2013 WISCONSIN ACT 178
An Act to repeal 7.50 (2) (e); and to create 7.50 (2) (em) of the statutes; relating to: counting votes for write-in candidates.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
7.50 (2) (e) of the statutes is repealed.
7.50 (2) (em) of the statutes is created to read:
7.50 (2) (em) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, write-in votes shall only be counted if no candidates have been certified to appear on the ballot. If candidates have been certified to appear on the ballot, write-in votes may only be counted for candidates who file registration statements under s. 11.05 (2g). If a candidate certified to appear on the ballot dies or withdraws before the election, all write-in votes shall be counted. When write-in votes are counted, every vote shall be counted for the candidate for whom it was intended, if the elector's intent can be ascertained from the ballot itself.