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SB116-SSA1, s. 21 21Section 21. 6.221 (1) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 22 22Section 22. 6.221 (2) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (2) and amended to
23read:
SB116-SSA1,15,324 7.515 (2) Each certificate envelope that is mailed or transmitted to a military
25an absentee elector and each certificate envelope that is transmitted to a military or

1overseas elector under s. 6.87 (3) (d)
under this section shall be clearly labeled as
2"Cast by a military an absentee elector under s. 6.221 7.515, Wis. Stats., and may
3be eligible to be counted after election day."
SB116-SSA1, s. 23 4Section 23. 6.221 (3) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (3) and amended
5to read:
SB116-SSA1,15,106 7.515 (3) At the September primary, a A ballot that is cast under s. 6.22 by an
7absentee elector who is a military elector, that is received by mail from the U. S.
8postal service, and that is postmarked no later than election day shall be counted as
9provided in this section if it is received by a municipal clerk no later than 5 4 p.m.
10on the 7th day Friday after the election.
SB116-SSA1, s. 24 11Section 24. 6.221 (3) (b) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 25 12Section 25. 6.221 (4) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (4).
SB116-SSA1, s. 26 13Section 26. 6.221 (5) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (5) and amended to
14read:
SB116-SSA1,15,2315 7.515 (5) No later than the closing hour of the polls on the day of the September
16primary and the day of the general
each election, the municipal clerk of each
17municipality shall post at his or her office and on the Internet at a site announced
18by the clerk before the polls open, and shall make available to any person upon
19request, a statement of the number of absentee ballots that the clerk has mailed or
20transmitted to military absentee electors under this section and that have not been
21returned to the polling places where the electors reside by the closing hour on election
22day. The posting shall not include the names or addresses of any military absentee
23electors.
SB116-SSA1, s. 27 24Section 27. 6.221 (6) of the statutes is renumbered 7.515 (6) and amended to
25read:
SB116-SSA1,16,8
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-SSA1,16,199 (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-SSA1, s. 28 20Section 28. 6.24 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,17,221 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-SSA1, s. 29 3Section 29. 6.24 (2) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,17,94 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-SSA1, s. 30 10Section 30. 6.24 (4) (c) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
11is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,18,212 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-SSA1, s. 31 3Section 31. 6.24 (4) (e) of the statutes is created to read:
SB116-SSA1,18,104 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-SSA1, s. 32 11Section 32. 6.25 (1) of the statutes is renumbered 6.25 (1) (a) and amended to
12read:
SB116-SSA1,18,2213 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-SSA1, s. 33 23Section 33. 6.25 (1) (b) of the statutes is created to read:
SB116-SSA1,19,724 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-SSA1, s. 34 8Section 34. 6.25 (1) (c) of the statutes is created to read:
SB116-SSA1,19,119 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-SSA1, s. 35 12Section 35. 6.25 (2) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 36 13Section 36. 6.25 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, 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-SSA1,19,2016 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-SSA1, s. 38 21Section 38. 6.36 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,20,1222 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-SSA1, s. 39 13Section 39. 6.50 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,21,614 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-SSA1, s. 40 7Section 40. 6.86 (1) (a) (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,21,118 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-SSA1, s. 41 12Section 41. 6.86 (1) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,21,1413 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-SSA1, s. 42 15Section 42. 6.86 (1) (ac) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,21,2116 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-SSA1, s. 43 22Section 43. 6.86 (1) (b) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
23is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,22,2024 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-SSA1, s. 44 21Section 44. 6.865 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,22,22 226.865 (title) Federal absentee ballot requests ballots.
SB116-SSA1, s. 45 23Section 45. 6.865 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 46 24Section 46. 6.865 (3m) (a) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 47
1Section 47. 6.865 (3m) (b) of the statutes is renumbered 6.865 (3m) and
2amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,23,83 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-SSA1, s. 48 9Section 48. 6.865 (3m) (c) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 49 10Section 49. 6.869 of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, is
11amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,23,22 126.869 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-SSA1, s. 50 23Section 50. 6.87 (3) (d) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
24is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,24,21
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-SSA1, s. 51 22Section 51. 6.87 (6) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, is
23amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,25,524 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-SSA1, s. 52 6Section 52. 6.875 (3) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, is
7amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,26,38 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 who who qualifies as an absent elector and desires
11to receive an absentee ballot shall make application under s. 6.86 (1), (2), or (2m) with
12the municipal clerk or board of election commissioners of the municipality in which
13the 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 car 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-SSA1, s. 53 4Section 53. 6.88 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,26,195 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-SSA1, s. 54 20Section 54. 6.88 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,27,1121 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-SSA1, s. 55 12Section 55. 7.08 (2) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,27,1713 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-SSA1, s. 56 18Section 56. 7.08 (2) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,28,219 7.08 (2) (c) As soon as possible after the canvass of the spring and September
20partisan primary votes, but no later than the first Tuesday in March and the 4th
21Tuesday in September August, transmit to the state treasurer a certified list of all
22eligible candidates for state office who have filed applications under s. 11.50 (2) and
23whom the board determines to be eligible to receive payments from the Wisconsin
24election campaign fund. The list shall contain each candidate's name, the mailing

1address indicated upon the candidate's registration form, the office for which the
2individual is a candidate and the party or principle which he or she represents, if any.
SB116-SSA1, s. 57 3Section 57. 7.10 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,28,114 7.10 (3) (a) The county clerk shall distribute the ballots to the municipal clerks
5no later than 31 48 days before each September partisan primary and general
6election and no later than 22 days before each other primary and election. Election
7forms prepared by the board shall be distributed at the same time. If the board
8transmits an amended certification under s. 7.08 (2) (a) or if the board or a court
9orders a ballot error to be corrected under s. 5.06 (6) or 5.72 (3) after ballots have been
10distributed, the county clerk shall distribute corrected ballots to the municipal clerks
11as soon as possible.
SB116-SSA1, s. 58 12Section 58. 7.15 (1) (cm) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
13is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,28,2214 7.15 (1) (cm) Prepare official absentee ballots for delivery to electors requesting
15them, and send or transmit an official absentee ballot to each elector who has
16requested a ballot by mail, and to each military elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a),
17and overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b), who has requested a ballot by mail,

18electronic mail, or facsimile transmission no later than the 30th 47th day before each
19September partisan primary and general election and no later than the 21st day
20before each other primary and election if the request is made before that day;
21otherwise, the municipal clerk shall send or transmit an official absentee ballot
22within one day of the time the elector's request for such a ballot is received.
SB116-SSA1, s. 59 23Section 59. 7.15 (1) (cs) of the statutes is repealed.
SB116-SSA1, s. 60 24Section 60. 7.15 (1) (j) of the statutes, as affected by 2011 Wisconsin Act 23,
25is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,29,5
17.15 (1) (j) Send or transmit an absentee ballot automatically to each person
2elector and send or transmit an absentee ballot to each military elector, as defined
3in s. 6.34 (1) (a), and each overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b),
making an
4authorized request therefor in accordance with s. 6.22 (4), 6.24 (4) (c), or 6.86 (2) or
5(2m).
SB116-SSA1, s. 61 6Section 61. 7.51 (5) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,29,187 7.51 (5) (b) The municipal clerk shall deliver all ballots, statements, tally
8sheets, lists, and envelopes relating to a school district election to the school district
9clerk by 4 p.m. on the day following each such election. The municipal clerk shall
10deliver the ballots, statements, tally sheets, lists, and envelopes for his or her
11municipality relating to any county, technical college district, state, or national
12election to the county clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the day following each such
13election or, in municipalities where absentee ballots are canvassed under s. 7.52, by
144 p.m. on the 2nd day following each such election, and no later than 4 p.m. on the
15day after receiving any corrected returns under s. 6.221 7.515 (6) (b). The person
16delivering the returns shall be paid out of the municipal treasury. Each clerk shall
17retain ballots, statements, tally sheets, or envelopes received by the clerk until
18destruction is authorized under s. 7.23 (1).
SB116-SSA1, s. 62 19Section 62. 7.52 (3) (b) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,30,1220 7.52 (3) (b) When the board of absentee ballot canvassers finds that a
21certification is insufficient, that the applicant is not a qualified elector in the ward
22or election district, that the ballot envelope is open or has been opened and resealed,
23that the ballot envelope contains more than one ballot of any one kind, or that the
24certificate of an a military or overseas elector who received an absentee ballot by
25facsimile transmission or electronic mail is missing, or if proof is submitted to the

1board of absentee ballot canvassers that an elector voting an absentee ballot has
2since died, the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall not count the ballot. Each
3member of the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall endorse every ballot not
4counted on the back as "rejected (giving the reason)." The board of absentee ballot
5canvassers 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
8board of absentee ballot canvassers shall endorse the envelope as "rejected ballots,"
9with a statement of the ward or election district and date of the election, and each
10member of the board of absentee ballot canvassers shall sign the statement. The
11board of absentee ballot canvassers shall then return the envelope containing the
12ballots to the municipal clerk.
SB116-SSA1, s. 63 13Section 63. 7.60 (5) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,31,714 7.60 (5) (a) Immediately following the canvass, the county clerk shall deliver
15or send to the government accountability board, by 1st class mail, a certified copy of
16each statement of the county board of canvassers for president and vice president,
17state officials, senators and representatives in congress, state legislators, justice,
18court of appeals judge, circuit judge, district attorney, and metropolitan sewerage
19commissioners, if the commissioners are elected under s. 200.09 (11) (am). The
20statement shall record the returns for each office or referendum by ward, unless
21combined returns are authorized under s. 5.15 (6) (b) in which case the statement
22shall record the returns for each group of combined wards. Following primaries the
23county clerk shall enclose on forms prescribed by the government accountability
24board the names, party or principle designation, if any, and number of votes received
25by each candidate recorded in the same manner. The county clerk shall deliver or

1transmit the certified statement to the government accountability board no later
2than 7 days after each primary except the September partisan primary, no later than
310 days after the September partisan primary and any other election except the
4general election, and no later than 14 days after the general election. The board of
5canvassers shall deliver or transmit a certified copy of each statement for any
6technical college district referendum to the secretary of the technical college district
7board.
SB116-SSA1, s. 64 8Section 64. 7.70 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,31,159 7.70 (3) (a) The chairperson of the board or a designee of the chairperson
10appointed by the chairperson to canvass a specific election shall publicly canvass the
11returns and make his or her certifications and determinations on or before the 2nd
12Tuesday following a spring primary, the 15th day of May following a spring election,
13the 3rd Wednesday following a September partisan primary, the first day of
14December following a general election, the 2nd Thursday following a special primary,
15or within 18 days after any special election.
SB116-SSA1, s. 65 16Section 65. 7.70 (3) (e) 1. of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,31,2217 7.70 (3) (e) 1. After each September partisan primary, the name of each
18candidate not defeated in the primary who receives at least 6% of the total vote cast
19for all candidates on all ballots at the primary for each separate state office except
20district attorney, and the percentage of the total vote received by that candidate.
21Such percentage shall be calculated within each district in the case of legislative
22candidates.
SB116-SSA1, s. 66 23Section 66. 8.10 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,32,324 8.10 (1) Candidates for office to be filled at the spring election shall be
25nominated by nomination papers, or by nomination papers and selection at the

1primary if a primary is held, except as provided for towns and villages under s. 8.05.
2Unless designated in this section or s. 8.05, the general provisions pertaining to
3nomination at the September partisan primary apply.
SB116-SSA1, s. 67 4Section 67. 8.15 (title) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,32,5 58.15 (title) Nominations for September partisan primary.
SB116-SSA1, s. 68 6Section 68. 8.15 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
SB116-SSA1,32,237 8.15 (1) Nomination papers may be circulated no sooner than June 1 April 15
8preceding the general election and may be filed no later than 5 p.m. on the 2nd
9Tuesday of July
June 1 preceding the September partisan primary, except as
10authorized in this subsection. If an incumbent fails to file nomination papers and
11a declaration of candidacy by 5 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of July June 1 preceding the
12September partisan primary, all candidates for the office held by the incumbent,
13other than the incumbent, may file nomination papers no later than 72 hours after
14the latest time prescribed in this subsection. No extension of the time for filing
15nomination papers applies if the incumbent files written notification with the filing
16officer or agency with whom nomination papers are filed for the office which the
17incumbent holds, no later than 5 p.m. on the 2nd Friday preceding the latest time
18prescribed in this subsection for filing nomination papers, that the incumbent is not
19a candidate for reelection to his or her office, and the incumbent does not file
20nomination papers for that office within the time prescribed in this subsection. Only
21those candidates for whom nomination papers containing the necessary signatures
22acquired within the allotted time and filed before the deadline may have their names
23appear on the official September partisan primary ballot.
SB116-SSA1, s. 69 24Section 69. 8.16 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
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