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(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.
(c) That the signer will otherwise qualify for office if nominated and elected.
(3) The declaration of candidacy shall include the candidate's name in the form in which it will appear on the ballot.
(4) Each candidate for state and local office shall include in the declaration a of candidacy all of the following:
(a) A statement that he or she the candidate has not been convicted of any misdemeanor designated under state or federal law as a violation of the public trust or any felony for which he or she the candidate has not been pardoned. In addition, each candidate for state or local office shall include in the declaration a
(b) A statement that discloses his or her the candidate's municipality of residence for voting purposes, and the street and number, if any, on which the candidate resides.
(5) The declaration of candidacy is valid with or without the seal of the officer who administers the oath.
(6) A candidate for state or local office shall file an amended declaration of candidacy under oath with the same officer or agency if any information contained in the declaration of candidacy changes at any time after the original declaration of candidacy is filed and before the candidate assumes office or is defeated for election or nomination.
Note: Subdivides long provision and adds specific reference. Inserts specific references.
149,31 Section 31. 8.30 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
8.30 (1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the official or agency with whom declarations of candidacy are required to be filed may refuse to place the candidate's name on the ballot if any of the following apply:
(a) If the The nomination papers are not prepared, signed, and executed, as required under this chapter;.
(b) If it It conclusively appears, either on the face of the nomination papers offered for filing, or by admission of the candidate or otherwise, that the candidate is ineligible to be nominated or elected;.
(c) If elected the The candidate , if elected, could not qualify for the office sought within the time allowed by law for qualification because of age, residence, or other impediment.
Note: Conforms provision to current style.
149,32 Section 32. 9.01 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 9.01 (1) (a) 1. and amended to read:
9.01 (1) (a) 1. Any candidate voted for at any election or any elector who voted upon any referendum question at any election may request petition for a recount. The petitioner shall file a verified petition or petitions with the proper clerk or body under par. (ar) not earlier than the time of completion of the canvass and not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the municipal or county board of canvassers determining the election for that office or on that referendum question or, if more than one board of canvassers makes the determination, not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the last board of canvassers which makes a determination. If the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee makes the determination for the office or the referendum question, the petitioner shall file the petition not earlier than the last meeting day of the last county board of canvassers to make a statement in the election or referendum and not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the day on which the elections board receives the last statement from a county board of canvassers for the election or referendum.
2. Each verified petition under subd. 1. shall state that all of the following:
a. That at the election the petitioner was a candidate for the office in question or that he or she the petitioner voted on the referendum question in issue; that.
b. That the petitioner is informed and believes that a mistake or fraud has been committed in a specified ward or municipality in the counting and return of the votes cast for the office or upon the question; or shall specify any other that another specified defect, irregularity, or illegality occurred in the conduct of the election.
3. The petition under subd. 1. shall specify each ward, or each municipality where no wards exist, in which a recount is desired. If a recount is requested for all wards within a jurisdiction, each ward need not be specified.
4. The petition under subd. 1. may be amended to include information discovered as a result of the investigation of the board of canvassers or the chairperson of the board, or chairperson's designee, after the filing of the petition, if the petitioner moves to amend the petition as soon as possible after the petitioner discovered discovers, or reasonably should have discovered, the information which that is the subject of the amendment and if the petitioner was unable to include the information in the original petition.
Note: Subdivides long provision and adds specific references for improved readability. Corrects punctuation. Replaces "request" with "petition for" for internal consistency. Replaces "discovered" with "discovers" and "which" with "that" to correct grammar. Reorders text in subd. 2. b. to correct sentence agreement.
149,33 Section 33. 9.01 (1) (b) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (b) 3. They The board of canvassers shall then examine the container or bag containing the ballots to be certain it has not been tampered with, opened, or opened and resealed. Any irregularities or possible tampering with the container or bag shall be noted.
Note: Inserts specific reference.
149,34 Section 34. 9.01 (1) (b) 4. of the statutes is renumbered 9.01 (1) (b) 4. a. and amended to read:
9.01 (1) (b) 4. a. When the container or bag has been checked, it shall be opened and the contents removed. The board of canvassers shall, without examination other than what is necessary to determine that each is a single ballot, count the number of ballots therein in the container or bag, excluding ballots removed under s. 7.51 (2) (e). Then
b. The board of canvassers shall then, for each opened absentee ballot envelope that was laid aside as defective under subd. 2., the board of canvassers shall, without inspection, randomly draw one absentee ballot from the container or bag. In differentiating absentee ballots from other ballots, the board of canvassers shall presume that a ballot initialed only by the municipal clerk, the executive director of the board of election commissioners, or a deputy clerk or secretary is an absentee ballot. If there are more defective absentee ballot envelopes than there are probable absentee ballots, all of the probable absentee ballots shall be removed from the container or bag. Additional ballots shall be removed only if the number of remaining ballots still exceeds the number of voting electors recorded under subd. 1., reduced by the number of defective envelopes set aside under subd. 2. All ballots removed shall not be counted, but shall be marked as to the reason for their removal, set aside and carefully preserved.
c. If, after completing the steps set forth in subd. 4. b., the number of ballots still exceeds the number of voters, the board of canvassers shall place all ballots face up to check for blank ballots. Any blank ballots shall be so marked, set aside and carefully preserved.
d. If, after completing the steps set forth in subd. 4. c., the number of ballots still exceeds the number of voters reduced by the number of defective envelopes set aside under subd. 2., the board of canvassers shall place all ballots face down to check the initials. Any ballot not properly initialed by 2 inspectors or any absentee ballot not properly initialed by the municipal clerk, the executive director of the board of election commissioners, or a deputy clerk or secretary shall be temporarily set aside and the board of canvassers shall, without inspection, randomly draw from these ballots as many as are necessary to reduce the number of ballots to equal the number of voters. Any ballots removed for lack of initials shall not be counted but shall be marked, set aside and carefully preserved.
e. If, after completing the steps set forth in subd. 4. d., the number of ballots still exceeds the number of voters reduced by the number of defective envelopes set aside under subd. 2., the remaining ballots shall be returned to the container or bag and the board of canvassers shall draw a number of ballots equal to the excess number of ballots by chance and without inspection from the container or bag. These ballots shall not be counted but shall be marked as having been removed by the canvassers on recount due to an excess number of ballots, set aside and carefully preserved.
Note: Subdivides long provision, reorganizes text, and moves "then" for improved readability and internal consistency within s. 9.01 (1) (b).
149,35 Section 35. 9.01 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
9.01 (8) (a) Unless the court finds a ground for setting aside or modifying the determination of the board of canvassers or the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee, it shall affirm the determination.
(b) The court shall separately treat disputed issues of procedure, interpretations of law, and findings of fact.
(c) The court may not receive evidence not offered to the board of canvassers or the chairperson or chairperson's designee except for evidence that was unavailable to a party exercising due diligence at the time of the recount or newly discovered evidence that could not with due diligence have been obtained during the recount, and except that the court may receive evidence not offered at an earlier time because a party was not represented by counsel in all or part of a recount proceeding. A party who fails to object or fails to offer evidence of a defect or irregularity during the recount waives the right to object or offer evidence before the court except in the case of evidence that was unavailable to a party exercising due diligence at the time of the recount or newly discovered evidence that could not with due diligence have been obtained during the recount or evidence received by the court due to unavailability of counsel during the recount.
(d) The court shall set aside or modify the determination of the board of canvassers or the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee if it finds that the board of canvassers or the chairperson or chairperson's designee has erroneously interpreted a provision of law and a correct interpretation compels a particular action. If the determination depends on any fact found by the board of canvassers or the chairperson or chairperson's designee, the court may not substitute its judgment for that of the board of canvassers or the chairperson or designee as to the weight of the evidence on any disputed finding of fact. The court shall set aside the determination if it finds that the determination depends on any finding of fact that is not supported by substantial evidence.
Note: Subdivides long provision and inserts specific reference.
149,36 Section 36. 10.51 (intro.) (except 10.51 (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 10.51 (1g).
Note: Section 10.51 (intro.) is not introductory to the subsections in s. 10.51, but contains discrete and separate subject matter, and is renumbered accordingly. See also the next section of this bill.
149,37 Section 37. 10.51 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 10.51 (1r) and amended to read:
10.51 (1r) All the listings contained in this subchapter relate to other provisions of the statutes which that are referred to in each paragraph of these listings.
Note: Accommodates the renumbering of s. 10.51 (intro.) by the previous section of this bill.
149,38 Section 38. 10.53 (intro.) (except 10.53 (title)) of the statutes is renumbered 10.53 (1g) and amended to read:
10.53 (1g) In preparing each edition of the statutes for publication the revisor shall, if the revisor finds that a conflict exists between the listings in ss. 10.62 to 10.82 and the substantive statutes to which such those sections refer, correct the listing in this subchapter to properly reflect the intent of said the substantive statute or of the act of the legislature on which the substantive statute is based.
Note: Section 10.53 (intro.) is not introductory to the subsections in s. 10.53, but contains discrete and separate subject matter, and is renumbered accordingly. See also the next section of this bill. Replaces disfavored terms.
149,39 Section 39. 10.53 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 10.53 (1r) and amended to read:
10.53 (1r) For any correction made by the revisor under the authority of this section, the revisor shall prepare a note explaining the correction and such note that shall be printed with the affected listing in this subchapter.
Note: Accommodates the renumbering of s. 10.53 (intro.) by the previous section of this bill. Replaces disfavored term.
149,40 Section 40. 10.62 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
10.62 Elections board; spring primary and election. (intro.) The following subsections set forth, in chronological order, dates relating to the spring primary and election or occurrences during the spring period which that affect the elections board.:
Note: Corrects punctuation.
149,41 Section 41. 10.64 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
10.64 County clerk; spring primary and election. (intro.) The following subsections set forth, in chronological order, dates relating to the spring primary and election or occurrences during the spring period which that affect the county clerk.:
Note: Corrects punctuation.
149,42 Section 42. 10.66 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
10.66 Municipal clerk and governing body; spring primary and election. (intro.) The following subsections set forth, in chronological order, dates relating to the spring primary and election occurrences during the spring primary which that affect the municipal clerk and governing body.:
Note: Corrects punctuation.
149,43 Section 43. 10.68 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
10.68 Candidates; spring primary and election. (intro.) The following subsections set forth, in chronological order, dates relating to the spring primary and election or occurrences during the spring period which that affect the candidates.:
Note: Corrects punctuation.
149,44 Section 44. 10.70 (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
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