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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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|State = Wisconsin
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|Office= Secretary of State
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|Office type =  Partisan
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|Image = Seal of Wisconsin.svg.png
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|Office website = http://www.sos.state.wi.us/
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|Budget = 513600
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|Budget year = 2013
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|Seats =
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|Term limits = None
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|Length of term = 4 years
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|Authority =Wisconsin State Code, Chapter 14.36
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|Selected =  Elected
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|Chair =
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|Current officeholder = Douglas La Follette
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|Partisan = Democratic
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|Officeholder image = Doug LaFollette.jpg
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|Assumed office =  1983
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|Compensation = 68,556
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|Next election =[[Wisconsin secretary of state election, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Last election=[[Wisconsin Secretary of State election, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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|Other offices = [[Wisconsin Governor|Governor]] • [[Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin|Lieutenant Governor]]  •  [[Wisconsin Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] • [[Wisconsin Attorney General|Attorney General]]  •  [[Wisconsin Treasurer|Treasurer]] • [[Wisconsin Auditor|Auditor]]  •  [[Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Education]] •  [[Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection|Agriculture Commissioner]]  •  [[Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance|Insurance Commissioner]] • [[Wisconsin Secretary of Natural Resources|Natural Resources Commissioner]] • [[Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development|Labor Commissioner]] • [[Wisconsin Chairperson of Public Service Commission|Public Service Commission]]
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}}{{tnr}}The '''Wisconsin Secretary of State''' is an elected executive official in the [[Wisconsin]] state government. The [[Secretary of State|secretary]] keeps a record of all official acts of the legislature and executive department of the state.
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current [[Secretary of State|secretary of state]] is [[Douglas Lafollette]].
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The current [[Secretary of State|secretary of state]] is [[Douglas Lafollette|Douglas La Follette]].
  
 
==Authority==
 
==Authority==
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'''Chapter 14.36:'''
 
'''Chapter 14.36:'''
  
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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>
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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.  Under [[Article V, Wisconsin Constitution#Section 2|Article 5]] of the [[Wisconsin Constitution|state constitution]], the [[Wisconsin Governor|governor]] must be a United States citizen and qualified elector in [[Wisconsin]].
 
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==Elections==
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According to [[Article VI, Wisconsin Constitution|Article 6]] of the [[Wisconsin Constitution|state constitution]], the secretary of state is elected every four years, in mid-term election years, to a four-year term. In Wisconsin, the secretary of state is elected in 2010, 2014, and 2018.
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==Vacancies==
 
==Vacancies==
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<u>Chapter 14.38 - Duties. The secretary of state shall</u>:
 
<u>Chapter 14.38 - Duties. The secretary of state shall</u>:
#'''Record executive acts.''' Keep a record of the official acts of the executive department and, when required, lay the same and all matters relative thereto before either house of the legislature.<ref name=duty>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/Stat0014.pdf ''Wisconsin state code,'' "Chapter 14: Constitutional Offices and Interstate Bodies (page 6)," accessed August 25, 2011]</ref>
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#Record executive acts.
#'''Affix great seal; register commissions.''' Affix the great seal to and countersign all commissions issued and other official acts done by the governor, the governor's approbation of the laws excepted; and make a register of such commissions in a book provided by the governor therefor, specifying the person to whom issued, the office conferred, and the date and term of the commission.<ref name=duty/>
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#Affix great seal; register commissions.
#'''Have custody of books, records, etc.''' Have the custody of all books, records, deeds, bonds, parchments, maps, papers and other articles and effects belonging to the state, deposited or kept in the secretary of state's office, and make such provision for the arrangement and preservation thereof as is necessary, and keep the same, together with all accounts and transactions of the office open at all times to the inspection and examination of the governor or any committee of either or both houses of the legislature.<ref name=duty/>
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#Have custody of books, records, etc.
#'''Biennial report.''' Report biennially in accordance with s. 15.04 (1) (d) all matters pertaining to the office and, when required, furnish the governor or either house of the legislature, in writing, any information relative to the performance of the duties of the office.<ref name=duty/>
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#Biennial report.
#'''Keep enrolled laws, etc.''' Safely keep all enrolled laws and resolutions, and not permit any of them to be taken out of the secretary of state's office or inspected except in the presence of the secretary of state, unless by order of the governor or by resolution of one or both houses of the legislature. For any violation of this subsection the secretary of state shall forfeit the sum of $100.<ref name=duty/>
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#Keep enrolled laws, etc.
#'''Compile original laws and resolutions.''' Cause the original laws enacted and joint resolutions adopted at each session of the legislature, together with the index containing the titles of the same, to be bound in suitable volumes in a substantial manner, and in the order in which they are enacted or adopted, with the title thereof and the session at which they are enacted or adopted to be written or printed on the spine of the volumes.<ref name=duty/>
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#Compile original laws and resolutions.
#'''Record fees.''' Keep a record of all fees received by the office and include a summary of such record in the biennial report under s. 15.04 (1) (d).<ref name=duty/>
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#Record fees.
#'''Furnish certified copies; fees.''' Make a copy of any law, resolution, deed, bond, record, document or paper deposited or kept in his or her office, upon request therefor, attach thereto his or her certificate, with the greater or lesser seal affixed, and collect therefor 50 cents per page and $5 for such certificate; if a copy is not to be certified and if the reproduction is performed by the office of the secretary of state, then collect a fee to cover the actual and necessary cost of reproduction and actual and necessary cost of transcription required to produce the copy or $2, whichever is greater; also to record any document authorized or required by law to be recorded in his or her office, and to charge therefor a fee of $1 per page. The fee for certified copies and for certificates as to results of searches of the records and files of his or her office, when a printed form is used, shall be $5, but when a specially prepared form is required the fee shall be $10. Telegraphic reports as to results of record searches shall be $5 plus the cost of the telegram. The secretary of state shall charge and collect for preparing any record or certificate under this subsection in an expeditious manner, an expedited service fee of $25 in addition to the fee otherwise required under this subsection.<ref name=duty/>
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#Furnish certified copies; fees.
#'''Signatures.''' Receive and file the signature and an impression of the official seal or rubber stamp of all county clerks and registers of deeds, and upon request certify to the authenticity of that signature and official seal or rubber stamp and charge therefor the statutory fee.<ref name=duty/>
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#Notices of proposed constitutional amendments and enactments.<ref name=duty>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/Stat0014.pdf ''Wisconsin state code,'' "Chapter 14: Constitutional Offices and Interstate Bodies (page 6)," accessed August 25, 2011]</ref>
  
==Divisions of the office==
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==Elections==
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According to [[Article VI, Wisconsin Constitution|Article 6]] of the [[Wisconsin Constitution|state constitution]], the secretary of state is elected every four years, in mid-term election years, to a four-year term. In Wisconsin, the secretary of state is elected in 2010, 2014, and 2018.
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===Full History===
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|Office =Wisconsin Secretary of State
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|earliest year =2002
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<big>'''2010'''</big>
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|date = November 2, 2010
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|pronoun = He
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|new =No
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|year =  2010
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|Office=  Wisconsin Secretary of State
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|party1=  Democratic
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|winner1 = [[Douglas La Follette]]
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|losers = [[David D. King]]
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|votes1 = 1074118
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|Inc1 = Y
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|party2=Republican
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|candidate2 = [[David D. King]]
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|votes2 = 1005217
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|party3=-
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|candidate3 = ''Scattering''
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|votes3 = 1863
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|ref = [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/percent%20results%20post%20recount_120710.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]
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<big>'''2006'''</big>
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|date = November 7, 2006
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|pronoun = He
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|new =No
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|year =  2010
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|Office=  Wisconsin Secretary of State
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|party1=  Democratic
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|winner1 = [[Douglas La Follette]]
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|losers = Sandy Sullivan (R) and  Michael LaForest (G)
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|votes1 =  1184720
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|Inc1 = Y
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|party2= Democratic
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|candidate2 =  Sandy Sullivan
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|votes2 =  796686
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|party3= Green
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|candidate3 = Michael LaForest
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|votes3 = 92587
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|party4=-
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|candidate4=''Scattering''
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|votes4=1412
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|ref = [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/2006_FallElection_Results_Summary_0.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]
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<big>'''2002'''</big>
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|date = November 5, 2002
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|pronoun = He
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|new =No
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|year =  2010
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|Office=  Wisconsin Secretary of State
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|party1=  Democratic
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|winner1 = [[Douglas La Follette]]
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|losers = Robert Gerald Lorge (R) and Edward J. Frami (C)
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|votes1 = 950929
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|Inc1 = Y
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|party2= Republican
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|candidate2 = Robert Gerald Lorge
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|votes2 = 693476
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|party3= Constitution
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|candidate3 = Edward J. Frami
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|votes3 = 34750
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|party4=-
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|candidate4=''Scattering''
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|votes4=1009
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|ref = [http://gab.wi.gov/sites/default/files/elec02F_results.pdf Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]
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==Divisions==
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There are two divisions within the office of the secretary:
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*Government Records Division
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*Administrative Services Division
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==State budget==
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The budget for the Secretary of State's Office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $513,600.<ref> [http://www.doa.state.wi.us/debf/docview.asp?budid=96 ''Wisconsin Department of Administration,'' "2013-15 Executive Budget - Office of the Secretary of State,"  accessed April 3, 2013] </ref>
  
 
==Compensation==
 
==Compensation==
In 2010, the Wisconsin Attorney General was paid an estimated $65,079 according to the [[Council of State Governments]].<ref>[http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/system/files/Table_4.11.pdf ''The Council of State Governments'',"The Book of States 2010 Table 4.11," retrieved June 7, 2011]</ref>
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::''See also: [[Compensation of state executive officers]]''
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In 2012, the Wisconsin Secretary of State was paid an estimated [[Compensation of state executive officers|$68,556]]. This figure comes from the [[Council of State Governments]].
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==Historical officeholders==
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There have been 31 Wisconsin Secretaries of State since 1848. Of the 31 officeholders, 20 were Republican, 10 were Democrat and 1 was Progressive.<ref>[http://legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/bb/07bb/pdf/691-739.pdf ''Wisconsin Blue Book 2007-2008,'' "Statistical Information on Wisconsin: History," accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>
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! colspan="6" style="background-color:#008000; color: white;" |List of Former Officeholders from 1848-Present
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! Name
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! Tenure
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! Party
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| 1|| Thomas McHugh || 1848-1850 ||{{blue dot}}
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|-
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| 2|| William A. Barstow || 1850-1852 ||{{blue dot}}
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|-
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| 3|| Charles D. Robinson || 1852-1854 ||{{blue dot}}
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|-
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| 4|| Alexander T. Gray || 1854-1856 ||{{blue dot}}
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|-
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| 5|| David W. Jones || 1856-1860 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 6|| Lewis P. Harvey || 1860-1862 ||{{red dot}}
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| 7|| James T. Lewis || 1862-1864 ||{{red dot}}
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| 8|| Lucius Fairchild || 1864-1866 ||{{red dot}}
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| 9|| Thomas S. Allen || 1866-1870 ||{{red dot}}
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| 10|| Llywelyn Breese || 1870-1874 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 11|| Peter Doyle || 1874-1878 ||{{blue dot}}
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|-
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| 12|| Hans B. Warner || 1878-1882 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 13|| Ernst G. Timme || 1882-1891 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 14|| Thomas J. Cunningham || 1891-1895 ||{{blue dot}}
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|-
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| 15|| Henry Casson || 1895-1899 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 16|| William H. Froehlich || 1899-1903 ||{{red dot}}
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| 17|| Walter L. Houser || 1903-1907 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 18|| James A. Frear || 1907-1913 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 19|| John S. Donald || 1913-1917 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 20|| Merlin Hull || 1917-1921 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 21|| Elmer S. Hall || 1921-1923 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 22|| Fred R. Zimmerman || 1923-1927 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 23|| Theodore Dammann || 1927-1935 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 24|| Theodore Dammann || 1935-1939 ||Progressive
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| 25|| Fred R. Zimmerman ||1939-1954 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 26|| Louis Allis ||1954-1955 ||{{red dot}}
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|-
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| 27|| Mrs. Glenn M. Wise ||1955-1957 ||{{red dot}}
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| 28|| Robert C. Zimmerman || 1957-1975 ||{{red dot}}
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| 29|| Douglas J. La Follette || 1975-1979 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 30|| Mrs. Vel R. Phillips || 1979-1983 ||{{blue dot}}
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| 31|| [[Douglas La Follette]]||1983-present||{{blue dot}}
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==Recent news==
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==Former officeholders==
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==Contact Information==
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==Contact information==
 
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'''Wisconsin Secretary of State'''<br>
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30 W. Mifflin, 10th Floor<br>
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Madison, WI 53703<br>
  
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<u>Mailing address:</u><br>
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P.O. Box 7848<br>
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Madison, WI 53707-7848<br>
  
 
'''Phone:''' (608) 266-8888 (ext 2)<br>
 
'''Phone:''' (608) 266-8888 (ext 2)<br>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.sos.state.wi.us/ ''Office of the Wisconsin Secretary of State'']
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*[http://www.sos.state.wi.us/ Office of the Wisconsin Secretary of State]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 13:22, 9 September 2013

Wisconsin Secretary of State
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $513,600
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Wisconsin State Code, Chapter 14.36
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Doug LaFollette.jpg
Name:  Douglas La Follette
Officeholder Party:  Democratic
Assumed office:  1983
Compensation:  $68,556
Elections
Next election:  November 4, 2014
Last election:  November 2, 2010
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The Wisconsin Secretary of State is an elected executive official in the Wisconsin state government. The secretary keeps a record of all official acts of the legislature and executive department of the state.

Current officeholder

The current secretary of state is Douglas La Follette.

Authority

The secretary of state's office is authorized by Chapter 14.36 of the Wisconsin state code.[1]

Chapter 14.36:

Office of secretary of state; creation. There is created an office of the secretary of state under the direction and supervision of the secretary of state.

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. Under Article 5 of the state constitution, the governor must be a United States citizen and qualified elector in Wisconsin.

Vacancies

Chapter 17.19(4) of the Wisconsin state code addresses vacancies in the office of secretary of state. In the event of a vacancy for any reason, the governor shall appoint a successor to serve until a special election can be held. If no such election is held, the appointee holds office for the remainder of the unexpired term. [2]

Duties

Article 6 of the state constitution requires the secretary of state to keep a fair record of the official acts of the legislature and executive department of the state.

The specific duties of the attorney general are outlined in Chapter 14.38 of the Wisconsin state code.

Chapter 14.38 - Duties. The secretary of state shall:

  1. Record executive acts.
  2. Affix great seal; register commissions.
  3. Have custody of books, records, etc.
  4. Biennial report.
  5. Keep enrolled laws, etc.
  6. Compile original laws and resolutions.
  7. Record fees.
  8. Furnish certified copies; fees.
  9. Notices of proposed constitutional amendments and enactments.[3]

Elections

According to Article 6 of the state constitution, the secretary of state is elected every four years, in mid-term election years, to a four-year term. In Wisconsin, the secretary of state is elected in 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Full History


Divisions

There are two divisions within the office of the secretary:

  • Government Records Division
  • Administrative Services Division

State budget

The budget for the Secretary of State's Office in Fiscal Year 2013 was $513,600.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Wisconsin Secretary of State was paid an estimated $68,556. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

There have been 31 Wisconsin Secretaries of State since 1848. Of the 31 officeholders, 20 were Republican, 10 were Democrat and 1 was Progressive.[5]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Wisconsin + "Secretary of State" + "La Follette

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

"Secretary+of+State"+"La+Follette"&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss Wisconsin Secretary of State News Feed

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Contact information

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Secretary of State
30 W. Mifflin, 10th Floor
Madison, WI 53703

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7848
Madison, WI 53707-7848

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

See also

External links

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