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This General Election will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. statewide.
For a list of candidates who have registered or filed declarations of candidacy to get on the ballot, click on the attachment Candidates Tracking By Office.
For a list of candidates who have turned in nomination papers, click on the attachement Nomination Paper Tracking. This list is sorted in the order that nomination papers were filed, with newest filings last.
A spreadsheet containing expanded contact information (telephone and email) for candidates on the ballot in August is posted here. Contact information for independent candidates will be posted soon.
FEBRUARY 21, 2017 SPRING PRIMARY
APRIL 4, 2017 SPRING ELECTION
State offices to be elected are State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge (Districts 1, 2 and 4), and Circuit Court Judge. See Offices to be Elected attachment below for complete list of offices and officeholders.
|Offices to be Elected Spring 2017 (as of 8.19.2016).pdf||18.09 KB|
The Partisan Primary was Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
Offices on the ballot were U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys. Independent candidates names do not appear on the Partisan Primary ballot, but will be on the ballot in November.
For information about all candidates on the ballot in August, please see attachments below.
The Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary was held April 5, 2016.
For a list of candidates, click on the "Candidates on Ballot" attachment below.
The deadline for filing nomination papers and other paperwork to get on the ballot was January 5, 2016.
For a spreadsheet of all the election contests and candidates that will be on the ballot in Wisconsin, click on All Contests and Candidates April 2016.xlsx, below.
State offices elected April 7, 2015 include Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge (District I and III), and Circuit Court Judge. There was also a Constitutional Amendment on Election of the Chief Justice.
Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Candidate Contact Information
To assist groups and individuals who wish to contact candidates for office, the G.A.B. has prepared an easy-to-use spreadsheet containing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of candidates for the February 17 Spring Primary. The spreadsheet is attached below (2015 Spring Candidates Contact Information.xlsx). This information is found on the candidates' GAB-1 registration forms, which are available on the Campaign Finance Information System website.
Deadlines for Getting on the Ballot
The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2014. The deadline to file nomination papers and other ballot access documents is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Click here for more information about getting on the ballot.
Notification of Non-Candidacy (GAB-163)
A list of incumbent officials who have filed a Notification of Non-Candidacy indicating that they will not seek reelection at the 2015 Spring Election will be attached below. The list will be updated as notices are filed. The deadline for filing is Friday, December 26, 2014.
Disclaimer: The Voter Photo ID Law is in effect as of April 2015. The documents in this communication may contain outdated information on the Voter Photo ID Law.
The Government Accountability Board has certified official results of the November 4, 2014 General Election. Official results are available here.
Statewide Transporation Fund Referendum Approved
Voters approved a statewide referendum about creation of a Transportation Fund on the ballot. . Click here for an explanation of the referendum.
Lists of Candidates and Referendum Questions
The most current lists of Candidates on the Ballot, Registered Write-in Candidates and referendum questions (2014 General Referendums) are attached below. The Excel spreadsheet below contains a list of all candidates for the 2014 General Election, with contact information based on their campaign committees and declaration of candidacy forms. Approved write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot but their votes will be tallied and listed separately on the canvass.
Offices to be Elected
This election is for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Representative in Congress, State Senator (odd-numbered districts) Representatives to the Assembly (all districts). County offices up for election are Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner (where applicable).
Reporting Units and Polling Places
Attached below are three spreadsheets containing information about reporting units and polling places that may be helpful to news media covering the election and other interested groups who may be tracking election results.
Information about past Recall Elections.
Information about past Special Elections.
On July 29, 2015, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Assembly District 99. See attachments below for details.
Election Day: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Primary Election: September 1, 2015 -- Results Here
|Candidates on Ballot_9.1.2015 Assm 99 Special Primary.pdf||35.52 KB|
|Candidates Registered (8.5.15).PDF||35.86 KB|
|99th Assembly special election candidates letter.pdf||52.08 KB|
|EO #171 - Special Election 99th Assembly District.pdf||711.11 KB|
Special Election: July 21, 2015.
Partisan Primary: June 23, 2015.
Official primary results of the special election to fill an anticipated vacancy in Senate District 33.