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Wisconsin Election Administration
Chief Election Official(s): State Elections Board (View Website)
Election/Appointment Process:
The Board consists of nine citizen members appointed by the governor for two-year terms beginning on May 1 of odd-numbered years. In addition to the governor's selection, one member each is designated by the chief justice of the supreme court, the speaker of the assembly, the senate majority leader, the minority leader in each house of the legislature, and the chief officer of each political party whose candidate for governor received at least ten percent of the vote cast in the most recent gubernatorial election.
  • Prescribes voter registration forms
  • Determines ballot eligibility of parties
  • Approves new voting systems/ devices
  • Prepares election calendar (all election dates, excluding special elections, are determined by state law)
  • Canvasses election returns
  • Handles state recounts
Secondary Official(s): Municipal Courts
Election/Appointment Process:
  • Advertises statewide ballot questions
Current Official(s): John C. Schober, Chair, New Berlin - designated by the senate majority leader
Shane Falk, Vice-Chair, Madison - designated by the senate minority leader
David Anstaett, Madison - designated by the chief justice of the supreme court
Kirby Brant, Madison - designated by the chairperson of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
Donald R. Goldberg, Milwaukee - designated by the Governor
Carl Holborn, Milwaukee - designated by the assembly minority leader
Patrick J. Hodan, Milwaukee - designated by the speaker of the assembly
Robert Kasieta, Verona - designated by the chairperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin
John P. Savage, Milwaukee - designated by the chairperson of the Republican Party of Wisconsin
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Contact Information:
Wisconsin State Elections Board
17 West Main Street, Suite 310
PO Box 2973
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-2973
Phone: 608-266-8005 FAX: 608-267-0500
[email protected]


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