Wisconsin state legislative districts

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There are a total of 132 seats in the Wisconsin State Legislature. Approximately one half of the 33 seats in the Wisconsin State Senate are up for election every two years. All 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The Wisconsin State Senate is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature. There are 33 state senators from 33 state senate districts. Each member represents an average of 172,333 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1]

House

The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, the state legislature of Wisconsin. 99 members serve in the State House of Representatives and all members are up for election every two years. Each member represents an average of 57,444 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1]

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Qualifications

Section 6 of Article 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution states, "No person shall be eligible to the legislature who shall not have resided one year within the state, and be a qualified elector in the district which he may be chosen to represent."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
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In the event of a vacancy in the senate, the Governor must call for a special election when allowed by law.[2] Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election.[3] If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.[4]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Wisconsin Legislature are paid $49,943/year. Legislators receive a maximum of $88/day per diem, set by the compensation commission. Based on the maximum, the leadership of each house determines what amount to authorize for each session.[5]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Senators are elected for four-year terms with no term limits. Half of the senate is up for election every two years.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Wisconsin State Senate.

Qualifications

Section 6 of Article 4 of the Wisconsin Constitution states, "No person shall be eligible to the legislature who shall not have resided one year within the state, and be a qualified elector in the district which he may be chosen to represent."

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
How Vacancies are filled in State Legislatures
NevadaMassachusettsColoradoNew MexicoWyomingArizonaMontanaCaliforniaOregonWashingtonIdahoTexasOklahomaKansasNebraskaSouth DakotaNorth DakotaMinnesotaIowaMissouriArkansasLouisianaMississippiAlabamaGeorgiaFloridaSouth CarolinaIllinoisWisconsinTennesseeNorth CarolinaIndianaOhioKentuckyPennsylvaniaNew JerseyNew YorkVermontVermontNew HampshireMaineWest VirginiaVirginiaMarylandMarylandConnecticutConnecticutDelawareDelawareRhode IslandRhode IslandMassachusettsNew HampshireMichiganMichiganAlaskaVacancy fulfillment map.png

In the event of a vacancy in the assembly, the Governor must call for a special election when allowed by law.[6] Special elections to fill legislative vacancies cannot be held after February 1st preceding a spring election or September 1st preceding a fall election.[7] If the vacancy happens before May 15th, the Governor must fill the vacancy as soon as possible.[8]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Wisconsin Legislature are paid $49,943/year. Legislators receive a maximum of $88/day per diem, set by the compensation commission. Based on the maximum, the leadership of each house determines what amount to authorize for each session.[9]

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Members of the Assembly are elected for two-year terms with no term limits.

Districts

These are links to every district in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

See also

External links

References