From kitchen tables to town halls, how municipal clerks power Wisconsin’s elections

It’s not uncommon for Betty Sacia’s phone to ring at all hours of the day. In fact, she often tells people she works 24/7. “I’ll get a phone call on Sunday at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, and I think, ‘Now, what clerk works on Sunday at 5 in the afternoon?'” Sacia says laughing. “I think people out here are just used to that now. ‘Oh, I’ll just call her, she’ll be there.'” Sacia is the Town of Farmington clerk, one of 1,852 municipal clerks in Wisconsin. It’s a position responsible for, among many other things, running the state’s elections. Jenny Peek, Wisconsin Public Radio.

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