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MADISON (WKOW) -- After all the recall petitions were turned in, the director of the Government Accountability Board, Kevin Kennedy, said staff will begin pouring over the signatures Wednesday.
Kennedy said they'll have to be sorted and scanned, which could take several days.
They've already hired 30 extra workers who started training last week. And they're making sure from here on out, the documents are secured.
Kennedy said the GAB is "taking every precaution as collecting signatures to keep secured. Capitol police are assisting in transportation, providing security and support."
The GAB is not releasing the location where the petitions will be processed, but it's a state facility here in Madison. They set up a webcam at the site, so people can watch the process online. Click here to view the camera.
After all the documents are scanned, workers will go over the petitions for errors and false names.
The GAB also has a character recognition database that will look for duplicates after the workers do.
According to state law, GAB staff members must be non-partisan. A worker cannot have donated to a political party or signed any recall petitions.
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