This email includes information useful to you in preparing for the upcoming partisan primary and general election.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
The Type A Notice of Election contains all the state offices for the partisan primary on September 14, 2010, and the general election on November 2, 2010 and is posted on the G.A.B. website at the same location as this memo. The Type A Notice must be published by all county clerks on May 25, 2010. When a weekly newspaper is chosen for publication, the notice shall appear in the newspaper’s closest preceding issue.
It is not necessary for each county to publish all the information contained in the enclosed Type A Notice. The notice published by each county clerk lists the information regarding the statewide offices, all applicable congressional district offices for which an elector in the county may vote, all applicable legislative offices for which an elector in the county may vote, and all county partisan offices within your respective county. The notice must also include the statement about circulation and filing of nomination papers.
All county clerks are required to send the Type A Notice to each municipal clerk in their county no later than May 25, 2010. Municipal clerks are not required to publish the Type A Notice for the partisan primary and general election. Municipal clerks are required to certify to their county clerks the approximate number of electors in the municipality on July 1, 2010, to help the county clerks determine how many ballots to prepare for the fall election. §5.66 (1), Wis. Stats.
There are no constitutional amendments on the ballot this fall.
COUNTY CANDIDATE CHECKLISTS
County candidate checklists for ballot access (GABIS-16) and campaign finance (GABIS-17) requirements are located on the G.A.B. website, under “Candidate Checklists,” at the following link: http://elections.state.wi.us/category.asp?linkcatid=601&linkid=159&locid=47. These checklists were prepared
to assist county candidates in qualifying for ballot placement and meeting their campaign finance requirements. You may reproduce these checklists to give to your candidates along with the proper forms: Campaign Registration Statement (GAB-1 Rev. 12/2009), Nomination Paper for Partisan Office (GAB-168 Rev. 9/2009), and Declaration of Candidacy (GAB-162 Rev. 7/2009). Ballot access forms are located on the G.A.B. website, under “All Forms,” at the following link: http://elections.state.wi.us/category.asp?linkcatid=579&linkid=159&locid=47 Please insure that you are providing the most recent version of these forms to your candidates.
NOTIFICATION OF NONCANDIDACY
For the Fall 2010 Election, any incumbent officeholder who does not intend to seek re-election should file a Notification of Noncandidacy Form (GAB-163) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 2, 2010. (If your office is closed on Friday, July 2, due to the Fourth of July holiday, the noncandidacy deadline is the next business day.) The GAB-163 is located on the G.A.B. website, under “All Forms,” at the following link:
If an incumbent not seeking re-election does not file the notification by the deadline, and does not file ballot access papers by the required statutory deadline to seek re-election, the filing deadline will be extended an additional 72 hours for any other person wishing to run for that office. The deadline is not extended for the incumbent. If an incumbent not seeking re-election files the notification timely, the nomination paper deadline of July 13, 2010 is unchanged. If the incumbent decides to run for office after filing the notification, he or she can run for re-election by filing the appropriate ballot access papers by the normal deadline. We recommend that in early June you send this form, along with a short explanation, to all your incumbents.
If you have any questions concerning this memorandum, please contact an Elections Specialist at 608-266-8005 or firstname.lastname@example.org).