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149,5 Section 5. 5.58 (1) (a) and (c) of the statutes are renumbered 5.58 (1b) (bm) and (cm).
Note: Renumbers provisions to accommodate the renumbering of s. 5.58 (1) (intro.) by this bill.
149,6 Section 6. 5.58 (2r) (intro.) (except 5.58 (2r) (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 5.58 (2r) (am) and amended to read:
5.58 (2r) (am) Except as authorized in s. 5.655, there shall be a separate ballot for each recognized political party filing a certification under s. 8.12 (1), listing the names of all potential candidates of that party determined under s. 8.12 and affording, in addition, an opportunity to the voter to nominate another potential candidate by write-in vote or to vote for an uninstructed delegation to the party convention. The order of such presidential candidates on the ballot shall be determined by lot by or under the supervision of the board. Each voter shall be given the ballots of all the parties participating in the presidential preference vote, but may vote on one ballot only.
Note: Renumbers provision that is not an introductory paragraph according to current style. Replaces a disfavored term and inserts a specific reference.
149,7 Section 7. 5.58 (2r) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 5.58 (2r) (bm).
Note: Renumbers provision to accommodate the renumbering of s. 5.58 (2r) (intro.) by this bill.
149,8 Section 8. 5.60 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
5.60 Spring election ballots. (intro.) At spring elections all of the following ballots, when necessary, shall be provided for each ward, except as authorized in s. 5.655. :
Note: Conforms introductory provision to current style.
149,9 Section 9. 5.60 (1) (intro.) (except 5.60 (1) (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 5.60 (1) (ag) and amended to read:
5.60 (1) (ag) There shall be one separate ballot for state superintendent, judicial officers, county executive, and county supervisor, except as authorized in s. 5.655. For county supervisor, the ballot shall be prepared in accordance with ss. 5.58 (2) and 59.10 (3). Arrangement of the names of candidates for county executive, county supervisor, and municipal judge, if the judge is elected under s. 755.01 (4), shall be determined by the county clerk or the executive director of the county board of election commissioners determining ballot arrangement under s. 5.58 (1c), in the manner prescribed in par. (b).
Note: Renumbers provision that is not an introductory provision according to current style.
149,10 Section 10. 5.60 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 5.60 (1) (ar).
Note: Renumbers provision to accommodate the renumbering of s. 5.60 (1) (intro.) by this bill.
149,11 Section 11. 5.60 (3) (intro.) (except 5.60 (3) (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 5.60 (3) (ag).
Note: Renumbers a provision that is not an introductory paragraph according to current style.
149,12 Section 12. 5.60 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 5.60 (3) (am) and amended to read:
5.60 (3) (am) No party designation shall appear on the official ballot for city offices.
Note: Renumbers provision to accommodate renumbering of s. 5.60 (3) (intro.) by this bill and inserts specific reference.
149,13 Section 13. 5.60 (5) (intro.) (except 5.60 (5) (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 5.60 (5) (ag).
Note: Renumbers provision that is not an introductory provision according to current style.
149,14 Section 14. 5.60 (5) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 5.60 (5) (ar).
Note: Renumbers provision to accommodate the renumbering of s. 5.60 (5) (intro.) by this bill.
149,15 Section 15. 5.62 (4) (intro.) of the statutes is renumbered 5.62 (4) (ag).
Note: Renumbers provision that is not an introductory provision according to current style.
149,16 Section 16. 5.62 (4) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 5.62 (4) (ar).
Note: Renumbers provision to accommodate the renumbering of s. 5.62 (4) (intro.) by this bill.
149,17 Section 17. 5.64 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
5.64 General election ballots. (intro.) At general elections all of the following ballots, when necessary, shall be provided for each ward.:
Note: Conforms introductory provision to current style.
149,18 Section 18. 5.64 (1) (intro.) (except 5.64 (1) (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 5.64 (1) (ag) and amended to read:
5.64 (1) (ag) Except as authorized in s. 5.655, there shall be a separate ballot giving the names of all candidates for president and vice president and for statewide, congressional, legislative, and county offices in the same form as prescribed by the board under s. 7.08 (1) (a).
Note: Renumbers provision that is not an introductory provision according to current style.
149,19 Section 19. 5.64 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 5.64 (1) (ar) 1. (intro.) and amended to read:
5.64 (1) (ar) 1. (intro.) The ballot shall permit an elector to vote do any of the following:
a. Vote a straight party ticket for president and vice president, whenever those offices are contested, and for all statewide, congressional, legislative, and county offices, to vote.
b. Vote for individual candidates for each office or to vote.
c. Vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot for any office.
2. When voting for governor and lieutenant governor, the ballot shall permit an elector to vote only for the candidates on one ticket jointly or write in the names of persons in both spaces.
Note: Renumbers provision to accommodate renumbering of s. 5.64 (1) (intro.) and subdivides provision by placing list in tabular form.
149,20 Section 20. 5.85 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 5.85 (2) (a) and amended to read:
5.85 (2) (a) The election officials shall examine the ballots or record of votes cast for write-in votes and shall count and tabulate the write-in votes. When an electronic voting system is used in which utilizes a ballot which is ballots are distributed to electors, before separating the remaining ballots from their respective covering envelopes, the election officials shall examine the ballots for write-in votes. When an elector has cast a write-in vote, the election officials shall compare the write-in vote with the votes on the ballot to determine whether the write-in vote results in an overvote for any office. In case of an overvote for any office, the election officials shall make a true duplicate ballot of all votes on the ballot except for the office which that is overvoted, by using an official ballot of that kind used by the elector who voted the original ballot, and one of the marking devices so as to transfer all votes of the elector except for the office overvoted, to an official ballot of that kind used in the ward at that election. Unless election officials are selected under s. 7.30 (4) (c) without regard to party affiliation, the election officials shall consist in each case of at least one election official of each of the 2 major political parties, whenever officials of both parties are present.
(b) Write-in votes shall be counted as provided in s. 7.50 (2) (d). The original ballot upon which there is an overvote shall be clearly labeled "Overvoted Ballot" and the duplicate ballot so produced under par. (a) shall be clearly labeled "Duplicate Overvoted Ballot", and each shall bear the same serial number which shall be placed thereon by the." The election officials, shall place the same serial number on each "Overvoted Ballot" and its corresponding "Duplicate Overvoted Ballot," commencing with number "1" and continuing consecutively for each of the ballots of that kind for which a "Duplicate Overvoted Ballot" is produced in that ward or election district. The election officials shall initial the "Duplicate Overvoted Ballot" ballots and shall place them in the container for return of the ballots. The "Overvoted Ballot" ballots and their envelopes shall be placed in the "Original Ballots" envelope.
(c) Ballots bearing write-in votes marked in the place designated therefor and for write-in votes, bearing the initials of an election official and, not resulting in an overvote, and otherwise complying with the election laws as to marking shall be counted, tallied, and their votes recorded on a tally sheet provided by the municipal clerk. Ballots and ballot envelopes shall be separated and all ballots except any which that are defective or overvoted shall be placed separately in the container for return of the ballots, along with the ballots marked "Duplicate Overvoted Ballots".."
Note: Divides long sentence, subdivides long provision, and inserts specific references. Commas are added and periods are moved inside of quotes in conformity with current style.
149,21 Section 21. 6.03 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
6.03 (1) (a) Any person who is incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or who is under guardianship pursuant to the order of a court under ch. 880, except that when a person is under limited guardianship, the court may determine that the person is competent to exercise the right to vote;.
Note: Conforms punctuation to current style. Inserts "who is" for clarity.
149,22 Section 22. 6.22 (1) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
6.22 (1) (b) 1. Members of a uniformed service;.
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149,23 Section 23. 6.875 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 6.875 (4) (a) and amended to read:
6.875 (4) (a) For the purpose of absentee voting in nursing homes and qualified retirement homes and qualified community-based residential facilities, the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of each municipality in which one or more nursing homes or qualified retirement homes or qualified community-based residential facilities are located shall appoint at least 2 special voting deputies for the municipality. Upon application under s. 6.86 (1) or (2) by one or more qualified electors who are occupants of such a nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified community-based residential facility, the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality in which the home or facility is located shall dispatch 2 special voting deputies to visit the home or qualified community-based residential facility for the purpose of supervising absentee voting procedure by occupants of the home or qualified community-based residential facility. The 2 deputies designated to visit each nursing home or qualified retirement home and qualified community-based residential facility shall be affiliated with different political parties whenever deputies representing different parties are available.
(b) Nominations for the special voting deputy positions described in par. (a) may be submitted by the 2 recognized political parties whose candidates for governor or president received the greatest numbers of votes in the municipality at the most recent general election. The deputies shall be specially appointed to carry out the duties under this section par. (a) for the period specified in s. 7.30 (6) (a). The clerk or board of election commissioners may revoke an appointment at any time. No individual who is employed or retained, or within the 2 years preceding appointment has been employed or retained, at a nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified community-based residential facility in the municipality, or any member of the individual's immediate family of such an individual, as defined in s. 19.42 (7), may be appointed to serve as a deputy.
Note: Subdivides long provision and inserts a specific reference.
149,24 Section 24. 6.875 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 6.875 (6) (a) and amended to read:
6.875 (6) (a) Special voting deputies in each municipality shall, not later than 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding an election, arrange one or more convenient times with the administrator of each nursing home, qualified retirement home, and qualified community-based residential facility in the municipality from which one or more occupants have filed an application under s. 6.86 to conduct absentee voting for the election. The time may be no earlier than the 4th Monday preceding the election and no later than 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the election. Upon request of a relative of an occupant of a nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified community-based residential facility, the administrator may notify the relative of the time or times at which special voting deputies will conduct absentee voting at the home or facility, and permit the relative to be present in the room where the voting is conducted. At the designated time, 2 deputies appointed under sub. (4) shall visit the home or facility.
(b) The municipal clerk or executive director of the board of election commissioners shall issue a supply of absentee ballots to the deputies sufficient to provide for the number of valid applications for an absentee ballot received by the clerk, and a reasonable additional number of ballots. The municipal clerk or executive director shall keep a careful record of all ballots issued to the deputies and shall require the deputies to return every ballot issued to them. The
(c) 1. Upon their visit to the home or facility under par. (a), the deputies shall personally offer each elector who has filed a proper application for an absentee ballot the opportunity to cast his or her absentee ballot. If an elector is present who has not filed a proper application for an absentee ballot, the 2 deputies may accept an application from the elector and shall issue a ballot to the elector if the elector is qualified and the application is proper. The deputies shall each witness the certification and may, upon request of the elector, assist the elector in marking the elector's ballot. All voting shall be conducted in the presence of the deputies. Upon request of the elector, a relative of the elector who is present in the room may assist the elector in marking the elector's ballot. All voting shall be conducted in the presence of the deputies. No individual other than a deputy may witness the certification and no individual other than a deputy or relative of an elector may render voting assistance to the elector.
(d) Upon completion of the voting, the deputies shall promptly deliver, either personally or by 1st class mail, any absentee ballot applications and the sealed certificate envelope containing each ballot to the clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality in which the elector casting the ballot resides, within such time as will permit delivery to the polling place serving the elector's residence on election day. Personal delivery may be made by the deputies no later than noon on election day.
(e) If a qualified elector is not able to cast his or her ballot on 2 separate visits by the deputies to the home or facility, they the deputies shall so inform the municipal clerk or executive director of the board of election commissioners, who may then send the ballot to the elector no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election.
Note: Subdivides long provision, inserts specific references, and reorders text. See also the next section of this bill.
149,25 Section 25. 6.875 (6) (c) 2. of the statutes is created to read:
6.875 (6) (c) 2. Upon the request of a relative of an occupant of a nursing home or qualified retirement home or qualified community-based residential facility, the administrator of the home or facility may notify the relative of the time or times at which special voting deputies will conduct absentee voting at the home or facility, and permit the relative to be present in the room where the voting is conducted.
Note: Moves text within s. 6.875 (6) for more logical placement. See also the previous section of this bill.
149,26 Section 26. 7.25 (6) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.25 (6) (c) After the inspection under par. (b), on the blanks forms furnished, they the election officials shall certify the condition of each voting machine and its counters. Each form shall be signed by each election official. After the election, one copy of each machine's certification shall be delivered with each copy of the election returns.
Note: Replaces disfavored term and inserts specific reference.
149,27 Section 27. 7.30 (4) (b) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.30 (4) (b) (intro.) The 2 dominant parties, under sub. (2), are each responsible for submitting a list of names from which the appointees shall be chosen. as follows:
Note: Conforms structure of introductory paragraph with current style.
149,28 Section 28. 7.30 (4) (b) 2. of the statutes is renumbered 7.30 (4) (b) 2. a. and amended to read:
7.30 (4) (b) 2. a. In municipalities other than cities and villages located in counties having a population of more than 500,000, the committees organized under s. 8.17 from each of the 2 dominant parties under sub. (2) shall submit a list containing at least as many names as there are needed appointees from that party. The list shall be submitted by the chairperson of each of the 2 committees to the mayor, president, or chairperson of the municipality. If committees are organized in subdivisions of a city, the list shall be submitted through the chairperson of the city committee. If there is no municipal committee, the list shall be submitted by the chairperson of the county or legislative district committee. Except as provided in par. (c), only those persons submitted by the chairperson of each committee under s. 8.17 may act as election officials. The chairperson may designate any individual whose name is submitted as a first choice nominee. The list shall contain the signature of the chairperson and secretary of the submitting committee.
b. In cities or villages located in counties having a population of more than 500,000, other than cities where there is a board of election commissioners, the aldermanic district or village committeeman or committeewoman for the ward or wards where each polling place is located, if there is one, shall submit a list containing at least as many names as there are needed appointees for inspector positions from the party represented by the committeeman or committeewoman. For appointments of inspectors in cities and villages where there is no aldermanic district or village committeeman or committeewoman, nominations shall proceed in the same manner as in municipalities located in counties having a population of 500,000 or less. The list shall be submitted to the mayor or president. Except as provided in par. (c), only those persons whose names are submitted as provided in this paragraph may act as election officials. The committeeman or committeewoman may designate any individual whose name is submitted as a first choice nominee. The list shall contain the signature of the aldermanic district or village committeeman or committeewoman or the chairperson of the appropriate committee.
c. Upon submission of each nominee's name, the governing body shall appoint each first choice nominee for so long as positions are available, unless nonappointment is authorized under par. (e), and shall appoint other nominees in its discretion. If any nominee is not appointed, the mayor, president, or chairperson of the municipality shall immediately nominate another person from the appropriate lists submitted and continue until the necessary number of election officials from each party is achieved at that meeting.
Note: Subdivides long provision.
149,29 Section 29. 8.05 (1) (j) of the statutes is amended to read:
8.05 (1) (j) 1. The municipal clerk shall notify in writing each candidate whose name is certified as a nominee under par. (h) of his or her nomination. If a municipal judge is elected under s. 755.01 (4), the county clerk of the county having the largest portion of the population in the jurisdiction served by the judge shall make the notification.
2. Upon receipt of the notice, each candidate shall file a declaration of candidacy in the manner prescribed by s. 8.21 with the municipal clerk making the notification no later than 5 p.m. on the 5th day after the notification is mailed or personally delivered to the candidate by the municipal clerk, except as authorized in this paragraph. If an incumbent whose name is certified as a nominee fails to file a declaration of candidacy within the time prescribed by this paragraph, each certified candidate for the office held by the incumbent, other than the incumbent, may file a declaration of candidacy no later than 72 hours after the latest time prescribed in this paragraph. If the candidate has not filed a registration statement under s. 11.05 at the time of the notification, the candidate shall file the statement with the declaration.
3. A candidate for municipal judge shall also, in addition to making the filings required under subd. 2., file a statement of economic interests with the ethics board under s. 19.43 (4) no later than 4:30 p.m. on the 5th day after notification of nomination is mailed or personally delivered to the candidate, or no later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day after the last day for filing a declaration of candidacy whenever that candidate is granted an extension of time for filing a declaration of candidacy under this paragraph subd. 2.
4. Upon receipt of the declaration of candidacy and registration statement of each qualified candidate, and upon filing of a statement of economic interests by each candidate for municipal judge, the municipal clerk, or the county clerk if the judge is elected under s. 755.01 (4), shall place the name of the candidate on the ballot. No later than the end of the 3rd day following qualification by all candidates, the municipal clerk, or the county clerk if the judge is elected under s. 755.01 (4), shall draw lots to determine the arrangement of candidates' names on the spring election ballot.
Note: Subdivides long provision and adds specific reference.
149,30 Section 30. 8.21 of the statutes is renumbered 8.21 (1) and amended to read:
8.21 (1) Each candidate, except a candidate for presidential elector under s. 8.20 (2) (d), shall file a declaration of candidacy, no later than the latest time provided for filing nomination papers under s. 8.10 (2) (a), 8.15 (1), 8.20 (8) (a) or 8.50 (3) (a), or the time provided under s. 8.16 (2) or 8.35 (2) (c). A candidate shall file the declaration with the officer or agency with which nomination papers are filed for the office which that the candidate seeks, or if nomination papers are not required, with the clerk or board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the candidate seeks office.
(2) The declaration of candidacy shall be sworn to before any officer authorized to administer oaths. The declaration shall contain the name of the candidate in the form specified under s. 8.10 (2) (b) for candidates for nonpartisan office or s. 8.15 (5) (a) or 8.20 (2) (a) for candidates for partisan office, and shall state that all of the following:
(a) That the signer is a candidate for a named office , that he or she.
(b) That the signer meets, or will at the time he or she assumes office meet, applicable age, citizenship, residency, or voting qualification requirements, if any, prescribed by the constitutions and laws of the United States and of this state, and that he or she.
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