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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Wisconsin
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Wisconsin
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Wisconsin
Local ballot measure elections (3) April 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (11) April 1, 2014 Red padlock.png
Signature filing deadline for all candidates June 2, 2014
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 22, 2014
Primary election date August 12, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 15, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in Wisconsin in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State Assembly Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (0 measures) Unscheduled electiond
Local ballot measures Scheduled electiona
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Wisconsin

State Executive Officials


See also: Wisconsin state executive official elections, 2014

The Wisconsin gubernatorial election will take place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Scott Walker (R) is eligible for re-election, as Wisconsin has no gubernatorial term limits. Walker's election is unique in that, if he wins, it will be the third gubernatorial election win for him in 5 years. Walker won the recall election brought against him in 2012 by a greater percentage than he won his first election in 2010.
Democratic candidate Mary Burke is challenging Walker for the seat. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.

Wisconsin State Legislature


See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014 and Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is June 2, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Assembly will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is June 2, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Wisconsin will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect eight candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's eight congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
June 2, 2014
August 12, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Wisconsin is one of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]

Voter registration: Voters must register to vote in the primary by either July 23, 2014, by mail, or in person on election day. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 15, 2014 (up to 20 days before election).[4]

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds five of the eight congressional seats from Wisconsin.

Members of the U.S. House from Wisconsin -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 3 Pending
     Republican Party 5 Pending
Total 8 8

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the eight congressional districts are:

Name Party District
Paul Ryan Ends.png Republican 1
Mark Pocan Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Ron Kind Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Gwen Moore Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Jim Sensenbrenner Ends.png Republican 5
Tom Petri Ends.png Republican 6
Sean Duffy Ends.png Republican 7
Reid Ribble Ends.png Republican 8

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

2nd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District

4th Congressional District

5th Congressional District

6th Congressional District

7th Congressional District

8th Congressional District

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State executive official elections in Wisconsin

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See also: Wisconsin state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Wisconsin
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Lieutenant Governor
2.3 Attorney General
2.4 Secretary of State
2.5 Down ballot offices

Five state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of Wisconsin.

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in Wisconsin:

List of candidates by office

Note: The following list of candidates is not official and will continue to be updated until the 2014 candidate filing deadline. Candidates will be added as we come across them prior to the deadline. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

Governor


Potential and declared

Withdrew

Declined

Lieutenant Governor


Attorney General


Declined

Secretary of State


Withdrew

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer Kurt Schuller
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2011 No

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State Senate election in Wisconsin

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See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is June 2, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Wisconsin State Senate:

Wisconsin State Senate
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 15 Pending
     Republican Party 18 Pending
Total 33 33

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33

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State Assembly elections in Wisconsin

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See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wisconsin State Assembly will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is June 2, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Wisconsin State Assembly:

Wisconsin House of Representatives
Party As of April 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 39 Pending
     Republican Party 60 Pending
Total 99 99

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99

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Local ballot measure elections in Wisconsin

See also: Local ballot measures, Wisconsin and Local ballot measure elections in 2014

Elections by date

Click below for more information about local ballot measure elections on:


...click here for more 2014 Wisconsin local measures.

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School board elections in Wisconsin

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Wisconsin school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 668 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,137 seats. These elections will take place in 39 states.


State elections


A total of 11 Wisconsin school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 30 seats up for election. Each district scheduled elections for April 2014. The districts listed below served 169,027 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[37]

2014 Wisconsin School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Appleton Area School District 4/1/2014 3 7 15,194
Eau Claire Area School District 4/1/2014 2 7 10,914
Green Bay Area Public School District 4/1/2014 2 7 20,376
Janesville School District 4/1/2014 3 9 10,339
Kenosha Unified School District 4/1/2014 2 7 22,986
Madison Metropolitan School District 4/1/2014 2 7 24,806
Oshkosh Area School District 4/1/2014 3 7 10,111
Racine Unified School District 4/1/2014 4 9 21,100
Sheboygan Area School District 4/1/2014 3 9 10,124
Waukesha School District 4/1/2014 3 9 13,796
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District 4/1/2014 3 9 9,281



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Voting in Wisconsin

See also: Voting in Wisconsin

Important voting information

  • Wisconsin is one of 13 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3]
  • As of April 2014, Wisconsin is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Wisconsin, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Wisconsin is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting runs for two weeks before an election, ending at 5 p.m. or close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday before the election.[38] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

2014 developments

In March 2014, Governor Scott Walker applied a partial veto to a bill altering the state's early voting procedures. The legislation as passed restricted early voting hours in several cities to 45 hours per week. Walker vetoed this provision, but left in place a provision prohibiting early voting on weekends. Democrats alleged that the restrictions placed an undue burden on minorities, veterans, the elderly, and students. Republicans maintained that the changes were necessary to ensure uniformity in procedures between urban and rural locations, arguing that rural election officials often lack the resources needed to maintain the same early voting hours that cities can offer.[39]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Wisconsin ranked 6th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2010 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Wisconsin received an overall score of 73%.[40]

See also

References

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  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Registration and Voting," accessed January 3, 2014
  5. Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," accessed April 16, 2014
  6. Wisconsin State Journal, "Son of slain Sikh temple president to challenge Paul Ryan," accessed October 14, 2013
  7. Beloit Daily News, "Zerban takes another run at Paul Ryan", accessed October 25, 2013
  8. Stevens Point Journal, "Two Republicans line up to face Rep. Ron Kind," accessed March 20, 2014
  9. Reedsburg Times Press, "Anderson runs for 3rd District," accessed March 24, 2014
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  12. Dan Sebring for Congress, "Home," accessed February 17, 2014
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  14. Wisconsin State Journal, "State Rep. Duey Stroebel to make run for Petri seat in Congress," accessed April 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Wisconsin Election Watch, "Scott Fitzgerald Will Not Run for 6th Congressional District Seat," accessed April 16, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Statement of Candidacy," accessed February 24, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "Democratic Official Challenges Sean Duffy in Wisconsin", accessed December 9, 2013
  18. 18.00 18.01 18.02 18.03 18.04 18.05 18.06 18.07 18.08 18.09 18.10 18.11 18.12 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, "Candidates Registered by Office," February 17, 2014
  19. 19.0 19.1 FOX 6 Now, "Looking ahead to 2014, who will face Scott Walker in race for Gov.?," July 21, 2013
  20. Facebook: Peter Barca for Governor, accessed January 10, 2013
  21. Senator Kathleen Vinehout, "Senator Vinehout Statement on Not Running for Governor This Year," January 23, 2014
  22. Channel 3000, "U.S. Rep. Ron Kind says no run for governor," June 7, 2015
  23. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Democratic Winnebago county executive could decide by Labor Day whether to run for governor," July 22, 2013
  24. Journal Sentinal, Winnebago County Exec Mark Harris declines run for governor, August 30, 2013
  25. WTAQ, "Milwaukee County exec Abele not interested in running for governor," February 28, 2013
  26. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sen. John Lehman to run for lieutenant governor," November 18, 2013
  27. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rep. Jon Richards enters race for Wisconsin attorney general," October 16, 2013
  28. The Republic, "Democratic Dane County district attorney Ozanne announces run for attorney general," November 7, 2013
  29. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel formally launches attorney general run," October 14, 2013
  30. TH Online, "Democrat Taylor not running for Wisconsin attorney general," October 31, 2013
  31. WBAY, "Republican Bishop announces Secretary of State run," May 14, 2013
  32. 32.0 32.1 Wisconsin Election Watch, "Secretary of State Candidate Backs Representative Schraa’s Plan to Eliminate the Office," January 21, 2014
  33. Wisconsin Election Watch, "Jay Schroeder to Run for Wisconsin Secretary of State," January 21, 2014
  34. The Journal Times, "Republican Party chairman running for Secretary of State," January 21, 2014
  35. 35.0 35.1 The Daily Cardinal, "Rep. Garey Bies runs for Secretary of State," March 25, 2014
  36. WisPolitics, "Bishop running for Secretary of State," May 4, 2013
  37. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  38. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named absentee
  39. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Scott Walker signs early-voting bill; partial veto extends voting hours," March 27, 2014
  40. Pew Charitable Trusts, Election Performance Index Report