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2011 - 2012 LEGISLATURE
SENATE AMENDMENT 28,
TO 2011 ASSEMBLY BILL 7
May 17, 2011 - Offered by Senator Carpenter.
AB7-SA28,1,21 At the locations indicated, amend the bill, as shown by assembly substitute
2amendment 2, as follows:
AB7-SA28,1,4 31. Page 2, line 16: after "ticket;" insert "authorization for electors to vote in the
4primary of more than one political party;".
AB7-SA28,1,5 52. Page 9, line 14: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,1,6 6" Section 2g. 5.02 (16m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,1,97 5.02 (16m) "Recognized political party" means a political party which qualifies
8for a separate ballot or column or row on partisan primary and election ballots under
9s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2).
AB7-SA28, s. 2r 10Section 2r. 5.15 (6) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,2,1411 5.15 (6) (b) No later than 60 days before each September primary and general
12election, and no later than 30 days before each other election the governing body of
13any municipality may by resolution combine 2 or more wards for voting purposes to

1facilitate using a common polling place. Whenever wards are so combined, the
2original ward numbers shall continue to be utilized for all official purposes. Except
3as otherwise authorized under this paragraph, every municipality having a
4population of 35,000 or more shall maintain separate returns for each ward so
5combined. In municipalities having a population of less than 35,000, the governing
6body may provide in the resolution that returns shall be maintained only for each
7group of combined wards at any election. Whenever a governing body provides for
8common ballot boxes and ballots or voting machines, separate returns shall be
9maintained for each separate ballot required under ss. 5.62 and s. 5.64 at the
10September primary and general election. The municipal clerk shall transmit a copy
11of the resolution to the county clerk of each county in which the municipality is
12contained. In municipalities having a population of less than 35,000, the resolution
13shall remain in effect for each election until modified or rescinded, or until a new
14division is made under this section.".
AB7-SA28,2,15 153. Page 9, line 22: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,2,16 16" Section 4m. 5.35 (6) (b) of the statutes is repealed.".
AB7-SA28,2,17 174. Page 10, line 8: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,2,18 18" Section 5d. 5.37 (4) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,3,419 5.37 (4) Voting machines may be used at primary elections when they comply
20with subs. (1) and (2) and the following provisions: All candidates' names. Each
21candidate's name
entitled to appear on the ballots ballot at the primary and the party
22that he or she represents
shall appear on the machine; the elector cannot vote for
23candidates of more than one party, whenever the restriction applies, and an elector
24who votes for candidates of any party may not vote for independent candidates at the

1September primary; the elector may secretly select the party for which he or she
2wishes to vote, or the independent candidates in the case of the September primary;
3the
. The elector may vote for as many candidates for each office as he or she is
4lawfully entitled to vote for, but no more.
AB7-SA28, s. 5n 5Section 5n. 5.51 (7) of the statutes is repealed.
AB7-SA28, s. 5p 6Section 5p. 5.62 (1) and (2) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB7-SA28,4,57 5.62 (1) (a) At September primaries, the following ballot shall be provided for
8the nomination of candidates of recognized political parties for national, state and
9county offices and independent candidates for state office in each ward, in the same
10form as prescribed by the board under s. 7.08 (1) (a), except as authorized in s. 5.655.
11The ballots shall be made up of the several party tickets with each party entitled to
12participate in the primary under par. (b) or sub. (2) having its own ballot column or
13row
, except as authorized in s. 5.655. The independent candidates for state office
14other than district attorney shall have a separate ballot column or row for all such
15candidates as under s. 5.64 (1) (e), except as authorized in s. 5.655. The ballots shall
16be secured together at the bottom.
The party ballot column or row of the party
17receiving the most votes for president or governor at the last general election shall
18be on top first with the other parties arranged in descending order based on their vote
19for president or governor at the last general election. The ballots columns or rows
20of parties qualifying under sub. (2) shall be placed after to the right of or below the
21parties qualifying under par. (b), in the same order in which the parties filed petitions
22with the board. Any ballot required under par. (b) 2. shall be placed next in order.
23The ballot column or row listing the independent candidates shall be placed at the
24bottom
last. At polling places where voting machines are used, each party and the
25independent candidates shall be represented in one or more separate columns or

1rows on the ballot. At polling places where an electronic voting system is used other
2than an electronic voting machine, each party and the independent candidates may
3be represented in separate columns or rows on the ballot. An elector at the
4September primary may vote for any candidate for each office regardless of the
5political affiliation of the candidate.
AB7-SA28,4,206 (b) 1. Except as provided in subd. 2. and s. 5.64 (1) (e) 2., every recognized
7political party listed on the official ballot at the last gubernatorial election whose
8candidate for any statewide office received at least 1% 1 percent of the total votes cast
9for that office and, if the last general election was also a presidential election, every
10recognized political party listed on the ballot at that election whose candidate for
11president received at least 1% 1 percent of the total vote cast for that office shall have
12 a separate primary ballot or one or more separate columns or rows on the primary
13ballot as prescribed in par. (a) and a separate column on the general election
ballot
14at the September primary and general election in every ward and election district.
15An organization which was listed as "independent" at the last general election and
16whose candidate meets the same qualification shall receive the same ballot status
17upon petition of the chairperson and secretary of the organization to the board
18requesting such status and specifying their party name, which may not duplicate the
19name of an existing party. A petition under this subdivision may be filed no later
20than 5 p.m. on June 1 in the year of each general election.
AB7-SA28,5,921 2. Subdivision 1. applies to a party within any assembly district or county at
22any September primary election only if at least one candidate of the party for any
23national, state or county office qualifies to have his or her name appear on the ballot
24under the name of that party within that assembly district or county. The county
25clerk or county board of election commissioners shall provide a combined separate

1ballot or
one or more separate columns or rows on the ballot that will permit an
2elector to cast a vote for a write-in candidate for the nomination of any such party
3for each national, state and county office whenever that party qualifies to be
4represented on a separate primary ballot or in one or more separate columns or rows
5under subd. 1. but does not qualify under this subdivision. The ballot shall include
6the name of each party qualifying for a separate ballot or one or more separate
7columns or rows on the ballot under each office, with the names of the candidates for
8each such party appearing in the same order in which the ballots columns or rows
9of the parties would appear under par. (a).
AB7-SA28,5,23 10(2) (a) Except as provided in par. (b) and s. 5.64 (1) (e) 2., any political
11organization may be represented on a separate primary ballot or in one or more
12separate columns or rows on the September primary ballot as prescribed in sub. (1)
13(a) and in a separate column or row on the general election ballot in every ward and
14election district. To qualify for a separate ballot column or row under this paragraph,
15the political organization shall, not later than 5 p.m. on June 1 in the year of the
16September primary, file with the board a petition requesting separate ballot status.
17The petition shall be signed by at least 10,000 electors, including at least 1,000
18electors residing in each of at least 3 separate congressional districts. The petition
19shall conform to the requirements of s. 8.40. No signature obtained before January
201 in the year of filing is valid. When the candidates of a political organization filing
21a valid petition fulfill the requirements prescribed by law, they shall appear on a
22separate ballot or
in one or more separate columns or rows on the ballot for the period
23ending with the following general election.
AB7-SA28,6,1224 (b) Paragraph (a) applies to a party within any assembly district or county at
25any September primary election only if at least one candidate of the party for any

1national, state or county office qualifies to have his or her name appear on the ballot
2under the name of that party within that assembly district or county. The county
3clerk or county board of election commissioners shall provide a combined separate
4ballot or
one or more separate columns or rows on the ballot that will permit an
5elector to cast a vote for a write-in candidate for the nomination of any such party
6for each national, state and county office whenever that party qualifies to be
7represented on a separate primary ballot or in one or more separate columns or rows
8under par. (a) but does not qualify under this paragraph. The ballot shall include the
9name of each party qualifying for a separate ballot or one or more separate columns
10or rows on the ballot under each office, with the names of the candidates for each such
11party appearing in the same order in which the ballots columns or rows of the parties
12would appear under sub. (1) (a).
AB7-SA28, s. 5t 13Section 5t. 5.62 (3) and (5) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB7-SA28,6,2314 5.62 (3) The board shall designate the official primary ballot arrangement for
15statewide offices and district attorney within each prosecutorial district by using the
16same procedure as provided in s. 5.60 (1) (b). On each ballot and on each separate
17column or row on the ballot, the candidates for office shall be listed together with the
18offices which they seek in the following order whenever these offices appear on the
19September primary ballot: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general,
20secretary of state, state treasurer, U.S. senator, U.S. representative in congress,
21state senator, representative to the assembly, district attorney and the county offices.
22Below the names of the independent candidates shall appear the party or principle
23of the candidates, if any, in 5 words or less, as shown on their nomination papers.
AB7-SA28,7,6 24(5) At the September primary, an elector may vote for the candidates of only
25one party, or the elector may vote for any of the independent candidates for state

1office listed; but the elector may not vote for more than one candidate for a single
2office.
A space shall be provided on the ballot for an elector to write in the name of
3his or her choice as a party candidate for any office, including a party candidate of
4a party whose name appears on the ballot, column or row designated for independent
5candidates, as provided in sub. (1) (b) or (2) (b), but no space shall be provided to write
6in the names of independent candidates.".
AB7-SA28,7,7 75. Page 11, line 4: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,7,8 8" Section 8d. 5.655 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,7,169 5.655 (1) Whenever a separate ballot is required to be used, a municipality may
10use a single ballot to facilitate the use of voting machines or an electronic voting
11system or, if the municipality employs paper ballots, may use a consolidated paper
12ballot that is authorized under sub. (2). If a municipality uses a single ballot in lieu
13of separate ballots, the ballot shall include a separate column or row for any office,
14or referendum or party for which a separate ballot is required by law and the ballot
15shall be distributed only to electors who are eligible to vote for all of the offices and
16referenda appearing on the ballot.
AB7-SA28, s. 8h 17Section 8h. 5.81 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
AB7-SA28, s. 8p 18Section 8p. 5.84 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,8,1319 5.84 (1) Where any municipality employs an electronic voting system which
20utilizes automatic tabulating equipment, either at the polling place or at a central
21counting location, the municipal clerk shall, on any day not more than 10 days prior
22to the election day on which the equipment is to be utilized, have the equipment
23tested to ascertain that it will correctly count the votes cast for all offices and on all
24measures. Public notice of the time and place of the test shall be given by the clerk

1at least 48 hours prior to the test by publication of a class 1 notice under ch. 985 in
2one or more newspapers published within the municipality if a newspaper is
3published therein, otherwise in a newspaper of general circulation therein. The test
4shall be open to the public. The test shall be conducted by processing a preaudited
5group of ballots so marked as to record a predetermined number of valid votes for
6each candidate and on each referendum. The test shall include for each office one
7or more ballots which have votes in excess of the number allowed by law and, for a
8partisan primary election, one or more ballots which have votes cast for candidates
9of more than one recognized political party,
in order to test the ability of the
10automatic tabulating equipment to reject such votes. If any error is detected, the
11municipal clerk shall ascertain the cause and correct the error. The clerk shall make
12an errorless count before the automatic tabulating equipment is approved by the
13clerk for use in the election.
AB7-SA28, s. 8t 14Section 8t. 5.91 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,8,1715 5.91 (1) It enables an elector to vote in secrecy and to select the party or the
16independent candidates for whom an elector will vote in secrecy at a partisan
17primary election
.".
AB7-SA28,8,18 186. Page 11, line 5: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,8,19 19" Section 9g. 5.91 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,8,2420 5.91 (3) Except in primary elections, it It enables an elector to vote for a ticket
21selected in part from the nominees of one party, and in part from the nominees of
22other parties, and in part from independent candidates and, except in the case of
23independent candidates at primary elections,
in part of from candidates whose
24names are written in by the elector.
AB7-SA28, s. 9r
1Section 9r. 5.91 (6) of the statutes is repealed.".
AB7-SA28,9,2 27. Page 31, line 12: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,9,3 3" Section 53g. 6.80 (2) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,9,94 6.80 (2) (am) In partisan primaries, an elector may vote for a person as the
5candidate of the party of the elector's choice, if that person's name does not appear
6on the official ballot of that party, by writing in the name of the person in the space
7provided on the ballot or the ballot provided for that purpose, or where voting
8machines are used, in the irregular ballot device, designating the party for which the
9elector desires such person to be the nominee.
AB7-SA28, s. 53r 10Section 53r. 6.80 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,9,2311 6.80 (2) (f) In the presidential preference primary and other partisan primary
12elections
at polling places where ballots are distributed to electors, unless the ballots
13are prepared under s. 5.655 or are utilized with an electronic voting system in which
14all candidates appear on the same ballot, after the elector prepares his or her ballot
15the elector shall detach the remaining ballots, fold the ballots to be discarded and fold
16the completed ballot unless the ballot is intended for counting with automatic
17tabulating equipment. The elector shall then either personally deposit the ballots
18to be discarded into the separate ballot box marked "blank ballot box," and deposit
19the completed ballot into the ballot box indicated by the inspectors, or give the ballots
20to an inspector who shall deposit the ballots directly into the appropriate ballot
21boxes. The inspectors shall keep the blank ballot box locked until the canvass is
22completed and shall dispose of the blank ballots as prescribed by the municipal
23clerk.".
AB7-SA28,10,2
18. Page 42, line 23: delete the material beginning with "Failure" and ending
2with "primary." on page 45, line 3, and substitute:
AB7-SA28,10,7 3"Failure to return an unused ballot in a primary does not invalidate the ballot
4on which the elector's votes are cast. Return of more than one marked ballot in a
5primary or return of a ballot prepared under s. 5.655 or a ballot used with an
6electronic voting system in a primary which is marked for candidates of more than
7one party invalidates all votes cast by the elector for candidates in the primary.
".
AB7-SA28,10,8 89. Page 58, line 6: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,10,9 9" Section 93m. 7.08 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,10,1410 7.08 (2) (b) The certified list of candidates for president and vice president who
11have been
nominated at a national convention by a party entitled to a separate
12column or row on the
September primary ballot or for whom electors have been
13nominated under s. 8.20 shall be sent as soon as possible after the closing date for
14filing nomination papers, but no later than the deadlines established in s. 10.06.".
AB7-SA28,10,15 1510. Page 59, line 6: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,10,16 16" Section 99m. 7.50 (1) (d) of the statutes is repealed.".
AB7-SA28,10,17 1711. Page 59, line 7: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,10,18 18" Section 100m. 7.50 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,10,2119 7.50 (2) (g) In partisan primaries, if an elector writes in the name of an
20individual on a ballot in a column or row other than the one on which that individual's
21name is shown as a candidate, the write-in vote may not be counted.".
AB7-SA28,10,22 2212. Page 61, line 5: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,10,23 23" Section 102c. 8.16 (1), (6) and (7) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB7-SA28,11,7
18.16 (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), the person who receives the greatest
2number of votes for an office on a party ballot at any partisan primary, regardless of
3whether the person's name appears on the ballot, shall be the party's candidate for
4the office, and the person's name shall so appear on the official ballot at the next
5election. All independent candidates shall appear on the general election ballot
6regardless of the number of votes received by such candidates at the September
7primary.
AB7-SA28,11,11 8(6) The persons who receive the greatest number of votes respectively for the
9offices of governor and lieutenant governor on for any party ballot at a primary shall
10be the party's joint candidates for the offices, and their names shall so appear on the
11official ballot at the next election.
AB7-SA28,11,18 12(7) Nominees chosen at a national convention and under s. 8.18 (2) by each
13party entitled to a separate column or row on a September primary ballot shall be
14the party's candidates for president, vice president and presidential electors. The
15state or national chairperson of each such party shall certify the names of the party's
16nominees for president and vice president to the board no later than 5 p.m. on the
17first Tuesday in September preceding a presidential election. Each name shall be in
18one of the formats authorized in s. 7.08 (2) (a).
AB7-SA28, s. 102g 19Section 102g. 8.17 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,12,1220 8.17 (1) (a) Political parties qualifying for a separate column or row on the
21September primary
ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) shall elect their party
22committeemen and committeewomen as provided under sub. (5) (b). The function of
23committeemen and committeewomen is to represent their neighborhoods in the
24structure of a political party. Committeemen and committeewomen shall act as
25liaison representatives between their parties and the residents of the election

1districts in which they serve. Activities of committeemen and committeewomen
2shall include, but not be limited to, identifying voters; assistance in voter
3registration drives; increasing voter participation in political parties; polling and
4other methods of passing information from residents to political parties and elected
5public officials; and dissemination of information from public officials to residents.
6For assistance in those and other activities of interest to a political party, each
7committeeman and committeewoman may appoint a captain to engage in these
8activities in each ward, if the election district served by the committeeman or
9committeewoman includes more than one ward. In an election district which
10includes more than one ward, the committeeman or committeewoman shall
11coordinate the activities of the ward captains in promoting the interests of his or her
12party.
AB7-SA28, s. 102n 13Section 102n. 8.20 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,12,2314 8.20 (9) Persons nominated by nomination papers without a recognized
15political party designation shall be placed on the official ballot at the general election
16and at any partisan election to the right or below the recognized political party
17candidates in their own column or row designated "Independent". At the September
18primary, persons nominated for state office by nomination papers without a
19recognized political party designation shall be placed on in a separate ballot column
20or row
or, if a consolidated paper ballot under s. 5.655 (2), an electronic voting system
21or voting machines are used, in a column or row designated "Independent". If the
22candidate's name already appears under a recognized political party it may not be
23listed on the independent ballot, column or row.
AB7-SA28, s. 102r 24Section 102r. 8.50 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,13,13
18.50 (3) (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions for
2September primaries under s. 8.15 are applicable to all partisan primaries held
3under this section, and the provisions for spring primaries under s. 8.10 are
4applicable to all nonpartisan primaries held under this section. In a special partisan
5primary or election, the order of the parties on the ballot shall be the same as
6provided under s. 5.62 (1) or 5.64 (1) (b). Independent candidates for state office at
7a special partisan election shall not appear on the primary ballot. No primary is
8required for a nonpartisan election in which not more than 2 candidates for an office
9appear on the ballot or for a partisan election in which not more than one candidate
10for an office appears on in the ballot column or row of each recognized political party
11on the ballot. In every special election except a special election for nonpartisan state
12office where no candidate is certified to appear on the ballot, a space for write-in
13votes shall be provided on the ballot, regardless of whether a special primary is held.
AB7-SA28, s. 102w 14Section 102w. 8.50 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB7-SA28, s. 102x 15Section 102x. 9.10 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,13,2316 9.10 (3) (e) For any partisan office, a recall primary shall be held for each
17political party which is entitled to a separate column or row on the September
18primary
ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) and from which more than one candidate
19competes for the party's nomination in the recall election. The primary ballot shall
20be prepared in accordance with s. 5.62, insofar as applicable. The person receiving
21the highest number of votes in the recall primary for each political party shall be that
22party's candidate in the recall election. Independent candidates shall be shown on
23the ballot for the recall election only.".
AB7-SA28,13,24 2413. Page 62, line 6: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,14,1
1" Section 104m. 10.02 (3) (b) 2. and 2m. of the statutes are amended to read:
AB7-SA28,14,62 10.02 (3) (b) 2. At a special partisan primary, the elector shall select the party
3ballot
candidate of his or her choice for each office and shall make a cross (8) next
4to or depress the lever or button next to the candidate's name for each office for whom
5the elector intends to vote, or shall insert or write in the name of the elector's choice
6for a candidate.
AB7-SA28,14,157 2m. At the September primary, the elector shall select the party ballot
8candidate of his or her choice or the ballot containing the names of the independent
9candidates
for state each office, and make a cross (8 ) next to or depress the lever or
10button next to the candidate's name for each office for whom the elector intends to
11vote or insert or write in the name of the elector's choice for a party candidate, if any.
12In order to qualify for participation in the Wisconsin election campaign fund, a
13candidate for state office at the September primary, other than a candidate for
14district attorney, must receive at least 6% 6 percent of all votes cast on all ballots for
15the office for which he or she is a candidate, in addition to other requirements.".
AB7-SA28,14,16 1614. Page 62, line 12: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,14,17 17" Section 105d. 11.06 (7m) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,15,818 11.06 (7m) (a) If a committee which was registered under s. 11.05 as a political
19party committee or legislative campaign committee supporting candidates of a
20political party files an oath under sub. (7) affirming that it does not act in cooperation
21or consultation with any candidate who is nominated to appear on the party ballot
22in the column or row of the party at a general or special election, that the committee
23does not act in concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, such a candidate, that
24the committee does not act in cooperation or consultation with such a candidate or

1agent or authorized committee of such a candidate who benefits from a disbursement
2made in opposition to another candidate, and that the committee does not act in
3concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, such a candidate or agent or
4authorized committee of such a candidate who benefits from a disbursement made
5in opposition to another candidate, the committee filing the oath may not make any
6contributions in support of any candidate of the party at the general or special
7election or in opposition to any such candidate's opponents exceeding the amounts
8specified in s. 11.26 (2), except as authorized in par. (c).
AB7-SA28, s. 105h 9Section 105h. 11.31 (3m) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,15,2110 11.31 (3m) Unopposed candidates; exception. Notwithstanding subs. (1) and
11(2), if all candidates for state senator or representative to the assembly in a
12legislative district who are certified under s. 7.08 (2) (a) to appear in the columns or
13rows
on the September primary ballot of all parties recognized under s. 5.62 (1) (b)
14or (2) have no opponent who is certified to appear on the same primary ballot, or if
15no primary is required for all candidates of parties recognized under s. 5.62 (1) (b)
16or (2) for state senator or representative to the assembly in a legislative district who
17are certified under s. 8.50 (1) (d) to appear on a special partisan election ballot, then
18the separate limitation specified in sub. (1) for disbursements during the primary
19and election period does not apply to candidates for that office in that primary and
20election, and the candidates are bound only by the total limitations specified for the
21primary and election.
AB7-SA28, s. 105p 22Section 105p. 11.50 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,16,623 11.50 (1) (a) 1. With respect to a spring or general election, any individual who
24is certified under s. 7.08 (2) (a) as a candidate in the spring election for state
25superintendent, or an individual who receives at least 6% 6 percent of the vote cast

1for all candidates on all ballots columns or rows for any state office, except district
2attorney, for which the individual is a candidate at the September primary and who
3is certified under s. 7.08 (2) (a) as a candidate for that office in the general election,
4or an individual who has been lawfully appointed and certified to replace either such
5individual on the ballot at the spring or general election; and who has qualified for
6a grant under sub. (2).
AB7-SA28, s. 105t 7Section 105t. 11.50 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB7-SA28,17,28 11.50 (1) (a) 2. With respect to a special election, an individual who is certified
9under s. 8.50 (1) (d) as a candidate in a special election for state superintendent, or
10an individual who is certified under s. 8.50 (1) (d) as a candidate in a special election
11for any state office, except district attorney, on the ballot or column or row of a party
12whose candidate for the same office at the preceding general election received at least
136 percent of the vote cast for all candidates on all ballots for the office, or an individual
14who has been lawfully appointed and certified to replace either such individual on
15the ballot at a special election, or an individual who receives at least 6 percent of the
16vote cast for all candidates on all ballots for any state office, except district attorney,
17at a partisan special election; and who qualifies for a grant under sub. (2). Where
18the boundaries of a district in which an individual seeks office have been changed
19since the preceding general election such that it is not possible to calculate the exact
20number of votes that are needed by that individual to qualify as an eligible candidate
21prior to an election under this subdivision, the number of votes cast for all candidates
22for the office at the preceding general election in each ward, combination of wards
23or municipality which is wholly contained within the boundaries of the newly formed
24district shall be calculated. If the candidate of the political party on whose ballot or
25column or row the individual appears in the newly formed district obtained at least

16 percent of the number of votes calculated, the individual is deemed to qualify as an
2eligible candidate prior to the election under this subdivision.".
AB7-SA28,17,3 315. Page 77, line 24: after that line insert:
AB7-SA28,17,4 4" Section 1. Initial applicability.
AB7-SA28,17,11 5"(5) Split ticket voting in primaries. The treatment of sections 5.02 (16m), 5.15
6(6) (b), 5.35 (6) (b), 5.37 (4), 5.51 (7), 5.62 (1), (2), (3), and (5), 5.655 (1), 5.81 (4), 5.84
7(1), 5.91 (1), (3), and (6), 6.80 (2) (am) and (f), 6.87 (4) (with respect to split ticket
8voting in primaries), 7.08 (2) (b), 7.50 (1) (d) and (2) (g), 8.16 (1), (6), and (7), 8.17 (1)
9(a), 8.20 (9), 8.50 (3) (b) and (c), 9.10 (3) (e), 10.02 (3) (b) 2. and 2m., 11.06 (7m) (a),
1011.31 (3m), and 11.50 (1) (a) 1. and 2. of the statutes first applies with respect to
11voting at the 2012 September primary election.".
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