(d) When the certified statements and returns are received, the 10
chairperson of the board or the chairperson's designee shall proceed to examine and 11
make a statement of the total number of votes cast at any election for the offices 12
involved in the election for president and vice president; a statement for each of the 13
offices of governor, lieutenant governor, if a primary, and a joint statement for the 14
offices of governor and lieutenant governor, if a general election; a statement for each 15
of the offices of secretary of state, state treasurer, attorney general, and state 16
superintendent; for U.S. senator; representative in congress for each congressional 17
district; the state legislature; justice; court of appeals judge;
technical college district
circuit judge; district attorney; metropolitan sewerage commission, 19
if the commissioners are elected under s. 200.09 (11) (am); and for any referenda 20
questions submitted by the legislature.
7.70 (6) Technical college district board members; determinations.
government accountability board shall transmit to the secretary of the district board 24
a copy of the certified determination of the chairperson of the government
accountability board or his or her designee for the election of each member of any 2
technical college district board.
(ds) For the office of member of a technical college district board, not 5
less than 200 nor more than 400 electors.
(a) The qualified electors of the state, of any county, city, village, or 8
town, of any congressional, legislative, judicial, technical college,
town sanitary, or 9
school district, or of any prosecutorial unit may petition for the recall of any 10
incumbent elective official by filing a petition with the same official or agency with 11
whom nomination papers or declarations of candidacy for the office are filed 12
demanding the recall of the officeholder.
(b) A recall petition for a city, village, town, technical college district, 15
town sanitary district, or school district office shall contain a statement of a reason 16
for the recall which is related to the official responsibilities of the official for whom 17
removal is sought.
(d) No petition may be offered for filing for the recall of an officer unless 20
the petitioner first files a registration statement under s. 11.05 (1) or (2) with the 21
filing officer with whom the petition is filed. The petitioner shall append to the 22
registration a statement indicating his or her intent to circulate a recall petition, the 23
name of the officer for whom recall is sought and, in the case of a petition for the recall 24
of a city, village, town, technical college district,
town sanitary district, or school 25
district officer, a statement of a reason for the recall which is related to the official
responsibilities of the official for whom removal is sought. No petitioner may 2
circulate a petition for the recall of an officer prior to completing registration. The 3
last date that a petition for the recall of an officer may be offered for filing is 5 p.m. 4
on the 60th day commencing after registration. After the recall petition has been 5
offered for filing, no name may be added or removed. No signature may be counted 6
unless the date of the signature is within the period provided in this paragraph.
(a) This subsection applies to the recall of all elective officials other 9
than city, village, town, technical college district,
town sanitary district, and school 10
district officials. City, village, town, technical college district,
town sanitary district, 11
and school district officials are recalled under sub. (4).
(title) City, village, town, town sanitary district, technical college
14district, and school district offices.
(a) Within 10 days after a petition for the recall of a city, village, town, 17technical college district,
town sanitary district, or school district official, is offered 18
for filing, the officer against whom the petition is filed may file a written challenge 19
with the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners or school district clerk
20official or agency
with whom it is filed, specifying any alleged insufficiency. If a 21
challenge is filed, the petitioner may file a written rebuttal to the challenge with the 22clerk or board of election commissioners official or agency
within 5 days after the 23
challenge is filed. If a rebuttal is filed, the officer against whom the petition is filed 24
may file a reply to any new matter raised in the rebuttal within 2 days after the 25
rebuttal is filed. Within 14 days after the expiration of the time allowed for filing a
reply to a rebuttal, the clerk or board of election commissioners official or agency 2
shall file the certificate or an amended certificate. Within 31 days after the petition 3
is offered for filing, the clerk or board of election commissioners official or agency 4
shall determine by careful examination of the face of the petition whether the 5
petition is sufficient and shall so state in a certificate attached to the petition. If the 6
petition is found to be insufficient, the certificate shall state the particulars creating 7
the insufficiency. The petition may be amended to correct any insufficiency within 8
5 days following the affixing of the original certificate. Within 2 days after the 9
offering of the amended petition for filing, the clerk or board of election
10commissioners official or agency
shall again carefully examine the face of the petition 11
to determine sufficiency and shall attach to the petition a certificate stating the 12
findings. Immediately upon finding an original or amended petition sufficient, 13
except in cities over 500,000 population and in technical college districts
, the 14municipal clerk or school district clerk official
shall transmit the petition to the 15
governing body or to the school board. Immediately upon finding an original or 16
amended petition sufficient, in cities over 500,000 population, the board of election 17
commissioners shall file the petition in its office. Immediately upon finding an
18original or amended petition sufficient, in technical college districts, the government
19accountability board shall file the petition in its office.
(d) Promptly upon receipt of a certificate under par. (a), the governing 22
body, school board, or
board of election commissioners
, or government accountability
shall call a recall election. The recall election shall be held on the Tuesday of 24
the 6th week commencing after the date on which the certificate is filed, except that
if Tuesday is a legal holiday the recall election shall be held on the first day after 2
Tuesday which is not a legal holiday.
9.10 (7) Purpose.
The purpose of this section is to facilitate the operation of 5
article XIII, section 12, of the constitution and to extend the same rights to electors 6
of cities, villages, towns, technical college districts,
town sanitary districts, and 7
(c) Candidates for representative to the assembly or member of a
10technical college district board
(c) Candidates for representative to the assembly or member of a
13technical college district board
(f) Candidates for representative to the assembly or member of a
16technical college district board
, $17,250 total in the primary and election, with 17
disbursements not exceeding $10,775 for either the primary or the election.
SB275-AA70, s. 25
11.31 (1) (g) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(g) (intro.) In any jurisdiction or district, other than a technical college
judicial district or circuit, with a population of 500,000 or more according 21
to the most recent federal census covering the entire jurisdiction or district:
By a member of a technical college district board, to the secretary 24
of the district board.
17.02 (2) Technical college district board.
Of the resignation of a member 2
of a technical college district board, by the secretary of the district board to the 3
government accountability board.
17.17 (2) Technical college district board.
In the office of member of a 6
technical college district board, by the secretary of the district board to the 7
government accountability board.
SB275-AA70, s. 30
17.27 (3) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
17.27 (3) Technical college district board.
Except as provided in s. 9.10, a 10
vacancy in the office of member of a technical college district board may be filled by 11
temporary appointment of the remaining members of the district board. The 12
temporary appointee shall be a resident of the technical college district and, if the 13
technical college district is apportioned into election districts, of the numbered 14
election district within the technical college district which he or she is appointed to 15
represent. The temporary appointee shall serve until a successor is elected and 16
qualifies. If the vacancy occurs during the period beginning on the first Monday of 17
January of the year following the year in which the president of the United States 18
is elected and ending on May 31 of the following year, the vacancy shall be filled for 19
the residue of the unexpired term, at the succeeding general election.
"Ward" means a municipal ward in effect on August 1 of the year 22
following the federal decennial census on which a districting plan is based.
Promptly upon issuance of a reorganization order by the board, the 2
director of the board shall transmit a copy of the order to the government 3
SB275-AA70, s. 34
38.08 (1) (a) of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
(a) A district board shall administer the district and shall be composed 6
of 9 members who are residents of the district, except that in a district that includes 7
territory within a county having a population of 500,000 or more, the district board 8
shall be composed of 11 members who are residents of the district. The members 9
shall be elected at the general election at large by the electors of the district, except 10
that in a district that includes territory within a county having a population of 11
500,000 or more, the members shall be elected from election districts by the electors 12
of the respective election districts. In each such district, each member of the district 13
board shall be an elector of the election district within the technical college district 14
from which the member seeks office.
(b) District board members shall take office on July 1 the first Monday
and shall serve staggered 3
(c) Promptly upon receipt of the determinations of the government 20
accountability board under s. 7.70 (6) and upon appointment of any person to fill a 21
temporary vacancy on the district board, the secretary of the district board shall send 22
written notification of the name and address of each member and expiration date of 23
each member's term to the director of the board.
SB275-AA70, s. 37
38.08 (1g), (2) and (2m) of the statutes are repealed.
The district board shall hold its annual organizational meeting on the 2
2nd Monday in July January
at which it shall elect from among its members a 3
chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer. If a vacancy occurs in any of 4
the district board officer positions after the annual organizational meeting, the 5
district board may elect an officer to fill the vacancy at any subsequent district board 6
meeting. No person may serve as chairperson for more than 2 successive annual 7
(a) Beginning in 2012, in each district that includes territory within 10
a county having a population of 500,000 or more, within 30 days after the effective 11
date of this paragraph .... [LRB inserts date], and thereafter within 90 days after the 12
population count by block, established in the decennial federal census of population, 13
and maps showing the location and numbering of census blocks become available in 14
printed form from the federal government or are published for distribution by an 15
agency of this state or within 90 days after alteration of the boundaries of an existing 16
district, the district board shall apportion and prescribe the boundaries of 11 17
numbered election districts within the district, to be as nearly equal in population 18
(b) Within 90 days after the creation of any new district that includes territory 20
within a county having a population of 500,000 or more, or within 90 days after such 21
a population count shows that the population of any county having territory within 22
an existing district has attained at least 500,000, the district board shall apportion 23
and prescribe the boundaries of 11 numbered election districts within that district 24
in the manner as provided in par. (a).
(c) Alterations in election districts resulting from boundary changes to existing 2
districts may be made only to the extent required to facilitate the change.
(d) Insofar as possible, each election district shall be compact and observe the 4
community of interest of existing neighborhoods. A detailed map and description of 5
each election district prescribed by a district board shall be prepared and 6
transmitted by the district board to the director of the board.
(e) All proposed district boundaries established by a district board under par. 8
(a) or (b) shall become effective only upon their approval by the board. If the board 9
disapproves the proposed boundaries, the district board shall submit a revised 10
districting plan for approval of the board. Upon approval of the election district 11
boundaries within any district, the board shall promulgate the boundaries 12
established under par. (a) or (b) as a rule under ch. 227. The boundaries shall become 13
effective on the effective date of the rule.
(1) Transitional terms.
Notwithstanding chapter 269, laws of 1981
, section 22
and section 38.08 (1) (b) of the statutes, as affected by this act, the members of each 18
technical college district board who hold office on the effective date of this subsection 19
shall cease to hold office on January 7, 2013. At the 2008 general election, new 20
members shall be elected to each technical college district board for terms of 4 years 21
commencing on January 7, 2013.
Notwithstanding section 38.10, 2009 stats., the appointment 23
committee of each technical college district shall not make any appointment to a 24
technical college district board for the purpose of filling a vacancy resulting from 25
expiration of a term of office after the effective date of this subsection.
SB275-AA70, s. 42
This act takes effect on April 15, 2012, except 2
The treatment of sections 17.01 (10m), 17.02 (2), 17.17 (2), 17.27 (3), 38.04 4
(15), 38.08 (1g), (2), (2m), (3), and (6) (a) to (e), and 38.10 of the statutes takes effect 5
on January 7, 2013.".