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State Candidates

Getting on the Ballot

Candidates for state offices must file ballot access forms with the Government Accountability Board.  The forms are all available from the Board's web site.  Click the heading below for a page with the appropriate forms and documents.

There are important residency requirements for state candidates.  Please review the Wisconsin Candidate Eligibility rules.

Partisan Ballot Access Documents

Unless noted, these offices are elected in the Fall General Election and officials serve a four-year term starting the first Monday of January. A candidate must be a qualified elector of the state at the time of taking office. Elections for these offices are in 2014, 2018 and 2022.

  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor:
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • State Treasurer
  • Legislative office
    • Representative to the Assembly is elected in the Fall General Election and serves a 2-year term starting the first Monday of January. Candidates must be a resident for one year within the state and a qualified elector of the district at the time of taking office.
    • State Senator must be a resident for one year within the state and a qualified elector of the district at the time of taking office.
  • District Attorney

Non-Partisan Ballot Access Documents

  • State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals Judge
  • Circuit Court Judge