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Party Ballot Order for 2011-2012 Elections

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Priority: 
Medium Priority
Date: 
December 6, 2010
To: 
Wisconsin County Clerks
To: 
Milwaukee County Election Commission
From: 
Diane Lowe, Lead Elections Specialist, Government Accountability Board
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Listed below is the ballot order for parties which at this time qualify for a separate ballot for the partisan primary and a separate column for the general election for all 2011 and 2012 partisan offices. 

Ballot order is determined by the highest number of votes received by the highest office in the last general election.  For 2011 and 2012, every recognized political party listed on the official ballot at the last general election (November 2010) whose candidate for governor received at least one percent of the total votes cast for governor shall have a separate primary ballot. 

If a recognized political party did not have a gubernatorial candidate or their gubernatorial candidate did not receive at least one percent of the total votes cast, that party will have a separate ballot if one of their candidates received at least one percent of the total votes cast for a statewide office at the 2010 gubernatorial election. 

By June 1, 2012, other political parties may petition for ballot status for the 2012 partisan election.  §§.5.62(1)(a), (b), (2), 5.64(1)(b), Wis. Stats.

PARTY BALLOT ORDER FOR 2011-2012 PARTISAN ELECTIONS:

  • REP -    Republican
  • DEM -    Democratic
  • CON -    Constitution
  • IND -    Independent

If you have any questions regarding ballot issues for the 2011 and 2012 partisan primary ballot, please contact me at 608-266-3276 (diane.lowe@wi.gov).