If a member other than the clerk cannot perform his or her duties, the clerk shall appoint another member to serve."

http://legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/Stat0007.pdf page 16

I don't see any party requirement for that appointment, although presumably at least eyebrows would rise if a clerk appointed a Republican to replace a Democrat or vice versa. (Notice that a bit earlier, the law says, "One member of the board of canvassers shall belong to a political party other than the clerk's." But that wouldn't necessarily apply to the replacement appointment, unless there is legal precedent to that effect. I don't know about any precedents, I'm just reading the law.)

By the way, "observer" isn't a term of art here. Kitzinger is a member of the canvassing board. I mention this because some jurisdictions allow parties to send "observers" to various election functions on an ad hoc basis, and/or for people to serve as observers on their own initiative. So I think Kitzinger's use of "observer" created some confusion.
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