El. Bd. Op. 1988-01

A recognized political party which does not run a candidate for president or whose candidate does not receive one percent of the state presidential vote at the presidential general election does not lose its ballot status. Ballot status of recognized political parties is determined by the ability of the party candidates to establish a minimum level of support by obtaining at least one percent of the vote for any statewide office at a gubernatorial general election. (Issued to Dennis Boyer, Esq., March 9, 1988)

This opinion was reviewed by the Government Accountability Board pursuant to 2007 Wisconsin Act 1 and was reaffirmed on May 5, 2008.