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UPCOMING DATES
April 4, 2017
Wisconsin : Spring Election
February 20, 2018
Wisconsin : Primary Election Day
August 14, 2018
Wisconsin : Partisan Primary for the November 6, 2018 General Election.
November 6, 2018
Wisconsin : General Election.

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DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT Wisconsin

Wisconsin earned the nickname “Badger State,” not because of its proliferation of badgers, but because its earliest white inhabitants were itinerant lead miners who burrowed into the hills for shelter rather than waste time and resources on a more permanent structure.

Enraged by the recent passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Alvan Bovay convened a meeting at a schoolhouse in Ripon to create a new political party that would defend against the expansion of slavery. It was during this meeting, on March 20, 1854, that the Republican Party was established.

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The first dairy school in the United States was established at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1890. Although only two students attended the first class, enrollment jumped to 75 within a year after Professor Stephen Babcock developed a test that measured the butterfat content of milk. The “Babcock test” provided an incentive to produce high quality milk and allowed farmers to be paid accordingly.

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In 1911, Victor Berger became the first Socialist elected to Congress. After winning election again in 1918, the House of Representatives refused to seat him due to an unresolved legal battle involving his outspoken condemnation of U.S. involvement in World War I. By 1921 the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled in his favor and the charges against him were dismissed.

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Each year Milwaukee hosts an 11-day event dubbed the “World’s Largest Music Festival,” which features more than 700 bands on 11 stages along the shore of Lake Michigan. Created by mayor Henry Maier in 1968, Summerfest attracts around one million attendees.

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In 2011, Wisconsin’s more than 1.2 billion dairy cows produced over three billion gallons of milk.

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In October 1871, Wisconsin was the site of the most destructive forest fire in American history: Twelve hundred people were killed and 2 billion trees burned in what became known as theGreat Peshtigo Fire.

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Wisconsin has more lakes than Minnesota, the “land of 10,000 lakes.”

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State of Wisconsin Quick Facts
  • Current Population:5,771,337
  • Voter Registration Deadline: Election day
  • Election Day Voter Registration: Yes
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 10
  • Congressional Districts: 8
  • Date of Statehood: May 29, 1848
  • Size: 65,496 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Badger State
  • Tree: Sugar Maple
  • Flower: Wood Violet
  • Bird: Robin
Registered Voters

Total: 3,492,577

Voting And Elections

Am I eligible To Vote in Wisconsin?

Most States require citizens to be registered in order to vote. Make sure you understand the voter registration requirements in the state of Wisconsin.

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  • Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?
    WISCONSIN : Yes

    Wisconsin allows you to register to vote at the polling place in your election district or an alternate polling place on Election Day if you provide identification and proof of residence.You can also register in person at the municipal clerk's office up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election, provided you sign a registration form and present proof of residence.

    If My Address Has Changed Do I Need To Re-register To Vote?

    When you register to vote, your voter registration is linked to your residential address. When registered voters move, they are supposed to update their registration records with election officials before voting

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  • How Do I Register To Vote in Wisconsin?
    Voter registration is a means of determining the candidates and issues for which each voter is eligible to vote. Most states require voters to register to vote a certain number of days before Election Day. Voter Registration also protects the integrity of the ballot box by preventing voting in multiple jurisdictions.

    To register to vote inthe state of Wisconsin, voters have the following options :

    In Person

    You can also register in-person at your local municipal clerk's office

    Online

    You can start the registration process using these website

    Can I Take Time Off For Voting?

    Employees are entitled to up to 3 hours leave to vote. The employee must request leave before Election Day. Pay can be deducted for time lost. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.

    Wisconsin State Government

    Wisconsin Constitution

    PREAMBLE

    We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings, form a more perfect government, insure domestic tranquility and promote the general welfare, do establish this constitution.

    All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

    The Executive Branch
    The Wisconsin State Capitol

    Executive Power

    The executive power shall be vested in a governor who shall hold office for 4 years; a lieutenant governor shall be elected at the same time and for the same term.

    Wisconsin Executive Offices
  • The Governor (Elected)
  • The Lieutenant Governor (Elected)
  • The Attorney General (Elected)
  • The Secretary Of State (Elected)
  • The Treasurer (Elected)
  • Legislative Branch
    The Wisconsin State Capitol

    Legislative Power

    The legislative power shall be vested in a senate and assembly.

    The number of the members of the assembly shall never be less than fifty-four nor more than one hundred.

    The senate shall consist of a number not more than one-third nor less than one-fourth of the number of the members of the assembly.

    Judicial Branch
    The Wisconsin State Capitol

    Judicial Power

    The seven justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    16 judges of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals

    241 judges of the Wisconsin Circuit Courts are elected in nonpartisan elections

    Wisconsin Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(99)
    (35)(64)
    State Senators(33)
    (13)(20)
    US Representatives(8)
    (3)(5)
    US Senators(2)
    (1)(1)
    State Executives
    Governor
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    State Officials Terms, Authority,Salary, and Qualitications

    Wisconsin Executive Offices
    The Governor
    Authority

    The governor shall be commander in chief of the military and naval forces of the state. He shall have power to convene the legislature on extraordinary occasions, and in case of invasion, or danger from the prevalence of contagious disease at the seat of government, he may convene them at any other suitable place within the state.

    Qualifications

    No person except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of the state shall be eligible to the office of governor or lieutenant governor.

    Election

    The governor and lieutenant governor shall be elected by the qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislature.

    Term of Office

    The governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality.

    Limit on Tenure

    Has no term limit.

    Salary

    $147,328

    Qualification age

    The Lieutenant Governor
    Authority

    Upon the governor's death, resignation or removal from office, the lieutenant governor shall become governor for the balance of the unexpired term.

    Qualifications

    No person except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of the state shall be eligible to the office of governor or lieutenant governor.

    Election

    The governor and lieutenant governor shall be elected by the qualified electors of the state at the times and places of choosing members of the legislature.

    Term of Office

    The lieutenant governor is popularly elected every four years by a plurality.

    Limit on Tenure

    Has no term limit.

    Salary

    $77,795

    Qualification age

    The Attorney General
    Authority

    The department of justice provides legal advice and representation for various state officers and agencies in civil cases and criminal cases in the state's appellate courts.

    Qualifications

    There are no formal qualifications to hold this office.

    Election

    The qualified electors of this state, at the times and places of choosing the members of the legislature, shall in 1970 and every 4 years thereafter elect a secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general who shall hold their offices for 4 years.

    Term of Office

    4-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $142,966

    Qualification age

    The Secretary Of State
    Authority

    The secretary of state shall keep a fair record of the official acts of the legislature and executive department of the state, and shall, when required, lay the same and all matters relative thereto before either branch of the legislature.

    Qualifications

    While the Wisconsin Constitution does not specify the qualification for the Office of secretary of state.

    Election

    The qualified electors of this state, at the times and places of choosing the members of the legislature, shall in 1970 and every 4 years thereafter elect a secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general who shall hold their offices for 4 years.

    Term of Office

    4-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $69,936

    Qualification age

    The Treasurer
    Authority

    The Wisconsin Treasurer serves as the chief banking officer of the state. They are responsible for managing the unclaimed property program, college savings program, and a local government investment funds pool.

    Qualifications

    Election

    The qualified electors of this state, at the times and places of choosing the members of the legislature, shall in 1970 and every 4 years thereafter elect a secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general who shall hold their offices for 4 years.

    Term of Office

    4-year term.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $69,936

    Qualification age

    Wisconsin State Congress
    The State House
    Authority

    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer of the body and is elected by its membership. Duties of the speaker include appointing members to legislative committees, authenticating acts, orders, and proceedings of the Assembly, and supervising all other officers of the Assembly. In the absence of the Speaker, the Speaker Pro Tempore assumes all duties of the position.

    Qualifications

    "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."

    Election

    The senators shall be elected by single districts of convenient contiguous territory, at the same time and in the same manner as members of the assembly are required to be chosen; and no assembly district shall be divided in the formation of a senate district.

    Term of Office

    All members are up for election every two years.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limit.

    Salary

    $50,950/year + per diem

    Qualification age

    The State Senate
    Authority

    The Senate, by roll call vote, elects a member to serve as President of the Senate and one to serve as President pro tempore. They serve for the duration of the biennial session.

    Qualifications

    "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."

    Election

    The senators shall be elected by single districts of convenient contiguous territory, at the same time and in the same manner as members of the assembly are required to be chosen; and no assembly district shall be divided in the formation of a senate district.

    Term of Office

    Senators are elected for four-year terms.

    Limit on Tenure

    No term limits.

    Salary

    $50,950/year + per diem

    Qualification age

    Wisconsin State Courts
    The Supreme Court
    Authority

    The court has jurisdiction over all other Wisconsin courts and can also hear original actions

    Qualifications

    To be eligible for the office of supreme court justice or judge of any court of record, a person must be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state and have been so licensed for 5 years immediately prior to election or appointment. (2) Unless assigned temporary service under subsection (3), no person may serve as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years, which the legislature shall prescribe by law. (3) A person who has served as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record may, as provided by law, serve as a judge of any court of record except the supreme court on a temporary basis if assigned by the chief justice of the supreme court

    Election

    The court is composed of seven justices who are elected to 10-year terms in statewide, nonpartisan elections.

    Term of Office

    Justices shall be elected for 10-year terms of office commencing with the August 1 next succeeding the election.

    Limit on Tenure

    Chief salary

    $154,000

    Associates salary

    $146,000

    Qualification age

    judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years

    The Superior Court
    Authority

    The Wisconsin constitution confers the circuit courts with original jurisdiction in all matters civil and criminal, in addition to appellate jurisdiction as granted by the legislature.

    Qualifications

    To be eligible for the office of supreme court justice or judge of any court of record, a person must be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state and have been so licensed for 5 years immediately prior to election or appointment. (2) Unless assigned temporary service under subsection (3), no person may serve as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years, which the legislature shall prescribe by law. (3) A person who has served as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record may, as provided by law, serve as a judge of any court of record except the supreme court on a temporary basis if assigned by the chief justice of the supreme court

    Election

    Term of Office

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    Qualification age

    judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years

    The Court of Appeals
    Authority

    The primary function of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals is to correct errors from Circuit Court cases. Court of appeals opinions become binding precedent unless the Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules them

    Qualifications

    To be eligible for the office of supreme court justice or judge of any court of record, a person must be an attorney licensed to practice law in this state and have been so licensed for 5 years immediately prior to election or appointment. (2) Unless assigned temporary service under subsection (3), no person may serve as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years, which the legislature shall prescribe by law. (3) A person who has served as a supreme court justice or judge of a court of record may, as provided by law, serve as a judge of any court of record except the supreme court on a temporary basis if assigned by the chief justice of the supreme court

    Election

    The judges are elected to six-year terms in district-wide, nonpartisan April elections

    Term of Office

    new appointee is required to stand for election to a full six-year term the following spring

    Limit on Tenure

    Salary

    $139,059

    Qualification age

    judge of a court of record beyond the July 31 following the date on which such person attains that age, of not less than 70 years

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