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10.78

10.78 Candidates; September primary and general election. The following subsections set forth, in chronological order, dates relating to the September primary and general election or occurrences during the fall period that affect the candidates:

10.78(1)

(1) June.

10.78(1)(a)

(a) June 1. June 1 is the earliest nomination papers may be circulated for candidates for offices to be filled at the general election, except president and vice president, and for party committeemen and committeewomen. See ss. 8.15 (1) and 8.20 (8) (a).

10.78(2)

(2) July.

10.78(2)(b)

(b) 2nd Tuesday in July.

10.78(2)(b)1.

1. 5 p.m., on the 2nd Tuesday in July, is the deadline for candidates for offices to be filled at the general election, except president and vice president, and candidates for party committeemen and committeewomen to file nomination papers and a declaration of candidacy unless the deadline for filing is extended. See ss. 8.15 (1) and (4) (b), 8.20 (6), and 8.21.

10.78(2)(b)2.

2. 5 p.m., on the 2nd Tuesday in July, is the deadline for candidates for state office to file applications to participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund. See s. 11.50 (2) (a).

10.78(2)(c)

(c) Friday after 2nd Tuesday in July. 4:30 p.m., on the Friday after the 2nd Tuesday in July, is the deadline for candidates for state office to file statements of economic interests with the government accountability board unless the deadline for filing is extended. See s. 19.43 (4).

10.78(2)(d)

(d) July 20. July 20 is the deadline for every candidate for state or local office or such person's personal campaign committee to file a continuing report with the board or other appropriate filing officer. Such report is current to the end of June 30. See s. 11.20 (4) and (7).

10.78(3)

(3) August.

10.78(3)(a)

(a) August 1. August 1 is the earliest nomination papers may be circulated for independent candidates for president and vice president. See s. 8.20 (8) (am).

10.78(3)(b)

(b) Last 14 days before primary. During the last 14 days before the September primary, any contribution of $500 or more which is received by a candidate, or by his or her personal campaign committee within 14 days of the primary must be reported to the board or other appropriate filing officer within 24 hours. See s. 11.12 (5).

10.78(4)

(4) September.

10.78(4)(a)

(a) 8 days before primary. The 8th day before the primary is the deadline for each candidate for state or local office or his or her personal campaign committee to file a pre-primary report with the board or other appropriate filing officer. Such report is current to the end of the 15th day preceding the primary. See s. 11.20 (2) and (7).

10.78(4)(am)

(am) 1st Tuesday in September. 5 p.m., on the 1st Tuesday in September, is the deadline for independent candidates for president and vice president to file nomination papers and a declaration of candidacy with the board. See ss. 8.20 (8) (am) and 8.21.

10.78(4)(b)

(b) Friday before primary. Vacancies may be filled within 4 days. See s. 7.38 (2).

10.78(4)(c)

(c) 2nd Tuesday in September.

10.78(4)(c)1.

1. The 2nd Tuesday in September is the day of the September primary. See s. 5.02 (18).

10.78(4)(c)2.

2. Upon completion of the ward canvass, the results shall be announced, the results telephoned to the proper clerks and all materials returned to the municipal clerk immediately. See ss. 7.51 (4) (b) and (5) and 7.53 (1).

10.78(4)(d)

(d) Thursday after primary. 9 a.m., on the Thursday after the September primary, is the latest county canvass may begin. See s. 7.60 (3).

10.78(4)(g)

(g) 3 days after last day of county canvass.

10.78(4)(g)1.

1. 5 p.m., 3 days after the last day of county canvass, is the deadline to demand the first recount. See s. 9.01 (1) (a).

10.78(4)(g)2.

2. At 9 a.m. on the day following the last day for filing of a recount petition the board of canvassers reconvenes to begin the recount procedure. See s. 9.01 (1) (b).

10.78(4)(g)3.

3. 5 p.m., 2 days after completion of the first recount, is the deadline to demand a recount in any remaining wards or municipalities. See s. 9.01 (4).

10.78(4)(g)4.

4. No later than 5 business days after the recount determination aggrieved parties may appeal to the circuit court. See s. 9.01 (6) (a).

10.78(4)(h)

(h) 3rd Tuesday in September.

10.78(4)(h)1.

1. 4:30 p.m., on the 3rd Tuesday in September, is the deadline for any write-in candidate for state office who is certified to appear on the general election ballot to file an application to participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund. See s. 11.50 (2) (a).

10.78(4)(h)2.

2. The 3rd Tuesday in September is the deadline for any candidate seeking to participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund to file a special financial report with the board. See s. 11.50 (2) (c).

10.78(4)(h)3.

3. The 3rd Tuesday in September is the deadline for any candidate in the general election who filed an application to participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund to withdraw the application. See s. 11.50 (2) (h).

10.78(4)(hm)

(hm) 15 days after September primary. No earlier than 15 days after the September primary nor later than April 1 of the following year, each county party committee under s. 8.17 and members in good standing of the party in the county hold a combined meeting. See s. 8.17 (5) (b).

10.78(4)(i)

(i) 4th Tuesday after primary. The 4th Tuesday after the September primary is the latest that the chairperson of the board, or the chairperson's designee, may canvass the September primary and make his or her certifications and determinations. See s. 7.70 (3) (a).

10.78(4)(j)

(j) 3 days after last day of state canvass.

10.78(4)(j)1.

1. 5 p.m., 3 days after the last day of state canvass, is the deadline to demand the first recount. See s. 9.01 (1) (a).

10.78(4)(j)2.

2. At 9 a.m. on the day following the last day for filing of a recount petition the board of canvassers reconvenes to begin the recount procedure. See s. 9.01 (1) (b).

10.78(4)(j)3.

3. 5 p.m., 2 days after completion of the first recount, is the deadline to demand a recount in any remaining wards or municipalities. See s. 9.01 (4).

10.78(4)(j)4.

4. No later than 5 business days after the recount determination aggrieved parties may appeal to circuit court. See s. 9.01 (6) (a).

10.78(5)

(5) October.

10.78(5)(a)

(a) First Tuesday in October. At 10 a.m. on the first Tuesday in October in presidential election years, each political party shall hold a convention in the state capitol to select presidential electors. See s. 8.18.

10.78(5)(b)

(b) 2nd Tuesday in October. The 2nd Tuesday in October is the last day on which a candidate for state office who accepts a campaign grant may return any portion of the grant. See s. 11.50 (10m).

10.78(5)(c)

(c) 2nd Tuesday before election. Write-in candidates for the office of president and vice president shall file their list of presidential electors and a declaration of candidacy with the board by 4:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday before the election. See ss. 8.185 (2) and 8.21.

10.78(5)(d)

(d) Last 14 days before election. During the last 14 days before the general election, any contribution of $500 or more which is received by a candidate or by his or her personal campaign committee within 14 days of the election must be reported to the board or other appropriate filing officer within 24 hours. See s. 11.12 (5).

10.78(5)(e)

(e) 8 days before election. The 8th day before the election is the deadline for each candidate for state or local office or his or her personal campaign committee to file a pre-election report with the board or other appropriate filing officer. Such report is current to the end of the 14th day preceding the election. See s. 11.20 (2) and (7).

10.78(5)(f)

(f) Friday before election. Vacancies may be filled within 4 days. See s. 7.38 (2).

10.78(6)

(6) November.

10.78(6)(a)

(a) Tuesday after first Monday in November.

10.78(6)(a)1.

1. The Tuesday after the first Monday in November is the day of the general election. See s. 5.02 (5).

10.78(6)(a)2.

2. Upon completion of the ward canvass, the results shall be announced, the results telephoned to the proper clerks and all materials returned to the municipal clerk immediately. See ss. 7.51 (4) (b) and (5) and 7.53 (1).

10.78(6)(b)

(b) Thursday after election. At 9 a.m. on the Thursday after the general election is the latest county canvass may begin. See s. 7.60 (3).

10.78(6)(c)

(c) 1st Friday after election. On the 1st Friday after the election, whenever the board permits, write-in candidates for the offices of president and vice president who have not filed as provided in sub. (5) (c) but would otherwise be eligible to receive the electoral votes of this state shall file their list of presidential electors and a declaration of candidacy with the board by 4:30 p.m. See ss. 8.185 (2) and 8.21.

10.78(6)(d)

(d) 3 days after last day of county canvass.

10.78(6)(d)1.

1. 5 p.m., 3 days after the last day of county canvass, is the deadline to demand the first recount. See s. 9.01 (1) (a).

10.78(6)(d)2.

2. At 9 a.m. on the day following the last day for filing of a recount petition the board of canvassers reconvenes to begin the recount procedure. See s. 9.01 (1) (b).

10.78(6)(d)3.

3. 5 p.m., 2 days after completion of the first recount, is the deadline to demand a recount in any remaining wards or municipalities. See s. 9.01 (4).

10.78(6)(d)4.

4. No later than 5 business days after the recount determination aggrieved parties may appeal to circuit court. See s. 9.01 (6) (a).

10.78(6)(e)

(e) November 30. No later than November 30 in the even-numbered years, the political parties submit their nominees for election officials. See s. 7.30 (4) (c).

10.78(7)

(7) December.

10.78(7)(a)

(a) December 1. December 1 is the latest that the chairperson of the board, or the chairperson's designee, may canvass the general election and make his or her certifications and determinations. See s. 7.70 (3) (a).

10.78(7)(b)

(b) 3 days after last day of state canvass.

10.78(7)(b)1.

1. 5 p.m., 3 days after the last day of state canvass, is the deadline to demand the first recount. See s. 9.01 (1) (a).

10.78(7)(b)2.

2. At 9 a.m. on the day following the last day for filing of a recount petition the board of canvassers reconvenes to begin the recount procedure. See s. 9.01 (1) (b).

10.78(7)(b)3.

3. 5 p.m., 2 days after completion of the first recount, is the deadline to demand a recount in any remaining wards or municipalities. See s. 9.01 (4).

10.78(7)(b)4.

4. No later than 5 business days after the recount determination aggrieved parties may appeal to circuit court. See s. 9.01 (6) (a).

10.78(7)(c)

(c) First Monday after the 2nd Wednesday in December. At 12 noon on the first Monday after the 2nd Wednesday in December, in presidential election years, the presidential electors meet at the state capitol. See s. 7.75 (1).

10.78(7)(e)

(e) 3 years after any election. Records maintained by a candidate or his or her campaign treasurer relating to any election may be destroyed 3 years after such election. See s. 11.12 (3).

10.78(8)

(8) January.

10.78(8)(a)

(a) January 31. January 31 is the deadline for each candidate at the general election who receives a grant from the Wisconsin election campaign fund to deliver or transmit to the board proof of payment for disbursements made unless a candidate participates in a special election at least 30 days before that date. See s. 11.50 (12).

10.78 - ANNOT.

History: 1971 c. 304 s. 29 (2); 1973 c. 334 s. 29; 1973 c. 336 s. 3; 1973 c. 339; Stats. 1973 s. 10.78; 1975 c. 420; 1977 c. 448; 1979 c. 354; 1981 c. 314 s. 146; 1981 c. 390 s. 252; 1983 a. 539; 1985 a. 333 ss. 150 to 156, 173; 1987 a. 404; 1989 a. 368; 1991 a. 32; 1993 a. 487; 2001 a. 62; 2005 a. 149; 2009 a. 180.

10.78 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also s. GAB 6.04, Wis. adm. code.