2007 - 2008 LEGISLATURE
November 27, 2007 - Introduced by Representatives Tauchen, Gottlieb, Vos,
LeMahieu and Musser. Referred to Committee on Elections and
1An Act to amend
8.25 (1) of the statutes; relating to: the method of selecting
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, the political parties and the independent and write-in
candidates for president and vice president nominate one presidential elector from
each congressional district and two electors from the state at large. At the election
for president and vice president, a vote for a slate of candidates for president and vice
president is a vote for that candidate's presidential electors. Currently, all
presidential electors are elected on a statewide basis.
Under this bill, each slate of candidates for president and vice president that
wins a congressional district receives one presidential elector and the slate of
candidates that wins the state at large receives two additional presidential electors.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB589, s. 1
8.25 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
8.25 (1) Presidential electors.
By general ballot at the general election for 5
choosing the president and vice president of the United States there shall be elected 6
as many presidential
electors of president and vice president
as this state is entitled
to elect senators and representatives in congress. One presidential elector shall be
2elected from each congressional district and 2 presidential electors shall be elected
3from the state at large.
A vote for the president and vice president nominations of
4any party any slate of nominees for president and vice president
is a vote for the 5
electors of the nominees.