AB322,6,315 (b) Paragraph (a) applies to a party within any assembly district or county at
16any partisan primary election only if at least one candidate of the party for any
17national, state, or county office qualifies to have his or her name appear on the ballot
18under the name of that party within that assembly district or county. The county
19clerk or county board of election commissioners shall provide a combined separate
20ballot or
one or more separate columns or rows on the ballot that will permit an
21elector to cast a vote for a write-in candidate for the nomination of any such party
22for each national, state, and county office whenever that party qualifies to be
23represented on a separate primary ballot or in one or more separate columns or rows
24under par. (a) but does not qualify under this paragraph. The ballot shall include the
25name of each party qualifying for a separate ballot or one or more separate columns

1or rows on the ballot under each office, with the names of the candidates for each such
2party appearing in the same order in which the ballots columns or rows of the parties
3would appear under sub. (1) (a).
AB322,7 4Section 7 . 5.62 (3) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,6,135 5.62 (3) The commission shall designate the official primary ballot
6arrangement for statewide offices and district attorney within each prosecutorial
7district by using the same procedure as provided in s. 5.60 (1) (b). On each ballot and
8on each
separate column or row on the ballot, the candidates for office shall be listed
9together with the offices which that they seek in the following order whenever these
10offices appear on the partisan primary ballot: governor, lieutenant governor,
11attorney general, secretary of state, state treasurer, U.S. senator, U.S.
12representative in congress, state senator, representative to the assembly, district
13attorney, and the county offices.
AB322,8 14Section 8 . 5.655 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,6,2215 5.655 (1) Whenever a separate ballot is required to be used, a municipality may
16use a single ballot to facilitate the use of voting machines or an electronic voting
17system or, if the municipality employs paper ballots, may use a consolidated paper
18ballot that is authorized under sub. (2). If a municipality uses a single ballot in lieu
19of separate ballots, the ballot shall include a separate column or row for any office,
20or referendum or party for which a separate ballot is required by law and the ballot
21shall be distributed only to electors who are eligible to vote for all of the offices and
22referenda appearing on the ballot.
AB322,9 23Section 9 . 5.81 (4) of the statutes is repealed.
AB322,10 24Section 10 . 5.84 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
15.84 (1) Where any municipality employs an electronic voting system which
2that utilizes automatic tabulating equipment, either at the polling place or at a
3central counting location, the municipal clerk shall, on any day not more than 10
4days prior to the election day on which the equipment is to be utilized, have the
5equipment tested to ascertain that it will correctly count the votes cast for all offices
6and on all measures. Public notice of the time and place of the test shall be given by
7the clerk at least 48 hours prior to the test by publication of a class 1 notice under
8ch. 985 in one or more newspapers published within the municipality if a newspaper
9is published therein, otherwise in a newspaper of general circulation therein. The
10test shall be open to the public. The test shall be conducted by processing a
11preaudited group of ballots so marked as to record a predetermined number of valid
12votes for each candidate and on each referendum. The test shall include for each
13office one or more ballots which that have votes in excess of the number allowed by
14law and, for a partisan primary election, one or more ballots which have votes cast
15for candidates of more than one recognized political party,
in order to test the ability
16of the automatic tabulating equipment to reject such votes. If any error is detected,
17the municipal clerk shall ascertain the cause and correct the error. The clerk shall
18make an errorless count before the automatic tabulating equipment is approved by
19the clerk for use in the election.
AB322,11 20Section 11 . 5.91 (1) and (3) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB322,7,2221 5.91 (1) It enables an elector to vote in secrecy and to select the party for which
22an elector will vote in secrecy at a partisan primary election
AB322,8,2 23(3) Except in primary elections, it It enables an elector to vote for a ticket
24selected in part from the nominees of one party, and in part from the nominees of
25other parties, and in part from independent candidates and, except in the case of

1independent candidates at primary elections,
in part of from candidates whose
2names are written in by the elector.
AB322,12 3Section 12 . 5.91 (6) of the statutes is repealed.
AB322,13 4Section 13 . 6.80 (2) (am) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,8,105 6.80 (2) (am) In partisan primaries, an elector may vote for a person as the
6candidate of the party of the elector's choice, if that person's name does not appear
7on the official ballot of that party, by writing in the name of the person in the space
8provided on the ballot or the ballot provided for that purpose, or where voting
9machines are used, in the irregular ballot device, designating the party for which the
10elector desires such person to be the nominee.
AB322,14 11Section 14 . 6.80 (2) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,8,2312 6.80 (2) (f) In the presidential preference primary and other partisan primary
at polling places where ballots are distributed to electors, unless the ballots
14are prepared under s. 5.655 or are utilized with an electronic voting system in which
15all candidates appear on the same ballot, after the elector prepares his or her ballot
16the elector shall detach the remaining ballots, fold the ballots to be discarded and fold
17the completed ballot unless the ballot is intended for counting with automatic
18tabulating equipment. The elector shall then either personally deposit the ballots
19to be discarded into the separate ballot box marked “blank ballot box," and deposit
20the completed ballot into the ballot box indicated by the inspectors, or give the ballots
21to an inspector who shall deposit the ballots directly into the appropriate ballot
22boxes. The inspectors shall keep the blank ballot box locked until the canvass is
23completed and shall dispose of the blank ballots as prescribed by the municipal clerk.
AB322,15 24Section 15 . 6.87 (4) (b) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
16.87 (4) (b) 1. Except as otherwise provided in s. 6.875, the elector voting
2absentee shall make and subscribe to the certification before one witness who is an
3adult U.S. citizen. The absent elector, in the presence of the witness, shall mark the
4ballot in a manner that will not disclose how the elector's vote is cast. The elector
5shall then, still in the presence of the witness, fold the ballots so each is separate and
6so that the elector conceals the markings thereon and deposit them in the proper
7envelope. If a consolidated ballot under s. 5.655 is used, the elector shall fold the
8ballot so that the elector conceals the markings thereon and deposits the ballot in the
9proper envelope. If proof of residence under s. 6.34 is required and the document
10enclosed by the elector under this subdivision does not constitute proof of residence
11under s. 6.34, the elector shall also enclose proof of residence under s. 6.34 in the
12envelope. Except as provided in s. 6.34 (2m), proof of residence is required if the
13elector is not a military elector or an overseas elector and the elector registered by
14mail or by electronic application and has not voted in an election in this state. If the
15elector requested a ballot by means of facsimile transmission or electronic mail under
16s. 6.86 (1) (ac), the elector shall enclose in the envelope a copy of the request which
17that bears an original signature of the elector. The elector may receive assistance
18under sub. (5). The return envelope shall then be sealed. The witness may not be
19a candidate. The envelope shall be mailed by the elector, or delivered in person, to
20the municipal clerk issuing the ballot or ballots. If the envelope is mailed from a
21location outside the United States, the elector shall affix sufficient postage unless the
22ballot qualifies for delivery free of postage under federal law. Failure to return an
23unused ballot in a primary does not invalidate the ballot on which the elector's votes
24are cast. Return of more than one marked ballot in a primary or return of a ballot
25prepared under s. 5.655 or a ballot used with an electronic voting system in a primary

1which is marked for candidates of more than one party invalidates all votes cast by
2the elector for candidates in the primary.
AB322,16 3Section 16 . 7.08 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,10,84 7.08 (2) (b) The certified list of candidates for president and vice president who
5have been
nominated at a national convention by a party entitled to a separate
6column or row on the
partisan primary ballot or for whom electors have been
7nominated under s. 8.20 shall be sent as soon as possible after the closing date for
8filing nomination papers, but no later than the deadlines established in s. 10.06.
AB322,17 9Section 17 . 7.50 (1) (d) of the statutes is repealed.
AB322,18 10Section 18 . 7.50 (2) (g) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,10,1311 7.50 (2) (g) In partisan primaries, if an elector writes in the name of an
12individual on a ballot in a column or row other than the one on which that individual's
13name is shown as a candidate, the write-in vote may not be counted.
AB322,19 14Section 19 . 8.16 (1), (6) and (7) of the statutes are amended to read:
AB322,10,1915 8.16 (1) Except as provided in sub. (2), the person who receives the greatest
16number of votes for an office on a party ballot at any partisan primary, regardless of
17whether the person's name appears on the ballot, shall be the party's candidate for
18the office, and the person's name shall so appear on the official ballot at the next
AB322,10,23 20(6) The persons who receive the greatest number of votes respectively for the
21offices of governor and lieutenant governor on for any party ballot at a primary shall
22be the party's joint candidates for the offices, and their names shall so appear on the
23official ballot at the next election.
AB322,11,5 24(7) Nominees chosen at a national convention and under s. 8.18 (2) by each
25party entitled to a separate column or row on a partisan primary ballot shall be the

1party's candidates for president, vice president, and presidential electors. The state
2or national chairperson of each such party shall certify the names of the party's
3nominees for president and vice president to the commission no later than 5 p.m. on
4the first Tuesday in September preceding a presidential election. Each name shall
5be in one of the formats authorized in s. 7.08 (2) (a).
AB322,20 6Section 20 . 8.17 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,11,247 8.17 (1) (a) Political parties qualifying for a separate column or row on the
8partisan primary
ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) shall elect their party
9committeemen and committeewomen as provided under sub. (5) (b). The function of
10committeemen and committeewomen is to represent their neighborhoods in the
11structure of a political party. Committeemen and committeewomen shall act as
12liaison representatives between their parties and the residents of the election
13districts in which they serve. Activities of committeemen and committeewomen
14shall include, but not be limited to, identifying voters; assistance in voter
15registration drives; increasing voter participation in political parties; polling and
16other methods of passing information from residents to political parties and elected
17public officials; and dissemination of information from public officials to residents.
18For assistance in those and other activities of interest to a political party, each
19committeeman and committeewoman may appoint a captain to engage in these
20activities in each ward, if the election district served by the committeeman or
21committeewoman includes more than one ward. In an election district which that
22includes more than one ward, the committeeman or committeewoman shall
23coordinate the activities of the ward captains in promoting the interests of his or her
AB322,21 25Section 21 . 8.20 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
18.20 (9) Persons nominated by nomination papers without a recognized
2political party designation shall be placed on the official ballot at the general election
3and at any partisan election to the right or below the recognized political party
4candidates in their own column or row designated “Independent ".." If the candidate's
5name already appears under a recognized political party it may not be listed on the
6independent ballot, column or row.
AB322,22 7Section 22 . 8.50 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,12,198 8.50 (3) (b) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions for the
9partisan primary under s. 8.15 are applicable to all partisan primaries held under
10this section, and the provisions for spring primaries under s. 8.10 are applicable to
11all nonpartisan primaries held under this section. In a special partisan primary or
12election, the order of the parties on the ballot shall be the same as provided under
13s. 5.62 (1) or 5.64 (1) (b). No primary is required for a nonpartisan election in which
14not more than 2 candidates for an office appear on the ballot or for a partisan election
15in which not more than one candidate for an office appears on in the ballot column
16or row
of each recognized political party on the ballot. In every special election except
17a special election for nonpartisan state office where no candidate is certified to
18appear on the ballot, a space for write-in votes shall be provided on the ballot,
19regardless of whether a special primary is held.
AB322,23 20Section 23 . 8.50 (3) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
AB322,24 21Section 24 . 9.10 (3) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,13,422 9.10 (3) (e) For any partisan office, a recall primary shall be held for each
23political party which that is entitled to a separate column or row on the partisan
ballot under s. 5.62 (1) (b) or (2) and from which more than one candidate
25competes for the party's nomination in the recall election. The primary ballot shall

1be prepared in accordance with s. 5.62, insofar as applicable. The person receiving
2the highest number of votes in the recall primary for each political party shall be that
3party's candidate in the recall election. Independent candidates shall be shown on
4the ballot for the recall election only.
AB322,25 5Section 25 . 10.02 (3) (b) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
AB322,13,106 10.02 (3) (b) 2. At a partisan primary, the elector shall select the party ballot
7candidate of his or her choice for each office and shall make a cross (8) next to or
8depress the lever or button next to the candidate's name for each office for whom the
9elector intends to vote, or shall insert or write in the name of the elector's choice for
10a candidate.
AB322,26 11Section 26 . Initial applicability.
AB322,13,1312 (1) This act first applies with respect to voting at the 2018 partisan primary
AB322,13,1414 (End)