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This page now contains information about upcoming and past Wisconsin state elections, including special elections and recall elections.

Election Results Have Moved: Click here for our new page of election results, including vote totals.

Statistics: Information about voter turnout, voter registration and election costs is located on the Statistics page.

Fall 2014 General Election

General Election: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

To find out who will be on your ballot, go to MyVote.WI.gov.

Statewide Transporation Fund Referendum

There will be a statewide referendum about creation of a Transportation Fund on the ballot.  The referendum is the result of 2013 Enrolled Joint Resolution 1, which is attached below. Click here for an explanation of the referendum.

Lists of Candidates and Referendum Quesitons

The most current lists of Candidates on the Ballot, Registered Write-in Candidates and referendum questions (2014 General Referendums) are attached below. The Excel spreadsheet below contains a list of all candidates for the 2014 General Election, with contact information based on their campaign committees and declaration of candidacy forms. Approved write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot but their votes will be tallied and listed separately on the canvass. 

Offices to be Elected

This election is for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Representative in Congress, State Senator (odd-numbered districts) Representatives to the Assembly (all districts).  County offices up for election are Sheriff, Clerk of Circuit Court and Coroner (where applicable).

Reporting Units and Polling Places

Attached below are three spreadsheets containing information about reporting units and polling places that may be helpful to news media covering the election and other interested groups who may be tracking election results.

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2014 GENERAL ELECTION Candidates on Ballot as of 09-05-2014.PDF101.13 KB
Certification of Independent Candidates for 11-4-2014.pdf18.13 KB
Offices to be Elected Fall 2014.pdf75.66 KB
2014 General Election Candidate Contact Information_SVRS and CFIS combined.xlsx81.53 KB
2014GeneralReferendums.xlsx35.68 KB
2013 Enrolled Joint Resolution 1.pdf29.17 KB
2014GeneralElection_ReportingUnits.xlsx151.09 KB
ReportingUnitsWithDistricts_2014General.xlsx200.02 KB
2014GeneralElectionPollingPlacesByWard_20141014.xlsx418.7 KB
Registered write-in candidates list (as of 10.24.14 115 pm)docx.pdf44.2 KB

Fall 2014 Primary Election

Partisan Primary: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.

NEW: PRIMARY RESULTS

Candidate Lists

The most current lists are attached below.  These lists reflect the ballot access decisions of the Government Accountability Board at its June 10, 2014 meeting.  

Spring 2015 Election

Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spring Election: Tuesday, April 7, 2015

State offices elected include Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge (District I and III), and Circuit Court Judge.

Notification of Non-Candidacy (GAB-163)

A list of incumbent officials who have filed a Notification of Non-Candidacy indicating that they will not seek reelection at the 2015 Spring Election will be attached below.  The list will be updated as notices are filed.  The deadline for filing is Friday, December 26, 2014.  

Deadlines for Getting on the Ballot

The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2014.  The deadline to file nomination papers and other ballot access documents is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Click here for more information about getting on the ballot.

 

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Notification of Noncandidacy List-Spring 2015 (10.3.14).pdf7.51 KB
Offices to be Elected_Spring 2015 (10.13.14).pdf10.04 KB

Spring 2014 Election

Spring Election: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

State offices elected included Court of Appeals Districts 1, 2 and 4; and Circuit Court.

Click here for official results.

Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Click here for official results.

Notification of Non-Candidacy (GAB-163)

A list of incumbent officials who have filed a Notification of Non-Candidacy indicating that they will not seek reelection at the 2014 Spring Election is attached below.  The list will be updated as notices are filed.  The deadline for filing is December 27, 2013.  As of December 27, one incumbent has filed a GAB-163.  All other incumbents have registered to run for the seats they currently hold.

Deadlines for Getting on the Ballot

The first day to circulate nomination papers was December 1, 2013.  The deadline to file nomination papers and other ballot access documents was 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. 

The Government Accountability Board certified candidates for the Spring Primary and Spring Election at the Board meeting on January 14, 2014.

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Amended Candidates on Ballot_04.01.2014 Spring Election (rev. 2.28.14). .PDF56.75 KB
Candidates on Ballot_04.01.2014 Spring Election (rev. 1.23.14). .PDF55.34 KB
Candidates on Ballot_02.18.2014 Spring Primary.PDF37.49 KB
Candidates Registered-04.01.2014 Spring Election (01.10.14 4pm).PDF59.61 KB
Notification of Noncandidacy List-Spring 2014-FINAL.pdf6.97 KB
Supplemental Nomination Paper Tracking 04.01.2014 Spring Election (as of 1.7.14 5pm).PDF69.55 KB
Nomination Paper Tracking 04.01.2014 Spring Election (as of 1.10.14 4pm).PDF84.17 KB
2014 Spring Election - Offices to be Elected (02.10.14).pdf10.65 KB
Muni & Multi Juris Judges who have filed SEI 2014 (as of 1.10.2014).xlsx25.14 KB
PollingPlaces_2014SpringPrimary.xlsx92.95 KB
2014_SpringElection_PollingPlaces.xlsx427.15 KB

2013 Assembly District 82 Special Election

The special election ordered by Governor Walker to fill a vacant seat in Assembly District 82 held by Rep. Jeff Stone has been completed.

Special Election: December 17, 2013.

For official election results, please click here

Click "Attachments" and see the "Candidates on the Ballot" attachment for information about the candidates.

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Candidates on Ballot_12.17.2013 Assm 82 Special Election.PDF30.68 KB
Candidates on Ballot_11.19.2013 Assm 82 Special Primary.PDF34.77 KB
Executive Order 118 10-15-2013.pdf275.08 KB
82nd Assembly special election candidates letter.pdf51.59 KB
Candidates Registered-12.17.2013 Assm 82 Special Election (10.25.13 FINAL).PDF36.05 KB

Spring 2013 Election

Election Day is Tuesday, April 2, 2013

In-person absentee (early) voting in your clerk's office is from March 18 to 29, 2013.

What's on the Ballot?

State offices to be elected: Everyone votes for Superintendent of Public Instruction and Supreme Court Justice.  Many parts of the state will vote for Court of Appeals and Circuit Court judges.  Click Candidates on Ballot attachement below for the full list.

Local offices to be elected: Many cities, villages and towns have elections for mayors, council members and board members. Many school districts have elections for school board members.  Visit MyVote.WI.gov for local races.

State Assembly District 98: There is a Special Election to fill a vacant State Assembly seat in Waukesha County, which is being held at the same time as the 2013 Spring Election.

Spring Primary: Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

The  G.A.B. certified primary results March 6, 2013. View Primary Results Here.

Please see the Notificiation of Noncandidacy list attached below for officeholders who are not seeking re-election.

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Candidates on Ballot_4.2.2013 spring election & Assembly 98 Special Election.PDF52.67 KB
Offices to be Elected @ 2013 Spring_FINAL.pdf7.73 KB
Notification of Noncandidacy List-Spring 2013 FINAL.pdf7.45 KB
Supplemental Nomination Paper Tracking 4.2.13 election (1.2.2013-710pm FINAL).PDF62.22 KB
Statement of Economic Interests - Muni Multi Juris Judges filed 2013.pdf (FINAL)63.4 KB
Candidates Registered-4.2.2013 Spring Election FINAL.PDF57.66 KB
Candidates on Ballot_2.19.2013 Primary.PDF42.23 KB

2013 Special Election for State Assembly District 98

On December 17, 2012, Governor Walker ordered a special election for State Assembly District 98 to be held on April 2, 2013. (Executive Order attached below.)

Map of State Assembly District 98 (external link to Wisconsin Legislature website)

The deadline for nomination papers was 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013. A list of candidates who registered for the election, and lists of candidates on the ballot for the primary and election are attached below.

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Order for Special Election Assembly District 98.pdf268.33 KB
Candidates Registered-4.2.2013 Assembly 98 Special Election.PDF36.65 KB
Candidates on Ballot_2.19.2013 Assembly 98 Special Primary.PDF35.92 KB
Candidates on Ballot_4.2.2013 Assembly 98 Special Election.PDF27.2 KB

Fall 2012 General Election

This General Election held Tuesday, November 6, 2012 was for President, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, even-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, all Wisconsin Assembly seats, and all District Attorneys.

Click Here for Official Election Results

Offices Up For Election in Fall 2012

See the "Candidates on Ballot" attachment below for a list of all candidates. 

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Candidates on Ballot_11.6.12 Election.PDF135.53 KB
2012 Presidential Electors -- Republican and Democratic.pdf117.46 KB
2012_PresidentialGeneralElection_PollingPlacesByWard.xlsx390.44 KB

Spring 2011 Election Cycle

Spring Election Results

Certified results from the April 5, 2011, non-partisan election for county Circuit Court Judge. Official recount results from the election for Supreme Court Justice and Sheboygan County Circuit Court Judge.

Spring Primary Election Results

Certified results from the February 15, 2011, non-partisan primary for Supreme Court Justice and for county Circuit Court Judge.

All Candidates Registered 

This PDF report will be updated regularly.  For up-to-the-minute information about who has registered, please use the Campaign Finance Information System.  Click on "View Registrants" to search.

All Offices up for Election

Lists the offices are up for election in 2011, along with the names of the incumbents.

Notification of Non-Candidacy

List of incumbents who have filed form GAB-163 stating that they are not running for re-election.

Fall 2010 Election Cycle

Election Results:

Recounts:

Offices up for Election

Lists the offices are up for election in 2010, along with the names of the incumbents.

Type A Notice of 2010 Fall General Election

Notification of Non-Candidacy

List of incumbents who have filed form GAB-163 stating that they are not running for re-election.

List of State Candidates

The official lists of which candidates have registered with the Government Accountability Board.

Recall Elections

Information about past Recall Elections.

2012 Recall Elections: Governor, Lt. Governor and State Senator

Recall primaries were held May 8 and recall elections were held June 5, 2012 for the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, and State Senators from Districts 13, 21, 23 and 29.

Recall Election Results

Click here for official election results, certified by the Board on June 27, 2012 and recount results, certified July 11, 2012.

A recount is complete in Senate District 21, and updated results have been posted.

July 12 / August 9, 2011 Recall Elections

On June 3, 2011, the Government Accountability Board ordered recall elections for July 12, 2011 in the following State Senate Districts:

District 2 -- Senator Robert Cowles.  Senator Cowles retained his seat.

District 8 -- Senator Alberta Darling.  Senator Darling retained her seat.

District 10 -- Senator Sheila Harsdorf.  Senator Harsdorf retained her seat.

District 14 -- Senator Luther Olsen.  Senator Olsen retained his seat.

July 19, August 16, 2011 Recall Elections

On June 10, 2011, the Government Accountability Board ordered recall elections in the following State Senate Districts:

District 12 -- Senator Jim Holperin

There was a primary in District 12 on July 19, 2011, and a recall election was held on August 16, 2011. Senator Holperin retained his seat.

District 22 -- Senator Robert Wirch

There was a primary in District 22 on July 19, 2011, and a recall election was held on August 16, 2011. Senator Wirch retained his seat.

Special Elections

Information about past Special Elections.

2013 Special Election for State Assembly District 98

On December 17, 2012, Governor Walker ordered a special election for State Assembly District 98 to be held on April 2, 2013. (Executive Order attached below.)

Map of State Assembly District 98 (external link to Wisconsin Legislature website)

2012 Special Election for State Senate District 33

On September 18, 2012, Governor Walker ordered a special election for State Senate District 33 to be held on December 4, 2012.

Map of State Senate District 33 (external link to Wisconsin Legislature website)

2011 Special Election for Assembly District 95

Governor Walker ordered a Special Election for November 8, 2011 to fill the vacant seat in Assembly District 95 in La Crosse County. 

Official Election Results

Official Primary Results

2011 Assembly District 48 Special Election

Governor Scott Walker on May 24 issued Executive Order # 31 for a Special Election to fill the vacancy in Assembly District 48.  The election was held August 9, 2011, with the primary held July 12, 2011.

Official results of the primary and the special election have been certified.

Spring 2011 Special Election Information

Election Dates:

  • April 5, 2011 -- Primary Special Election
  • May 3, 2011 -- Special Election

Offices to be Elected:

  • Assembly District 60
  • Assembly District 83
  • Assembly District 94

Special Election Results