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Getting on the Ballot: State Candidates - Partisan

For Statewide Constitutional and Legislative Office:

Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly 

ELIS-9 Ballot Access Checklist for Statewide and Legislative Candidates [Revised for 2018]


For District Attorney:

GABIS-12 Ballot Access Checklist (revised for 2016)

Campaign Finance Information for Candidates

Please visit the Wisconsin Ethics Commission website for information about registering your campaign committee and filing financial reports.

Registered Write-In Candidates 

To register as a write-in candidate, a Campaign Registration Statement (ETHCF-1) must be filed with the filing officer prior to collecting or spending any money on the campaign. The deadline to register as a write-in candidate is 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Friday before the election.