The names of candidates for President and Vice President are placed on the General Election ballot in Wisconsin by one of the following methods:
Political organizations that have attained ballot status are currently the Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, and Constitution parties. The names of candidates for President and Vice President for these parties are placed on the General Election ballot when their names are certified to the Wisconsin Elections Commission by the state or national party chairperson.
Political organizations that have not attained ballot status may file a Petition for Ballot Status (see below) with the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Independent Candidates for President and Vice President circulate and file nomination papers. Please consult the ELIS-15 checklist below.
For deadlines and detailed information about procedures for getting on the General Election ballot as a candidate for President of the United States, as well as information with respect to the Presidential Preference Primary, please consult the memo below.