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7.60 (3) Canvassing. Not later than 9 a.m. on the Thursday Tuesday after each election the county board of canvassers shall open and publicly examine the returns. If returns have not been received from any election district or ward in the county, they shall dispatch a messenger and the person having them shall deliver the returns to the messenger. If, on examination, any of the returns received are so informal or defective that the board cannot intelligently canvass them, they shall dispatch a messenger to deliver the returns back to the municipal board of canvassers with written specifications of the informalities or defects and command them to immediately complete the returns or remedy the defects in the manner required and deliver them to the messenger. Every messenger shall safely keep all returns, show them to no one but the municipal clerk and board of canvassers and deliver them to the county clerk with all possible dispatch. To acquire the necessary full returns and remedy any informalities or defects the county board of canvassers may adjourn not longer than one day at a time nor more than 2 days in all.
115,18 Section 18. 7.60 (5) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
7.60 (5) (a) Immediately following the canvass, the county clerk shall deliver or send transmit to the government accountability board, by 1st class mail, a certified copy of each statement of the county board of canvassers for president and vice president, state officials, senators and representatives in congress, state legislators, justice, court of appeals judge, circuit judge, district attorney, and metropolitan sewerage commissioners, if the commissioners are elected under s. 200.09 (11) (am). The statement shall record the returns for each office or referendum by ward, unless combined returns are authorized under s. 5.15 (6) (b) in which case the statement shall record the returns for each group of combined wards. Following primaries the county clerk shall enclose on forms prescribed by the government accountability board the names, party or principle designation, if any, and number of votes received by each candidate recorded in the same manner. The county clerk shall deliver or transmit the certified statement to the government accountability board no later than 7 9 days after each primary except the partisan primary, no later than 10 days after the partisan primary and any other election except the general election, and no later than 14 days after the general election. The board of canvassers shall deliver or transmit a certified copy of each statement for any technical college district referendum to the secretary of the technical college district board.
115,19 Section 19. 9.01 (1) (a) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (a) 1. Any candidate voted for at any election or any elector who voted upon any referendum question at any election may petition for a recount. The petitioner shall file a verified petition or petitions with the proper clerk or body under par. (ar) not earlier than the time of completion of the canvass following canvassing of any valid provisional and absentee ballots under ss. 6.97 (4) and 7.515 (6) and, except as provided in this subdivision, not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the municipal or county board of canvassers determining the election for that office or on that referendum question prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 7.515 (6) (b) following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots or, if more than one board of canvassers makes the determination, not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the last meeting day of the last board of canvassers which makes a determination prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 7.515 (6) (b) following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots. If the chairperson of the board or chairperson's designee makes the determination for the office or the referendum question, the petitioner shall file the petition not earlier than the last meeting day of the last county board of canvassers to make a statement in the election or referendum following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots and not later than 5 p.m. on the 3rd business day following the day on which the government accountability board receives the last statement from a county board of canvassers for the election or referendum following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots.
115,20 Section 20. 9.01 (1) (ag) 1. of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 1. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is less than 10 if 1,000 or less votes are cast or not more than 0.5% of the total votes cast for the office or on the question if more than 1,000 votes are cast prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 7.515 (6) (b) following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots, the petitioner is not required to pay a fee.
115,21 Section 21. 9.01 (1) (ag) 1m. of the statutes, as affected to 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 1m. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is at least 10 if 1,000 or less votes are cast or is more than 0.5% but not more than 2% if more than 1,000 votes are cast prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 7.515 (6) (b) following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots, the petitioner shall pay a fee of $5 for each ward for which the petition requests a ballot recount, or $5 for each municipality for which the petition requests a recount where no wards exist.
115,22 Section 22. 9.01 (1) (ag) 2. of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (ag) 2. If the difference between the votes cast for the leading candidate and those cast for the petitioner or the difference between the affirmative and negative votes cast upon any referendum question is more than 2% if more than 1,000 votes are cast prior to issuance of any amended return under s. 7.515 (6) (b) following canvassing of all valid provisional and absentee ballots, the petitioner shall pay a fee equal to the actual cost of performing the recount in each ward for which the petition requests a recount, or in each municipality for which the petition request a recount where no wards exist.
115,23 Section 23. 9.01 (1) (b) (intro.) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
9.01 (1) (b) (intro.) The proper board of canvassers shall reconvene no earlier than 9 a.m. on the day following delivery of notice to all candidates under sub. (2) and no later than 9 a.m. on the day following the last day for filing of a petition, or if the original canvass is subject to correction under s. 7.515 (6) (b), immediately after issuance of the amended statement and determination in the original canvass, whichever is later. The board of canvassers shall then proceed to recount the ballots in the wards or municipalities specified and to review the allegations of fact contained in the petition or petitions. The recount shall proceed for each ward or municipality as follows:
115,24 Section 24. 60.11 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.11 (2) When held. (a) Except as provided in par. (b), the annual town meeting shall be held on the 2nd 3rd Tuesday of April.
(b) The annual town meeting may set a date different than provided under par. (a) for the next annual town meeting if the date is within 10 days after the 2nd 3rd Tuesday of April.
115,25 Section 25. 60.16 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.16 (1) When held. The first town meeting in a newly organized town shall be held at 8 p.m. on the 2nd 3rd Tuesday of the first April after the town is organized. If the 2nd 3rd Tuesday of the first April after a town is organized has passed and the first town meeting has not been held, 3 qualified electors of the town may call the first town meeting any time thereafter by posting notice of the town meeting in at least 3 public places at least 10 days prior to the date of the meeting.
115,26 Section 26. 60.30 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
60.30 (4) (b) The regular term of elected town officers, other than the town assessor, commences on the 2nd 3rd Tuesday of April in the year of their election. The regular term of an elected assessor commences on June 1 in the year of the assessor's election.
115,26g Section 26g. 66.0213 (4) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0213 (4) (b) The election shall be conducted as prescribed by ch. 6, except that no registration of voters may be required. The inspectors shall make returns to the clerk of the circuit court who shall, within one week 14 days after the election, canvass the returns and declare the result. The clerk shall notify the officers-elect and issue certificates of election. If the first election is on the first Tuesday in April the officers elected and their appointees shall commence and hold their offices as for a regular term. Otherwise they shall commence within 10 14 days and hold their offices until the regular village or city election and the qualification of their successors and the terms of their appointees expire as soon as successors qualify.
115,26r Section 26r. 66.0215 (9) of the statutes is amended to read:
66.0215 (9) First city election. Within 10 days after incorporation of the city, the town board and the town clerk who received the petition shall fix a time for the first city election, designate the polling place or places, and name 3 inspectors of election for each place. Ten days' previous notice of the election shall be given by the clerk by publication in the newspapers selected under sub. (3) and by posting notices in 3 public places in the city. Failure to give notice does not invalidate the election. The election shall be conducted as is prescribed by chs. 5 to 12, except that no registration of voters may be required. The inspectors shall make returns to the board which shall, within one week 14 days after the election, canvass the returns and declare the result. The clerk shall notify the officers-elect and issue certificates of election. If the first election is on the first Tuesday in April the officers elected and their appointees commence and hold their offices as for a regular term. Otherwise they commence within 10 14 days and hold until the regular city election and the qualification of their successors, and the term of their appointees expires as soon as successors qualify.
115,27 Section 27. 66.1113 (2) (g) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
66.1113 (2) (g) The village of Sister Bay may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution declaring itself to be a premier resort area under par. (a) even if less than 40 percent of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property within Sister Bay is used by tourism-related retailers. The village may not impose the tax authorized under par. (b) unless the village board adopts a resolution proclaiming its intent to impose the tax and the resolution is approved by a majority of the electors in the village voting on the resolution at a referendum, to be held at the first spring primary or election or partisan primary or general election following by at least 45 70 days the date of adoption of the resolution.
115,28 Section 28. 66.1113 (2) (h) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 75, is amended to read:
66.1113 (2) (h) The village of Ephraim may enact an ordinance or adopt a resolution declaring itself to be a premier resort area under par. (a) even if less than 40 percent of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property within Ephraim is used by tourism-related retailers. The village may not impose the tax authorized under par. (b) unless the village board adopts a resolution proclaiming its intent to impose the tax and the resolution is approved by a majority of the electors in the village voting on the resolution at a referendum, to be held at the first spring primary or election or partisan primary or general election following by at least 45 70 days the date of adoption of the resolution.
115,29m Section 29m. Nonstatutory provisions.
(1) (a) Notwithstanding sections 17.25 (1) and 60.30 (4) (a) of the statutes, any town board of supervisors may enact an ordinance providing that the terms of office of any elective officers in the town who were elected or appointed to serve for terms expiring on the 2nd Tuesday in April of 2012 or 2013 are extended so as to expire on the 3rd Tuesday in April in the same year in which the terms would otherwise expire.
(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply after April 16, 2013.
115,30 Section 30.0 Initial applicability.
(1) The treatment of sections 5.86 (3), 6.97 (4), 7.15 (15), 7.51 (1) and (5) (b), 7.515 (6) (b), 7.52 (1) (a), (5), and (6) (a) and (b), 7.53 (1), (2) (d), and (3) (a), 7.60 (3) and (5) (a), and 9.01 (1) (a) 1. and (ag) 1., 1m., and 2. and (b) (intro.) of the statutes first applies with respect to canvassing and recounts of elections held on or after the effective date of this subsection.
115,31 Section 31. Effective dates. This act takes effect on the day after publication, except as follows:
(1) The treatment of sections 60.11 (2) and 60.16 (1) of the statutes takes effect on January 1, 2013.
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