El. Bd. Op. 1979-01

The timely filing of a declaration of acceptance, as required under §8.15 (4)(b), Stats., is a condition precedent to the right of a nominee to have his or her name appear on the official ballot. (Issued to Frank J. Bucaida, March 1, 1979)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on May 5, 2008. The opinion was codified by 1987 Wisconsin Act 381 at §8.30(4), Stats., which provides that the official or agency with whom such declaration is required to be filed may not place a candidate’s name on the ballot, if the filing is not made within the time prescribed under §8.21, Stats.