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{{Wisconsin SEO infobox}}{{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.
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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.
  
 
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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==
 
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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]].
 
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]].
 
==Former officeholders==
 
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==Contact Information==
 
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*[http://www.sos.state.wi.us/ Office of the Wisconsin Secretary of State]
 
*[http://www.sos.state.wi.us/ Office of the Wisconsin Secretary of State]
  

Revision as of 13:18, 3 April 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
Other Wisconsin Executive Offices
GovernorLieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerAuditorSuperintendent of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerNatural Resources CommissionerLabor CommissionerPublic Service Commission
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 Lafollette.

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.

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.

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]

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.

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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