MADISON, WI – The deadline for candidates in the May 8 and June 5 recall elections to file nomination papers and declarations of candidacy is 5 p.m. today.
The Government Accountability Board staff is processing all the paperwork filed today with a plan to complete our review of the petitions this evening. To view a list of which candidates have filed, please visit our website: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/2012/recall/may-8-june-5. We will be updating the website throughout the evening.
Candidates who have filed paperwork will have dates in the columns for each of the documents required to be filed. Candidates who have filed nominating petitions will be listed as having “0” valid signatures until staff has finished reviewing the petitions. A listing of “0” signatures should not be construed as the candidate having filed insufficient signatures.
The deadline for filing a Statement of Economic Interests is 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13. After that deadline, the staff will certify the list of candidates.
Incumbents being recalled are not required to file nomination papers. Under state law, their names are automatically on the ballot unless they resigned by Monday, April 9. Only one recalled official, Senator Pam Galloway (R-29) has resigned.
The deadline for filing challenges to nominating petitions is also 4:30 p.m. Friday. If challenges are filed, the Government Accountability Board will hold a public meeting early next week to consider those challenges.
Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887
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