The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB89,1
1Section 1. 17.23 (1) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB89,2,42 17.23 (1) General and special charter cities. (intro.) Vacancies Except as
3provided in s. 9.10, vacancies
in offices of cities operating under the general law or
4special charter shall be filled as follows:
AB89,2 5Section 2. 17.23 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 17.23 (1) (a) 1. and
6amended to read:
AB89,2,127 17.23 (1) (a) 1. In cities of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th class, in the office of mayor, except
8as provided in s. 9.10, by appointment by
the common council may appoint a
9successor. The successor shall serve
for the residue of the unexpired term unless the
10common council orders
a special election is ordered by the common council, in which
11case
. If the common council orders a special election, the person appointed shall
12serve until his or her successor is elected and qualified.
AB89,2,15 132. In cities of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th class, in the office of alderperson, by the
14common council, except as provided in s. 9.10. A person so appointed shall may
15appoint a person to
hold office until a successor is elected and qualified.
AB89,2,18 163. Unless otherwise ordered by the common council, a successor shall may be
17elected for the residue of the unexpired term on the first Tuesday of April next after
18as follows:
AB89,2,21 19a. If the vacancy happens, in case it happens no later than December 1
20preceding the first Tuesday in April, but if spring election, the city shall hold the
21special election concurrently with the spring election.
AB89,3,2 22b. If the vacancy happens after December 1 preceding the first Tuesday in April
23and before that day, then the successor shall be elected on the first Tuesday in April

24of the next ensuing year. The common council may, if spring election, the city shall

1hold the special election concurrently with the spring election of the next ensuing
2year.
AB89,3,7 3c. If a vacancy occurs before June 1 in the year preceding expiration of the term
4of office, order a the city may hold the special election to fill a vacancy to be held on
5the Tuesday after the first Monday in November
concurrently with the general
6election
following the date of the order. A person so elected shall serve for the residue
7of the unexpired term.
AB89,3 8Section 3. 17.23 (1) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 17.23 (1) (b) 1. and
9amended to read:
AB89,3,1910 17.23 (1) (b) 1. In 1st class cities, in the office of mayor, except as provided in
11s. 9.10, the vacancy shall be filled by
the president of the common council as is the
12acting mayor until a successor is elected at a special election can be held under this
13paragraph
. In such case, the acting mayor may continue to serve as president of the
14common council, in addition to exercising the powers and responsibilities of the office
15of mayor, until such time as a new mayor is elected and qualified, but the acting
16mayor may not take part in any vote of the common council during that period. The
17common council shall order a special election for the office of mayor as promptly as
18possible, unless the vacancy occurs within 120 days of the expiration of the mayor's
19term of office.
AB89,4,2 202. In 1st class cities, in the office of alderperson, by special election, except as
21provided in s. 9.10. When a mayor is temporarily appointed, the common council
22shall order a special election for the office of mayor under s. 8.50 as promptly as
23possible, unless the vacancy occurs within 120 days of the expiration of the mayor's
24term of office. When
. Except as provided in subd. 3. or 4., when an aldermanic seat
25becomes vacant, a successor shall may be elected for the residue of the unexpired

1term on the first Tuesday of April or the Tuesday after the first Monday in November
2next after the vacancy happens, in case it
as follows:
AB89,4,4 3a. If the vacancy happens no later than December 1 or preceding the spring
4election, the city shall hold the special election concurrently with the spring election.
AB89,4,7 5b. If the vacancy happens no later than June 1 preceding that day, but if the
6general election, the city shall hold the special election concurrently with the general
7election.
AB89,4,10 8c. If the vacancy happens after December 1 or preceding the spring election, the
9city shall hold the special election concurrently with the spring election of the next
10ensuing year.
AB89,4,14 11d. If the vacancy happens after June 1 preceding that day, then the successor
12shall be elected on the following first Tuesday in April or Tuesday after the first
13Monday in November; but no
the general election, the city shall hold the special
14election concurrently with the next general election.
AB89,4,16 153. No special election to fill a vacancy in such the office of alderperson may be
16held at the time of holding the regular election for that office. In addition, the
AB89,4,20 174. The president of the common council of any 1st class city may order a special
18election to be held, as provided under s. 8.50 , to fill a the vacant aldermanic seat of
19an alderperson
prior to the time when that seat is required to be filled under this
20paragraph
.
AB89,4,24 215. If a special election to fill the vacant seat of an alderperson is held under this
22paragraph
after a redistricting plan is adopted, the election city shall be held hold
23the election
in the aldermanic district as it existed when the office was filled at the
24last preceding election.
AB89,4
1Section 4. 17.23 (1) (c) of the statutes is renumbered 17.23 (1) (c) 1. and
2amended to read:
AB89,5,83 17.23 (1) (c) 1. In Except as provided in subd. 2., in the office of any other
4elective officer, and except as provided in s. 9.10, by appointment by the mayor
5subject to confirmation by the common council, for the residue of the unexpired term
6unless a special election is ordered by the common council, except that in. A person
7appointed and confirmed under this subdivision shall hold office until a successor is
8elected, as provided under par. (a), and qualified.
AB89,5,14 92. In case of vacancies in the office of any such other officer of a 1st class city
10who is authorized by law to have a deputy, such the deputy shall perform the duties
11of such the office, and shall be entitled to the emoluments of such the office during
12the remainder of the term. A person so appointed and confirmed shall hold office
13until a successor is elected and qualifies. The successor shall be elected as provided
14in par. (a).
AB89,5 15Section 5. 17.23 (1) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
AB89,5,1816 17.23 (1) (e) For purposes of pars. (a) and (b), a vacancy may be filled by
17appointing a successor to serve for the residue of the unexpired term or until a special
18election is held or an office may remain vacant until an election is held.
AB89,6 19Section 6. 17.24 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 17.24 (2) (intro.) and
20amended to read:
AB89,5,2421 17.24 (2) (intro.) Except as provided in s. 8.50 (4) (fm), a vacancy in any elective
22office in a village may be filled by special election of a successor for the residue of the
23unexpired term on the first Tuesday of April next after the vacancy happens, if it as
24follows:
AB89,6,3
1(a) If the vacancy happens no later than December 1 preceding the first
2Tuesday in April, but if
spring election, the village shall hold the special election
3concurrently with the spring election.
AB89,6,7 4(b) If the vacancy happens after December 1 preceding the first Tuesday of
5April, then the successor shall be elected on the first Tuesday of April of the next
6ensuing year, and if
spring election, the village shall hold the special election
7concurrently with the spring election of the next ensuing year.
AB89,6,12 8(c) If the vacancy occurs before June 1 of the year preceding the expiration of
9the term of office, the village board of trustees may order a special election to fill the
10vacancy to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November concurrently
11with the general election
following the date of the order. A person so elected shall
12serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.
AB89,7 13Section 7. 17.24 (3) of the statutes is created to read:
AB89,6,1614 17.24 (3) For purposes of subs. (1) and (2), a vacancy may be filled by appointing
15a successor to serve for the residue of the unexpired term or until a special election
16is held or an office may remain vacant until an election is held.
AB89,6,1717 (End)
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