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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Secretary of State for [[Wisconsin]]''' is a publicly elected executive official for the state of [[Wisconsin]] and the second in the order of succession of the [[Governor of Wisconsin]], behind the [[Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin]].
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{{Wisconsin SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Wisconsin Secretary of State''' is an elected executive official in the [[Wisconsin]] state government.
  
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==Current officeholder==
 
The current [[Secretary of State|secretary of state]] is [[Douglas Lafollette]].
 
The current [[Secretary of State|secretary of state]] is [[Douglas Lafollette]].
  
==Term of office==
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==Authority==
:: ''See also: [[States with gubernatorial term limits]], [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
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The secretary of state is elected on Election Day in November, and takes office on the first Monday of January. Originally, the secretary of state's term lasted for two years, since a 1967 amendment, however, the term has lasted four years. There is no limit to the number of terms a secretary of state may hold.
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In the event of a vacancy in the office of the secretary of state, the [[governor]] may appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term.
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The secretary of state may be removed from office through an impeachment trial. He may also choose to resign from office.
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==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
 
While the [[Wisconsin Constitution]] does not specify the qualification for the Office of Secretary of State, the secretary is second in line of succession to the governorship.  The [[Wisconsin Governor|governor]] must be a United States citizen and qualified elector in [[Wisconsin]]. <small>'''([[Article V, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 2|Wisconsin Constitution, Article V § 2]])'''</small>
 
While the [[Wisconsin Constitution]] does not specify the qualification for the Office of Secretary of State, the secretary is second in line of succession to the governorship.  The [[Wisconsin Governor|governor]] must be a United States citizen and qualified elector in [[Wisconsin]]. <small>'''([[Article V, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 2|Wisconsin Constitution, Article V § 2]])'''</small>
  
==Electoral history==
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==Elections==
===2002===
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*'''2002 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Douglas La Follette]] ran unopposed in this contest
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{{Election results boxtop
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==Vacancies==
|title=2002 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://165.189.88.185/docview.asp?docid=1562&locid=47 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2002 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Douglas La Follette]]|percentage=56.6%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Robert G. Lorge|percentage=41.3%}}
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{{Election results box|Concerned Citizens|candidatename=Edward J. Farmi|percentage=2.1%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=1,680,164}}
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===2006===
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==Duties==
{{Election results boxtop
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The secretary of state is required to keep a record of all the official acts of the legislative and executive branches of Wisconsin's government. The secretary is also the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin and affixes it to the official acts of the governor. Additionally, the secretary of state publishes the state laws, files oaths of office, registers trademarks, files deeds for state lands, preserves the original copies of laws, files incorporation papers and other documents for cities and villages, and issues notary authentications.
|title=2006 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary <ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=9575&locid=47 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2006 Democratic Primary Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Douglas La Follette]]|percentage=72.0%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=Scott Ross|percentage=28.0%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=332,265}}
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{{Election results boxtop
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The secretary of state is the second in the order of succession of the governor of Wisconsin; under the current terms of the [[Wisconsin Constitution|state constitution]], if the governor dies, resigns or is removed from office and the office of the [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]] is vacant, the secretary of state becomes governor, whereas in the vacancy of the lieutenant governorship and the absence from the state, impeachment or inability to serve due to illness, the secretary of state merely becomes acting governor. These terms came into effect with an amendment to the constitution in 1979; originally, in all of these events, the secretary of state simply became acting governor.
|title=2006 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=10031&locid=47 Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2006 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Douglas La Follette]]|percentage=57.0%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=Sandy Sullivan|percentage=38.0%}}
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{{Election results box|G|candidatename=Michael LaForest|percentage=4.5%}}
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{{Election results box|Write-In|candidatename=|percentage=0.5%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,075,405}}
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===2010===
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==Divisions of the office==
:: ''See also: [[Wisconsin Secretary of State election, 2010]]''
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====[[Democratic]] Primary====
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==Compensation==
*'''2010 Race for Secretary of State - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Douglas LaFollette]] ran unopposed this contest
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====[[Republican]] Primary====
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==Former officeholders==
*'''2010 Race for Secretary of State - [[Republican]] Primary'''
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:*[[David D. King|David King]] ran unopposed this contest
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====General Election====
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{{Election results boxtop
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|title=2010 Race for Secretary of State - General Election <ref>[http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/2010%20Fall%20General%20-%20Statewide%20Offices%20County-by-County.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board - 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
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{{Election results box|D|winner= {{Approved}}|candidatename=[[Douglas La Follette]]|percentage=51.6%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=[[David D. King]]|percentage=48.4%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=2,081,104}}
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==Powers and duties==
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The secretary of state is required to keep a record of all the official acts of the legislative and executive branches of Wisconsin's government. The secretary is also the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin and affixes it to the official acts of the governor. Additionally, the secretary of state publishes the state laws, files oaths of office, registers trademarks, files deeds for state lands, preserves the original copies of laws, files incorporation papers and other documents for cities and villages, and issues notary authentications.
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The secretary of state is the second in the order of succession of the governor of Wisconsin; under the current terms of the [[Wisconsin Constitution|state constitution]], if the governor dies, resigns or is removed from office and the office of the [[Lieutenant Governor|lieutenant governor]] is vacant, the secretary of state becomes governor, whereas in the vacancy of the lieutenant governorship and the absence from the state, impeachment or inability to serve due to illness, the secretary of state merely becomes acting governor. These terms came into effect with an amendment to the constitution in 1979; originally, in all of these events, the secretary of state simply became acting governor.
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==Contact Information==
 
==Contact Information==
 
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'''Capitol Address:'''<br>
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Post Office Box 7848<br>
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Madison, WI 53707-7848<br>
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'''Phone:''' (608) 266-8888 (ext 2)<br>
 
'''Phone:''' (608) 266-8888 (ext 2)<br>
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[[Category:Wisconsin state executive offices]]
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[[Category:Offices of the American secretaries of state]]

Revision as of 13:01, 25 August 2011

Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Executives
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The Wisconsin Secretary of State is an elected executive official in the Wisconsin state government.

Current officeholder

The current secretary of state is Douglas Lafollette.

Authority

Qualifications

While the Wisconsin Constitution does not specify the qualification for the Office of Secretary of State, the secretary is second in line of succession to the governorship. The governor must be a United States citizen and qualified elector in Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Constitution, Article V § 2)

Elections

Vacancies

Duties

The secretary of state is required to keep a record of all the official acts of the legislative and executive branches of Wisconsin's government. The secretary is also the keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin and affixes it to the official acts of the governor. Additionally, the secretary of state publishes the state laws, files oaths of office, registers trademarks, files deeds for state lands, preserves the original copies of laws, files incorporation papers and other documents for cities and villages, and issues notary authentications.

The secretary of state is the second in the order of succession of the governor of Wisconsin; under the current terms of the state constitution, if the governor dies, resigns or is removed from office and the office of the lieutenant governor is vacant, the secretary of state becomes governor, whereas in the vacancy of the lieutenant governorship and the absence from the state, impeachment or inability to serve due to illness, the secretary of state merely becomes acting governor. These terms came into effect with an amendment to the constitution in 1979; originally, in all of these events, the secretary of state simply became acting governor.

Divisions of the office

Compensation

Former officeholders

Contact Information

Wisconsin


Phone: (608) 266-8888 (ext 2)
Fax: (608) 266-3159
E-mail: statesec@sos.state.wi.us

See also

External links

References