Spring 2020 Election and Presidential Preference Primary

Election Day: April 7, 2020

This Spring Election is for Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge - District 2 and 4, and Circuit Court Judge in several counties. Please see the attachment 2020 Spring Election - Offices to be Elected for details.

There will also be a Presidential Preference Primary on this date.  Details will be posted when they are available.

Fall 2020 General Election

Election Day: November 3, 2020

This General Election is for President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys.  Please see the attachment OFFICES TO BE ELECTED 2020 FALL ELECTION for details.

2019 Assembly District 64 Special Election

Election: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -- Official Results

Official results certified May 10, 2019. 

Primary Election: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -- Official Results

On February 14, 2019, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Assembly District 64 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Representative Peter Barca. The district includes parts of Kenosha and Racine counties.

See the list of candidates and other important documents below.

Spring 2019 Election

Fall 2018 General Election

General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 -- See Results Here

Partisan Primary: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -- See Results Here

Offices to be Elected

This election was for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, 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).

See the attached list of Offices to be Elected for all the offices to be elected and the names of the incumbents.

 

Spring 2018 Election

Spring Primary: February 20, 2018 - View Results Here

Spring Election: April 3, 2018 - View Results Here

Offices to be Elected

State offices to be elected are Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge, Districts I and IV, and Circuit Court Judge.

See Offices to be Elected attachment below for a list of offices and current officeholders.

 

Constitutional Amendment

At the April 3 Spring Election, voters were asked to vote on the question: “Elimination of state treasurer. Shall sections 1 and 3 of article VI and sections 7 and 8 of article X of the constitution be amended, and section 17 of article XIV of the constitution be created, to eliminate the office of state treasurer from the constitution and to replace the state treasurer with the lieutenant governor as a member of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands?”

For more information about this question, see the attachments below: Constitutional Amendment 2017 Joint Resolution 7.pdf and Explanatory statement of referendum question 03.01.2018.pdf. 

Candidates

The Elections Commission certified lists of candidates for the Spring Primary and the Spring Election. See the Candidates on Primary Ballot and the Candidates on Ballot for Election-PrePrimary attachments below.

 

2018 Senate District 10 Special Election

On November 10, 2017, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Senate District 10 to fill the seat held by the Senator Sheila Harsdorf, who has resigned.

Election Day: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Primary Election: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (if necessary)

November 10 is the first day to circulate nomination papers, which are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the offices of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Candidates must submit a minimum of 400 signatures, but not more than 800 signatures.

In the Candidate Tracking By Office attachment below, candidates who filed by the deadline have a date in the column under "Nomination Papers Date."  If no signature total is posted for a candidate, staff is still counting signatures.  An updated report will be posted later in the evening on November 21 once staff has reviewed all ballot access documents.

2018 Assembly District 66 Special Election

On November 7, 2017, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Assembly District 66 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Representative Cory Mason, effective January 15, 2018.

Election Day: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Primary Election: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (if necessary)

November 7 is the first day to circulate nomination papers, which are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the offices of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Candidates must submit a minimum of 200 signatures, but not more than 400 signatures.

In the Candidate Tracking By Office attachment below, candidates who filed by the deadline have a date in the column under "Nomination Papers Date." If no signature total is posted for a candidate, staff is still counting signatures. An updated report will be posted later in the evening on November 21 once staff has reviewed all ballot access documents.

2018 Assembly District 58 Special Election

On November 1, 2017, the Governor issued an executive order calling a special election for State Assembly District 58 to fill the seat held by the late Representative Robert Gannon.

Election Day: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Primary Election: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 (if necessary)

November 1 is the first day to circulate nomination papers, which are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in the offices of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Candidates must submit a minimum of 200 signatures, but not more than 400 signatures.

In the Candidate Tracking By Office attachment below, candidates who filed by the deadline have a date in the column under "Nomination Papers Date." If no signature total is posted for a candidate, staff is still counting signatures. An updated report will be posted later in the evening on November 21 once staff has reviewed all ballot access documents.

Spring 2017 Election

Spring Election: April 4, 2017

Click here for official election results.

State offices elected were State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Supreme Court Justice, Court of Appeals Judge (Districts 1, 2 and 4), and Circuit Court Judge. 

See Candidates on the Ballot  attachment for the names of the state candidates.

Spring Primary: February 21, 2017 -- Results

The Wisconsin Elections Commission does not collect unofficial Election Night results. Local results will be  available on Wisconsin county clerks' websites.  You may also visit the websites of Wisconsin newspapers and television and radio stations for unofficial results.

See Offices to be Elected attachment below for complete list of offices and officeholders.

2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary

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.

Fall 2016 Partisan Primary

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.

Certified results of the Partisan Primary are available here.

 

For information about all candidates on the ballot in August, please see attachments below.  

Spring 2015 Election

Official results of the Spring Election have now been certified.

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

Click here for official primary results.

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. 

Spring 2014 Election

Spring Election: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

State offices elected included Court of Appeals Districts 1, 2 and 4; and Circuit Court.

Click here for official results.

Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Click here for official results.

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 2014 Spring Election is attached below.  The list will be updated as notices are filed.  The deadline for filing is December 27, 2013.  As of December 27, one incumbent has filed a GAB-163.  All other incumbents have registered to run for the seats they currently hold.

Deadlines for Getting on the Ballot

The first day to circulate nomination papers was December 1, 2013.  The deadline to file nomination papers and other ballot access documents was 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. 

The Government Accountability Board certified candidates for the Spring Primary and Spring Election at the Board meeting on January 14, 2014.

Fall 2014 General Election

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.

Fall 2014 Primary Election

Partisan Primary: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

NEW: PRIMARY RESULTS

Candidate Lists

The most current lists are attached below.  These lists reflect the ballot access decisions of the Government Accountability Board at its June 10, 2014 meeting.  

The Excel spreadsheet (first docement in the list below) contains a list of all candidates for the 2014 Partisan Primary and General Election, with contact information based on their campaign committees and declaration of candidacy forms. This document combines information from the Campaign Finance Information System (CFIS) and the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). Federal candidates are not required to file campaign finance reports with the G.A.B., but their campaign information should be available through the Federal Elections Commission website: http://fec.gov. Candidates with a filing status listed of "Approved" will appear on the 2014 Partisan Primary ballots. Candidates with a filing status listed as "Deferred - Independent" will appear on the General Election ballots.  Approved write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot but their votes will be tallied and listed separately on the canvass. 

Statewide Referendum

There will be a statewide referendum on the ballot at the General Election on November 4, 2014.  The referendum is the result of 2013 Enrolled Joint Resolution 1, which is attached below.

Offices to be Elected

State offices to be elected include 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). County candidates file with their County Clerk or the Milwaukee County Election Commission.

Deadlines for Getting on the Ballot

The first day to circulate nomination papers was April 15, 2014.  The deadline to file nomination papers and other ballot access documents was June 2, 2014.  Learn more here about getting on the ballot.

Nomination Paper Challenges

Click here for important information for challengers and challenged candidates regarding nomination papers.

Notification of Noncandidacy

A list of officials who have filed a Notification of Non-Candidacy indicating they will not seek reelection is attached below.  The deadline for filing this notification is May 23, 2014.

Fall 2014 General Election

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.

Spring 2013 Election

Election Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2013

In-person absentee (early) voting in your clerk's office is from March 18 to 29, 2013.

What's on the Ballot?

State offices to be elected: Everyone votes for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Supreme Court Justice.  Many parts of the state will vote for Court of Appeals and Circuit Court judges.  Click Candidates on Ballot attachement below for the full list.

Local offices to be elected: Many cities, villages and towns have elections for mayors, council members and board members. Many school districts have elections for school board members.  Visit MyVote.WI.gov for local races.

State Assembly District 98: There is a Special Election to fill a vacant State Assembly seat in Waukesha County, which is being held at the same time as the 2013 Spring Election.

Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

The  G.A.B. certified primary results March 6, 2013. View Primary Results Here.

Please see the Notificiation of Noncandidacy list attached below for officeholders who are not seeking re-election.

Fall 2012 General Election

This General Election held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 was for President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys.

Click Here for Official Election Results

Offices Up For Election in Fall 2012

See the "Candidates on Ballot" attachment below for a list of all candidates. 

Spring 2011 Election Cycle

Spring Election Results

Certified results from the April 5, 2011, non-partisan election for county Circuit Court Judge. Official recount results from the election for Supreme Court Justice and Sheboygan County Circuit Court Judge.

Spring Primary Election Results

Certified results from the February 15, 2011, non-partisan primary for Supreme Court Justice and for county Circuit Court Judge.

All Candidates Registered 

This PDF report will be updated regularly.  For up-to-the-minute information about who has registered, please use the Campaign Finance Information System.  Click on "View Registrants" to search.

All Offices up for Election

Lists the offices are up for election in 2011, along with the names of the incumbents.

Notification of Non-Candidacy

List of incumbents who have filed form GAB-163 stating that they are not running for re-election.

Fall 2010 Election Cycle

Election Results:

Recounts:

Offices up for Election

Lists the offices are up for election in 2010, along with the names of the incumbents.

Type A Notice of 2010 Fall General Election

Notification of Non-Candidacy

List of incumbents who have filed form GAB-163 stating that they are not running for re-election.

List of State Candidates

The official lists of which candidates have registered with the Government Accountability Board.

Recall Elections

Information about past Recall Elections.

July 12 / August 9, 2011 Recall Elections

On June 3, 2011, the Government Accountability Board ordered recall elections for July 12, 2011 in the following State Senate Districts:

District 2 -- Senator Robert Cowles.  Senator Cowles retained his seat.

District 8 -- Senator Alberta Darling.  Senator Darling retained her seat.

District 10 -- Senator Sheila Harsdorf.  Senator Harsdorf retained her seat.

District 14 -- Senator Luther Olsen.  Senator Olsen retained his seat.

District 18 -- Senator Randy Hopper.  Senator Hopper lost his seat.

District 32 -- Senator Dan Kapanke.  Senator Kapanke lost his seat.

Because more than one person challenged each incumbent, the July 12 election became a primary, and the general recall election was held four weeks later on August 9, 2011.

August 9 Recall Election Results

Official results of the August 9 Recall Elections in Senate Districts 2, 8, 10, 14, 18 and 32.

July 12 Primary Results 

Official results of the August 9 Recall Primaries in Senate Districts 2, 8, 10, 14, 18 and 32.

List of All Candidates for July 12, 2011 Recall Primary Elections

This PDF report shows all candidates who will be on the ballot.  There is also a list of all candidates who registered for campaign finance purposes.  For information about campaign donations and spending, please use the Campaign Finance Information System.

 

July 19, August 16, 2011 Recall Elections

On June 10, 2011, the Government Accountability Board ordered recall elections in the following State Senate Districts:

District 12 -- Senator Jim Holperin

There was a primary in District 12 on July 19, 2011, and a recall election was held on August 16, 2011. Senator Holperin retained his seat.

District 22 -- Senator Robert Wirch

There was a primary in District 22 on July 19, 2011, and a recall election was held on August 16, 2011. Senator Wirch retained his seat.

District 30 -- Senator Dave Hansen

The recall election was held on July 19, 2011. Senator Hansen retained his seat.

August 16 Recall Election Results

Official results of the August 16 Recall Elections in Senate Districts 12 and 22.

July 19 Recall Primary and Election Results

Official results for the July 19 Recall Election in Senate District 30 and Recall Primaries in Senate Districts 12 and 22.

Candidates for July 19, 2011 Recall Elections and Primaries

This PDF report contains the names of all candidates who have registered for campaign finance purposes, as well as those who filed nomination papers by the deadline of 5 p.m. June 21. It will be updated as staff verifies the the numbers of valid signatures on each nominating petition.

Special Elections

Information about past Special Elections

2015 Assembly District 99 Special Election

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

2013 Assembly District 82 Special Election

The special election ordered by Governor Walker to fill a vacant seat in Assembly District 82 held by Rep. Jeff Stone has been completed.

Special Election: December 17, 2013.

For official election results, please click here

Click "Attachments" and see the "Candidates on the Ballot" attachment for information about the candidates.