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SB116-ASA1,12,724 6.22 (4) (a) A request for an absentee ballot by an individual who qualifies as
25a military elector shall be treated as a request for an absentee ballot for all elections.


1Upon receiving a timely request for an absentee ballot under par. (b) by an individual
2who qualifies as a military elector, the municipal clerk shall send or, if the individual
3is a military elector as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a), shall
transmit to the elector upon the
4elector's request
an absentee ballot for all elections that occur in the municipality or
5portion thereof where the elector resides beginning on the date that the clerk receives
6the request
in the same calendar year in which the request is received, unless the
7individual otherwise requests
.
SB116-ASA1, s. 14 8Section 14. 6.22 (4) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,12,149 6.22 (4) (c) A military elector may indicate an alternate address on his or her
10absentee ballot application. If the elector's ballot is returned as undeliverable prior
11to the deadline for return of absentee ballots under s. 6.87 (6), and the elector remains
12eligible to receive absentee ballots under this section, the municipal clerk shall
13immediately send or, if the elector is a military elector as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a),
14transmit an absentee ballot to the elector at the alternate address.
SB116-ASA1, s. 15 15Section 15. 6.22 (4) (e) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,13,216 6.22 (4) (e) Whenever the material is mailed, the material shall be prepared
17and mailed to make use of the federal free postage laws. If the material does not
18qualify for mailing without postage under federal free postage laws, the municipal
19clerk shall pay the postage required for mailing to the military elector. If the return
20envelope qualifies for mailing free of postage under federal free postage laws, the
21clerk shall affix the appropriate legend required by U.S. postal regulations.
22Otherwise the municipal clerk shall pay the postage required for return when the
23ballot is mailed from within the United States. If the ballot is not mailed by the
24military elector from within the United States the military elector shall provide

1return postage. The mailing list established under this subsection shall be kept
2current in the same manner as provided in s. 6.86 (2) (b).
SB116-ASA1, s. 16 3Section 16. 6.22 (4) (f) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,13,174 6.22 (4) (f) If there occur 2 successive general elections at which a military
5elector fails to return an absentee ballot sent or transmitted to the elector under par.
6(a) and the elector has not cast an absentee ballot at any intervening election, if
the
7municipal clerk is reliably informed that the elector an individual who requests an
8absentee ballot under this section
is no longer a military elector or no longer resides
9in the municipality, or if the elector so requests, the clerk shall discontinue sending
10or transmitting absentee ballots to the elector under this subsection. If a military
11elector who has requested an absentee ballot changes his or her residence from the
12municipality where a request is filed to another municipality in this state, the
13municipal clerk of the municipality who received the request shall notify the clerk
14of the municipality to which the elector's residence is changed of the date of the
15request or the latest renewal under par. (g) and the date of the most recent absentee
16ballot received by the clerk
. The municipal clerk who is so notified shall treat the
17request as having been made to him or her.
SB116-ASA1, s. 17 18Section 17. 6.22 (4) (g) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 18 19Section 18. 6.22 (5) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,13,2520 6.22 (5) Voting procedure. Except as provided in s. 6.221 7.515 and as
21authorized in s. 6.25, the ballot shall be marked and returned, deposited and
22recorded in the same manner as other absentee ballots. In addition, the certification
23under s. 6.87 (2) shall have a statement of the elector's birth date. Failure to return
24any unused ballots in a primary election does not invalidate the ballot on which the
25elector casts his or her votes.
SB116-ASA1, s. 19
1Section 19. 6.22 (6) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,14,132 6.22 (6) Military elector list. Each municipal clerk shall keep an up-to-date
3list of all eligible military electors who reside in the municipality ; city clerks shall
4keep the lists by wards
in the format prescribed by the board. The list shall contain
5the name, latest-known military residence and military mailing address of each
6military elector. The list shall indicate whether each elector whose name appears on
7the list is a military elector, as defined in s. 6.36 (2) (c) 6.34 (1), and has so certified
8under s. 6.865 (3m). All persons over 18 years of age or who will be 18 years old prior
9to an election shall be listed and remain on the list for the duration of their tour of
10duty. The list shall be kept current through all possible means. Each clerk shall
11exercise reasonable care to avoid duplication of names or listing anyone who is not
12eligible to vote. Each clerk shall distribute 2 copies of one copy of the list to the
13appropriate ward each polling place in the municipality for use on election day.
SB116-ASA1, s. 20 14Section 20. 6.221 (title) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (title) and
15amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,14,18 167.515 (title) Counting of certain absentee ballots for certain military
17electors; September primary and general election
received after election
18day
.
SB116-ASA1, s. 21 19Section 21. 6.221 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 22 20Section 22. 6.221 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (2) and amended to
21read:
SB116-ASA1,15,222 7.515 (2) Each certificate envelope that is mailed or transmitted to a military
23an absentee elector and each certificate envelope that is transmitted to a military or
24overseas elector under s. 6.87 (3) (d)
under this section shall be clearly labeled as

1"Cast by a military an absentee elector under s. 6.221 7.515, Wis. Stats., and may
2be eligible to be counted after election day."
SB116-ASA1, s. 23 3Section 23. 6.221 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (3) and amended
4to read:
SB116-ASA1,15,95 7.515 (3) At the September primary, a A ballot that is cast under s. 6.22 by an
6absentee elector who is a military elector, that is received by mail from the U. S.
7postal service, and that is postmarked no later than election day shall be counted as
8provided in this section if it is received by a municipal clerk no later than 5 4 p.m.
9on the 7th day Friday after the election.
SB116-ASA1, s. 24 10Section 24. 6.221 (3) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 25 11Section 25. 6.221 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (4).
SB116-ASA1, s. 26 12Section 26. 6.221 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (5) and amended to
13read:
SB116-ASA1,15,2214 7.515 (5) No later than the closing hour of the polls on the day of the September
15primary and the day of the general
each election, the municipal clerk of each
16municipality shall post at his or her office and on the Internet at a site announced
17by the clerk before the polls open, and shall make available to any person upon
18request, a statement of the number of absentee ballots that the clerk has mailed or
19transmitted to military absentee electors under this section and that have not been
20returned to the polling places where the electors reside by the closing hour on election
21day. The posting shall not include the names or addresses of any military absentee
22electors.
SB116-ASA1, s. 27 23Section 27. 6.221 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (6) and amended to
24read:
SB116-ASA1,16,8
17.515 (6) (a) Whenever the municipal clerk of any municipality receives an
2absentee ballot cast by an absentee elector who is a military elector under this section
3and the ballot is not received in sufficient time for delivery to the polling place serving
4the residence of the elector on election day but is received within the time specified
5in sub. (3), the clerk shall promptly provide written notice to the board of canvassers
6of each municipality, special purpose district, and county that is responsible for
7canvassing the election of the number of such ballots that have been cast received
8by the clerk in each ward or election district.
SB116-ASA1,16,199 (b) Whenever a board of canvassers receives notification from a municipal clerk
10under par. (a), the board of canvassers shall reconvene no later than 9 a.m. on the
11day after the last day permitted for acceptance of absentee ballots under sub. (3) and
12shall proceed to open and record the names of the military absentee electors whose
13ballots have been received. If the ballot cast by a military an absentee elector is
14otherwise valid, the board of canvassers shall count the ballot and adjust the
15statements, certifications, and determinations accordingly. If the municipal clerk
16transmits returns of the election to the county clerk, the municipal clerk shall
17transmit to the county clerk a copy of the amended returns together with all
18additional ballots and envelopes reviewed by the board of canvassers and with
19amended tally sheets.
SB116-ASA1, s. 28 20Section 28. 6.24 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,17,221 6.24 (1) Definition. In this section, except as otherwise provided, "overseas
22elector" means a U.S. citizen who is not disqualified from voting under s. 6.03, who
23has attained or will attain the age of 18 by the date of an election at which the citizen
24proposes to vote and who does not qualify as a resident of this state under s. 6.10, but
25who was last domiciled in this state or whose parent was last domiciled in this state

1immediately prior to the parent's departure from the United States, and who is not
2registered to vote or voting in any other state, territory or possession.
SB116-ASA1, s. 29 3Section 29. 6.24 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,17,94 6.24 (2) Eligibility. An overseas elector under sub. (1) may vote in any election
5for national office, including the September partisan primary and presidential
6preference primary and any special primary or election. Such elector may not vote
7in an election for state or local office. An overseas elector shall vote in the ward or
8election district in which the elector was last domiciled or in which the elector's
9parent was last domiciled prior to departure from the United States.
SB116-ASA1, s. 30 10Section 30. 6.24 (4) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
11is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,18,212 6.24 (4) (c) Upon receipt of a timely application from an individual who
13qualifies as an overseas elector and who has registered to vote in a municipality
14under sub. (3), the municipal clerk of the municipality shall send or transmit, or if
15the individual is an overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b), shall transmit
an
16absentee ballot to the individual upon the individual's request for all subsequent
17elections for national office to be held during the year in which the ballot is requested,
18except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, unless the individual otherwise
19requests or until the individual no longer qualifies as an overseas elector. of the
20municipality. The clerk shall not send an absentee ballot for an election if the
21overseas elector's name appeared on the registration list in eligible status for a
22previous election following the date of the application but no longer appears on the
23list in eligible status. The municipal clerk shall ensure that the envelope containing
24the absentee ballot is clearly marked as not forwardable. If an overseas elector who

1files an application under this subsection no longer resides at the same address that
2is indicated on the application form, the elector shall so notify the municipal clerk.
SB116-ASA1, s. 31 3Section 31. 6.24 (4) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
SB116-ASA1,18,104 6.24 (4) (e) An overseas elector may file an application for an absentee ballot
5by means of electronic mail or facsimile transmission in the manner prescribed in s.
66.86 (1) (ac). Upon receipt of a valid application, the municipal clerk shall send the
7elector an absentee ballot or, if the elector is an overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34
8(1) (b) and the elector so requests, shall transmit an absentee ballot to the elector by
9means of electronic mail or facsimile transmission in the manner prescribed in s. 6.87
10(3) (d).
SB116-ASA1, s. 32 11Section 32. 6.25 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 6.25 (1) (a) and amended to
12read:
SB116-ASA1,18,2213 6.25 (1) (a) Any individual who qualifies as a military elector under s. 6.22 (1)
14(b) or an overseas elector under s. 6.24 (1) and who transmits an application for an
15official absentee ballot for a general election any election, including a primary
16election,
no later than 30 days before election day the latest time specified for the
17elector in s. 6.86 (1) (b)
may, in lieu of the official ballot, cast a federal write-in
18absentee ballot prescribed under 42 USC 1973ff-2 for any candidate for an office
19listed on the official ballot
or for all of the candidates of any recognized political party
20for national office the offices listed on the official ballot at the general that election
21if the federal write-in absentee ballot is received by the appropriate municipal clerk
22no later than the applicable time prescribed in s. 6.221 (3) or 6.87 (6).
SB116-ASA1, s. 33 23Section 33. 6.25 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB116-ASA1,19,724 6.25 (1) (b) Any individual who qualifies as an overseas elector under s. 6.24
25(1) and who transmits an application for an official absentee ballot for an election for

1national office, including a primary election, no later than the latest time specified
2for an elector in s. 6.86 (1) (b) may, in lieu of the official ballot, cast a federal write-in
3absentee ballot prescribed under 42 USC 1973ff-2 for any candidate or for all
4candidates of any recognized political party for national office listed on the official
5ballot at that election, if the federal write-in absentee ballot is received by the
6appropriate municipal clerk no later than the applicable time prescribed in s. 6.221
7(3) or 6.87 (6).
SB116-ASA1, s. 34 8Section 34. 6.25 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB116-ASA1,19,119 6.25 (1) (c) A completed and signed federal write-in absentee ballot submitted
10by a qualified elector under par. (a) serves as an application for an absentee ballot
11and need not be accompanied by a separate application.
SB116-ASA1, s. 35 12Section 35. 6.25 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 36 13Section 36. 6.25 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 37 14Section 37. 6.25 (4) (intro.), (a) and (b) of the statutes are consolidated,
15renumbered 6.25 (4) and amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,19,2016 6.25 (4) A write-in absentee ballot issued under sub. (1), (2) or (3) is valid only
17if all of the following apply: (a) The ballot is submitted from a location outside the
18United States. (b) The
the elector submitting the ballot does not submit an official
19ballot within the time prescribed in s. 6.87 (6) and, if the elector is an overseas elector,
20the elector resides outside the United States
.
SB116-ASA1, s. 38 21Section 38. 6.36 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,20,1222 6.36 (1) (a) The board shall compile and maintain electronically an official
23registration list. The list shall contain the name and address of each registered
24elector in the state, the date of birth of the elector, the ward and aldermanic district
25of the elector, if any, and, for each elector, a unique registration identification number

1assigned by the board, the number of a valid operator's license issued to the elector
2under ch. 343, if any, or the last 4 digits of the elector's social security account
3number, if any, any identification serial number issued to the elector under s. 6.47
4(3), the date of any election in which the elector votes, an indication of whether the
5elector is a military elector, as defined in sub. (2) (c) who has so certified under s.
66.865 (3m),
an indication of whether the elector is an overseas elector, as defined in
7s. 6.24 (1), any information relating to the elector that appears on the current list
8transmitted to the board by the department of corrections under s. 301.03 (20m), an
9indication of any accommodation required under s. 5.25 (4) (a) to permit voting by
10the elector, an indication of the method by which the elector's registration form was
11received, and such other information as may be determined by the board to facilitate
12administration of elector registration requirements.
SB116-ASA1, s. 39 13Section 39. 6.50 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,21,614 6.50 (8) Any municipal governing body may direct the municipal clerk or board
15of election commissioners to arrange with the U.S. postal service pursuant to
16applicable federal regulations, to receive change of address information with respect
17to individuals residing within the municipality for revision of the elector registration
18list. If required by the U.S. postal service, the governing body may create a
19registration commission consisting of the municipal clerk or executive director of the
20board of election commissioners and 2 other electors of the municipality appointed
21by the clerk or executive director for the purpose of making application for address
22changes and processing the information received. The municipal clerk or executive
23director shall act as chairperson of the commission. Any authorization under this
24subsection shall be for a definite period or until the municipal governing body
25otherwise determines. The procedure shall apply uniformly to the entire

1municipality whenever used. The procedure shall provide for receipt of complete
2change of address information on an automatic basis, or not less often than once
3every 2 years during the 60 days preceding the close of registration for the September
4partisan primary. If a municipality adopts the procedure for obtaining address
5corrections under this subsection, it need not comply with the procedure for mailing
6address verification cards under subs. (1) and (2).
SB116-ASA1, s. 40 7Section 40. 6.86 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,21,118 6.86 (1) (a) (intro.) Any elector of a municipality who is registered to vote
9whenever required and who qualifies under ss. 6.20 and 6.85 as an absent elector
10may make written application to the municipal clerk of that municipality for an
11official ballot by one of the following methods:
SB116-ASA1, s. 41 12Section 41. 6.86 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,21,1413 6.86 (1) (a) 3. By signing a statement and filing a request to receive absentee
14ballots
under sub. (2) or (2m) (a) or s. 6.22 (4), 6.24 (4), or 6.25 (1) (c).
SB116-ASA1, s. 42 15Section 42. 6.86 (1) (ac) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,21,2116 6.86 (1) (ac) Any elector qualifying under par. (a) may make written application
17to the municipal clerk for an official ballot by means of facsimile transmission or
18electronic mail. Any application under this paragraph shall need not contain a copy
19of the applicant's original signature. An elector requesting a ballot under this
20paragraph shall return with the voted ballot a copy of the request bearing an original
21signature of the elector as provided in s. 6.87 (4).
SB116-ASA1, s. 43 22Section 43. 6.86 (1) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
23is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,22,2024 6.86 (1) (b) Except as provided in this section, if application is made by mail,
25the application shall be received no later than 5 p.m. on the 5th day immediately

1preceding the election. If application is made in person, the application shall be
2made no earlier than the opening of business on the 3rd Monday preceding the
3election and no later than 5 p.m. or the close of business, whichever is later, on the
4Friday preceding the election. Except as provided in par. (c), if the elector is making
5written application for an absentee ballot at the September partisan primary or, the
6general election, the presidential preference primary, or a special election for
7national office,
and the application indicates that the elector is a military elector, as
8defined in s. 6.34 (1), the application shall be received by the municipal clerk no later
9than 5 p.m. on election day. If the application indicates that the reason for requesting
10an absentee ballot is that the elector is a sequestered juror, the application shall be
11received no later than 5 p.m. on election day. If the application is received after 5 p.m.
12on the Friday immediately preceding the election, the municipal clerk or the clerk's
13agent shall immediately take the ballot to the court in which the elector is serving
14as a juror and deposit it with the judge. The judge shall recess court, as soon as
15convenient, and give the elector the ballot. The judge shall then witness the voting
16procedure as provided in s. 6.87 and shall deliver the ballot to the clerk or agent of
17the clerk who shall deliver it to the polling place or, in municipalities where absentee
18ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, to the municipal clerk as required in s. 6.88. If
19application is made under sub. (2) or (2m), the application may be received no later
20than 5 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the election.
SB116-ASA1, s. 44 21Section 44. 6.865 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,22,22 226.865 (title) Federal absentee ballot requests ballots.
SB116-ASA1, s. 45 23Section 45. 6.865 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 46 24Section 46. 6.865 (3m) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 47
1Section 47. 6.865 (3m) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 6.865 (3m) and
2amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,23,83 6.865 (3m) A military elector may indicate an alternate address on his or her
4absentee ballot application. If the elector's ballot is returned as undeliverable prior
5to the deadline for receipt and return of absentee ballots under sub. (3) s. 6.87 (6) and
6the elector remains eligible to receive absentee ballots under this subsection, the
7municipal clerk shall immediately send or transmit an absentee ballot to the elector
8at the alternate address.
SB116-ASA1, s. 48 9Section 48. 6.865 (3m) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 49 10Section 49. 6.869 of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, is
11amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,23,22 126.869 Uniform instructions. The board shall prescribe uniform instructions
13for municipalities to provide to absentee electors. The instructions shall include the
14specific means of electronic communication that an absentee elector may use to file
15an application for an absentee ballot and, if the absentee elector is required to
16register, to request a registration form or change his or her registration.
The
17instructions shall include information concerning whether proof of identification is
18required to be presented or enclosed under s. 6.86 (1) (ar) or 6.87 (4) (b) 1. The
19instructions shall also include information concerning the procedure for correcting
20errors in marking a ballot and obtaining a replacement for a spoiled ballot. The
21procedure shall, to the extent possible, respect the privacy of each elector and
22preserve the confidentiality of each elector's vote.
SB116-ASA1, s. 50 23Section 50. 6.87 (3) (d) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
24is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,24,21
16.87 (3) (d) A municipal clerk shall, if the clerk is reliably informed by an absent
2elector
a military elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a), or an overseas elector, as defined
3in s. 6.34 (1) (b),
of a facsimile transmission number or electronic mail address where
4the elector can receive an absentee ballot, transmit a facsimile or electronic copy of
5the absent elector's ballot to that elector in lieu of mailing under this subsection. An
6elector may receive an absentee ballot only if the elector is a military elector or an
7overseas elector under s. 6.34 (1) and
has filed a valid application for the ballot under
8as provided in s. 6.86 (1). If the clerk transmits an absentee ballot to an absentee a
9military or overseas
elector electronically, the clerk shall also transmit a facsimile
10or electronic copy of the text of the material that appears on the certificate envelope
11prescribed in sub. (2), together with instructions prescribed by the board. The
12instructions shall require the absent military or overseas elector to make and
13subscribe to the certification as required under sub. (4) (b) and to enclose the
14absentee ballot in a separate envelope contained within a larger envelope, that shall
15include the completed certificate. The elector shall then affix sufficient postage
16unless the absentee ballot qualifies for mailing free of postage under federal free
17postage laws and shall mail the absentee ballot to the municipal clerk. Except as
18authorized in s. 6.97 (2), an absentee ballot received from an a military or overseas
19elector who receives the ballot electronically shall not be counted unless it is cast in
20the manner prescribed in this paragraph and in accordance with the instructions
21provided by the board.
SB116-ASA1, s. 51 22Section 51. 6.87 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, is
23amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,25,524 6.87 (6) Except as provided in s. 6.221 7.515 (3), the ballot shall be returned
25so it is received by the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on election day. Except

1in municipalities where absentee ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, if the
2municipal clerk receives an absentee ballot on election day, the clerk shall secure the
3ballot and cause the ballot to be delivered to the polling place serving the elector's
4residence before the closing hour. Except as provided in s. 6.221 7.515 (3), any ballot
5not mailed or delivered as provided in this subsection may not be counted.
SB116-ASA1, s. 52 6Section 52. 6.875 (3) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, is
7amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,26,38 6.875 (3) An occupant of a nursing home or qualified retirement home,
9qualified community-based residential facility, qualified residential care apartment
10complex, or qualified adult family home who qualifies as an absent elector and
11desires to receive an absentee ballot shall make application under s. 6.86 (1), (2), or
12(2m) with the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality
13in which the elector is a resident. The clerk or board of election commissioners of a
14municipality receiving an application from an elector who is an occupant of a nursing
15home or qualified retirement home, qualified community-based residential facility,
16qualified residential care apartment complex, or qualified adult family home located
17in a different municipality shall, as soon as possible, notify and transmit send an
18absentee ballot for the elector to the clerk or board of election commissioners of the
19municipality in which the home, facility, or complex is located. The clerk or board
20of election commissioners of a municipality receiving an application from an elector
21who is an occupant of a nursing home or qualified retirement home, qualified
22community-based residential facility, qualified residential care apartment complex,
23or qualified adult family home located in the municipality but who is a resident of
24a different municipality shall, as soon as possible, notify and request transmission
25of
an absentee ballot from the clerk or board of election commissioners of the

1municipality in which the elector is a resident. The clerk or board of election
2commissioners shall make a record of all absentee ballots to be transmitted sent,
3delivered, and voted under this section.
SB116-ASA1, s. 53 4Section 53. 6.88 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,26,195 6.88 (1) When an absentee ballot arrives at the office of the municipal clerk,
6or at an alternate site under s. 6.855, if applicable, the clerk shall enclose it,
7unopened, in a carrier envelope which shall be securely sealed and endorsed with the
8name and official title of the clerk, and the words "This envelope contains the ballot
9of an absent elector and must be opened in the same room where votes are being cast
10at the polls during polling hours on election day or, in municipalities where absentee
11ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, stats., at a meeting of the municipal board of
12absentee ballot canvassers under s. 7.52, stats.". If the elector is a military elector,
13as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a), or an overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b), and the

14ballot was received by the elector by facsimile transmission or electronic mail and is
15accompanied by a separate certificate, the clerk shall enclose the ballot in a
16certificate envelope and securely append the completed certificate to the outside of
17the envelope before enclosing the ballot in the carrier envelope. The clerk shall keep
18the ballot in the clerk's office or at the alternate site, if applicable until delivered, as
19required in sub. (2).
SB116-ASA1, s. 54 20Section 54. 6.88 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,27,1121 6.88 (3) (b) When the inspectors find that a certification is insufficient, that the
22applicant is not a qualified elector in the ward or election district, that the ballot
23envelope is open or has been opened and resealed, that the ballot envelope contains
24more than one ballot of any one kind or, except in municipalities where absentee
25ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, that the certificate of an a military or overseas

1elector who received an absentee ballot by facsimile transmission or electronic mail
2is missing, or if proof is submitted to the inspectors that an elector voting an absentee
3ballot has since died, the inspectors shall not count the ballot. The inspectors shall
4endorse every ballot not counted on the back, "rejected (giving the reason)". The
5inspectors shall reinsert each rejected ballot into the certificate envelope in which
6it was delivered and enclose the certificate envelopes and ballots, and securely seal
7the ballots and envelopes in an envelope marked for rejected absentee ballots. The
8inspectors shall endorse the envelope, "rejected ballots" with a statement of the ward
9or election district and date of the election, signed by the chief inspector and one of
10the inspectors representing each of the 2 major political parties and returned to the
11municipal clerk in the same manner as official ballots voted at the election.
SB116-ASA1, s. 55 12Section 55. 7.08 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,27,1713 7.08 (2) (b) The certified list of candidates for president and vice president
14nominated at a national convention by a party entitled to a September partisan
15primary ballot or for whom electors have been nominated under s. 8.20 shall be sent
16as soon as possible after the closing date for filing nomination papers, but no later
17than the deadlines established in s. 10.06.
SB116-ASA1, s. 56 18Section 56. 7.10 (3) (a) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 45,
19is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,28,220 7.10 (3) (a) The county clerk shall distribute the ballots to the municipal clerks
21no later than 31 48 days before each September partisan primary and general
22election and no later than 22 days before each other primary and election. Election
23forms prepared by the board shall be distributed at the same time. If the board
24transmits an amended certification under s. 7.08 (2) (a) or if the board or a court
25orders a ballot error to be corrected under s. 5.06 (6) or 5.72 (3) after ballots have been

1distributed, the county clerk shall distribute corrected ballots to the municipal clerks
2as soon as possible.
SB116-ASA1, s. 57 3Section 57. 7.15 (1) (cm) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Acts
423
and 45, is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,28,185 7.15 (1) (cm) Prepare official absentee ballots for delivery to electors requesting
6them, and except as provided in this paragraph, send or transmit an official absentee
7ballot to each elector who has requested a ballot by mail, and to each military elector,
8as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a), and overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b), who has
9requested a ballot by mail,
electronic mail, or facsimile transmission no later than
10the 30th 47th day before each September partisan primary and general election and
11no later than the 21st day before each other primary and election if the request is
12made before that day; otherwise, the municipal clerk shall send or transmit an
13official absentee ballot within one day of the time the elector's request for such a
14ballot is received. The clerk shall send or transmit an absentee ballot for the
15presidential preference primary to each elector who has requested that ballot no
16later than the 47th day before the presidential preference primary if the request is
17made before that day, or, if the request is not made before that day, within one day
18of the time the request is received.
SB116-ASA1, s. 58 19Section 58. 7.15 (1) (cs) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-ASA1, s. 59 20Section 59. 7.15 (1) (j) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
21is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,29,222 7.15 (1) (j) Send or transmit an absentee ballot automatically to each person
23elector and send or transmit an absentee ballot to each military elector, as defined
24in s. 6.34 (1) (a), and each overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b),
making an

1authorized request therefor in accordance with s. 6.22 (4) , 6.24 (4) (c), or 6.86 (2) or
2(2m).
SB116-ASA1, s. 60 3Section 60. 7.51 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,29,154 7.51 (5) (b) The municipal clerk shall deliver all ballots, statements, tally
5sheets, lists, and envelopes relating to a school district election to the school district
6clerk by 4 p.m. on the day following each such election. The municipal clerk shall
7deliver the ballots, statements, tally sheets, lists, and envelopes for his or her
8municipality relating to any county, technical college district, state, or national
9election to the county clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the day following each such
10election or, in municipalities where absentee ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, by
114 p.m. on the 2nd day following each such election, and no later than 4 p.m. on the
12day after receiving any corrected returns under s. 6.221 7.515 (6) (b). The person
13delivering the returns shall be paid out of the municipal treasury. Each clerk shall
14retain ballots, statements, tally sheets, or envelopes received by the clerk until
15destruction is authorized under s. 7.23 (1).
SB116-ASA1, s. 61 16Section 61. 7.52 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-ASA1,30,917 7.52 (3) (b) When the board of absentee ballot canvassers finds that a
18certification is insufficient, that the applicant is not a qualified elector in the ward
19or election district, that the ballot envelope is open or has been opened and resealed,
20that the ballot envelope contains more than one ballot of any one kind, or that the
21certificate of an a military or overseas elector who received an absentee ballot by
22facsimile transmission or electronic mail is missing, or if proof is submitted to the
23board of absentee ballot canvassers that an elector voting an absentee ballot has
24since died, the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall not count the ballot. Each
25member of the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall endorse every ballot not

1counted on the back as "rejected (giving the reason)." The board of absentee ballot
2canvassers shall reinsert each rejected ballot into the certificate envelope in which
3it was delivered and enclose the certificate envelopes and ballots, and securely seal
4the ballots and envelopes in an envelope marked for rejected absentee ballots. The
5board of absentee ballot canvassers shall endorse the envelope as "rejected ballots,"
6with a statement of the ward or election district and date of the election, and each
7member of the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall sign the statement. The
8board of absentee ballot canvassers shall then return the envelope containing the
9ballots to the municipal clerk.
SB116-ASA1, s. 62 10Section 62. 7.60 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
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