Lawmakers approve audit for state elections board

First audit of agency that oversees elections, enforcement of state's ethics, lobbying laws

Wisconsin lawmakers have ordered an audit of the agency that oversees elections and enforcement of the state’s ethics and lobbying laws.

The audit approved Tuesday will be the first for the Government Accountability Board, which was created in 2008. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted unanimously to have the audit performed.

The audit will be done by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau.

The audit will examine several aspects of the board’s operations, including its overall management, training and education it provides others, spending, and its process for investigating and resolving complaints.