2019-2020 Party Ballot Order for Ballot Status Parties


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Wisconsin County Clerks
Milwaukee County Election Commission


Diane Lowe, Lead Elections Specialist

Listed below is the ballot order for parties which qualify for a separate ballot for the partisan primary and general election in 2020 and any special partisan primaries or elections which may occur in 2019 or 2020. Ballot order is determined by the highest number of votes received by a candidate at the highest office in the last general election. Every recognized political party listed on the official ballot at the November 6, 2018 General Election (Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Wisconsin Green and Constitution Parties) whose candidate for the office of Governor received at least 1 percent of the total votes cast for the office of governor shall have a separate primary ballot (Democratic and Republican Parties).

If a recognized political party did not have a gubernatorial candidate or their gubernatorial candidate did not receive at least 1 percent of the total votes cast, that party will have a separate ballot if one or more of their candidates received at least 1 percent of the total votes cast for a statewide office at the 2018 gubernatorial election (Constitution Party).

A candidate listed as “independent,” is eligible for ballot status if the independent candidate garners at least 1 percent of the votes cast for a statewide office. No independent candidate achieved the threshold.

No later than April 1, 2020, other political parties may petition for ballot status for the 2020 partisan election. Wis. Stats. §§.5.62(1)(a), (b), (2), 5.64(1)(b).


DEM - Democratic
REP - Republican
CON - Constitution
IND - Independent

If you have any questions regarding the party ballot order for 2019 and 2020, please contact the Help Desk at 608-261-2028 or elections@wi.gov.