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==Election-related agencies==
 
==Election-related agencies==
 
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This page contains extensive information about ballot access requirements for state and federal candidates running for elected office in the state of Wisconsin. Offices included are:

This page will contain information on specific filing dates each election year, how to become a candidate, how to create a political party, campaign finance requirements, state agency contacts involved in the election process, and term limits in Wisconsin. Information on running for election to county and municipal offices are not included.

Year-specific dates

2014

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014 and Wisconsin state executive official elections, 2014

Wisconsin will have a primary for judicial candidates on February 18, 2014 and a general election for judicial candidates on April 1, 2014. A primary for statewide and legislative offices will be held on August 12, 2014 and a general election on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect candidates to serve in the following state and federal offices:

The 2014 filing deadline for all candidates running for statewide and legislative office is June 2, 2014 (for filing nomination papers and declaration of candidacy) and June 5, 2014 (for filing a Statement of Economic Interest).[1] The deadline for filing a petition to become a Ballot Status Party is April 1, 2014.[2]

Deadline Event
January 7, 2014 Deadline for judicial candidates to register their campaign committees
January 7, 2014 Deadline for judicial candidates to file a Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office form
January 7, 2014 Deadline for judicial candidates to file a Declaration of Candidacy form
January 10, 2014 Deadline for judicial candidates to file a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) form
February 18, 2014 Primary Date for non-partisan judicial offices
April 1, 2014 General election for judicial candidates
April 1, 2014 Deadline to file petition for a new political party to become a Ballot Status Party
June 2, 2014 Deadline for statewide and legislative candidates to register their campaign committees
June 2, 2014 Deadline for statewide and legislative candidates to file their Nomination Paper for Partisan Office form
June 2, 2014 Deadline for statewide and legislative candidates to file their Declaration of Candidacy form
June 5, 2014 Deadline for statewide and legislative candidates to file their Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) form
August 12, 2014 State Primary Date
November 4, 2014 General election

Political parties

As of October 2013, there are three recognized political parties in Wisconsin.[3]

Party Website link By-laws/Platform link
Republican Party Official party website Party platform
Democratic Party Official party website Party by-laws
Constitution Party Official party website Party platform

Election-related agencies

Figure 1: This is the Declaration of Candidacy Form.

Candidates running for office will require some form of interaction with the following agencies:

See also: State election agencies

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board
212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor
PO Box 7984
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7984
Phone: 608-266-8005
Toll-free: 1-866-VOTE-WIS
FAX: 608-267-0500
website: http://gab.wi.gov/
Contact website: http://gab.wi.gov/contact
Email: gab@wi.gov

Term limits

State executives

Portal:State Executive Officials
See also: State executives with term limits and States with gubernatorial term limits

There are no term limits for Wisconsin state executive positions and no officeholders term-limited in 2014.

State legislatures

See also: State legislatures with term limits

There are no term limits placed on Wisconsin state legislators.

Congressional partisanship

Portal:Congress
See also: List of United States Representatives from Wisconsin and List of United States Senators from Wisconsin

Here is the current partisan breakdown of the congressional members from Wisconsin:

Congressional Partisan Breakdown from Wisconsin
Party U.S. Senate U.S. House Total
     Democratic Party 1 3 4
     Republican Party 1 5 6
TOTALS as of September 2014 2 8 10

State legislative partisanship

Portal:State legislatures

Here is the current partisan breakdown of members of the state legislature of Wisconsin:

State Senate

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 15
     Republican Party 17
     Vacancy 1
Total 33

State house

Party As of September 2014
     Democratic Party 39
     Republican Party 60
Total 99

See also

External links

Forms

References