Date of enactment: April 2, 2014
2013 Senate Bill 264   Date of publication*: April 3, 2014
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
An Act to amend 7.51 (3) (a) of the statutes; relating to: securing the ballot container.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
180,1 Section 1. 7.51 (3) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
7.51 (3) (a) The inspectors shall place together all ballots counted by them which relate to any national, state or county office or any state, county or technical college district referendum and secure them together so that they cannot be untied or tampered with without breaking the seal. The secured ballots together with any ballots marked "Defective" shall then be secured by the inspectors chief inspector, and, if available, one other inspector whose party affiliation is different than the chief inspector's party affiliation, in the ballot container in such a manner that the container cannot be opened without breaking the seals or locks, or destroying the container. The inspectors shall place the ballots cast under s. 6.97 in a separate, securely sealed carrier envelope which is clearly marked "Section 6.97 ballots". The chief inspector and 2 other inspectors shall sign the carrier envelope. The carrier envelope shall not be placed in the ballot container. The inspectors shall then deliver the ballots to the municipal clerk in the ballot container and carrier envelope.