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Copyright www.flags.net/UNST.htm Wisconsin
Governor:1(Term Limit: None; 4-year term)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2000 Census:5,371,210 (1.90% of 281,998,273)
2004, 2008 Electors:10(1.86% of 538)
2002-2010 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
2010 Census:5,698,230 (1.84% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electors:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Madison
 

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Official Name/Status   All States
 The STATE of Wisconsin
 Status: STATE of the Union
 Organized as a Territory: 20 April 1836. 5 Stat. 10: effective, 3 July 1836; previously, part of Michigan Territory
 Admitted to the Union as a State: 29 May 1848 by an Act of Congress (9 Stat. 233)
  The 30th state.

Traditional Sections and Regions   All States
 Section: MIDWEST
 Region: Great Lakes
 Survey: Public Domain

Constitutions   All States     Links to State Constitutions
 Enabling Act (of the Congress of the United States): 6 August 1846 [9 Stat. 56: authorizing formation of a State government and Admission thereafter]
 
1st (1848-) [Adopted: 1 February 1848 Convention convened, 15 December 1847 (this was the second attempt to draft a State Constitution: a Convention, which had convened on 5 October 1846, adopted a Constitution which prohibited banks from operating within the State on 16 December 1846; this document was ultimately rejected, thus delaying Statehood for Wisconsin), Ratified: 13 March 1848 ratified by a vote of 16,442 to 6,149; effective upon Admission, 29 May 1848 (the anti-banking Constitution framed by the 1846 Convention had been rejected by the People in April 1847)]


Executive Branch   All States
 
Chief Executive
  GOVERNOR
Successor to a Vacancy
  Lieutenant Governor [elected on same ticket with GOVERNOR]
 
 
Major Executive Officers Elected Statewide   All States   2017 Office holders
  Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: None
  Lieutenant Governor: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor
  Secretary of State: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Attorney General: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Treasurer: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018
  Superintendent of Public Instruction: 4 year term, Election Cycle: 2017, 2021

Legislative Branch   All States
 
Legislature
  LEGISLATURE
 
Upper House
  Senate
Lower House
  Assembly

Judicial Branch   All States
 
Court of Last Resort
  Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate Court
  Court of Appeals [IN: district FOR: State]
 


Local Government
 
   
PRIMARY CIVIL DIVISION  All States
  county [Type: Limited, Executive and Legislative: Board of Supervisors]
 MINOR CIVIL DIVISION  All States
   Town[ship] [Type: Broad, Executive: Board of Supervisors, Legislative: TOWN MEETING]
 
Incorporated Municipalities  All States
   

Statutory Election Information   All States
 
General Election   All States
  "General election" means the election held in even−numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect United States senators, representatives in congress, presidential electors, state senators, representatives to the assembly, district attorneys, state officers other than the state superintendent and judicial officers, and county officers other than supervisors and county executives. [WI Statutes 5.02(5)]
Presidential Primary   All States
  (--2011) "Spring primary" ... means the primary held on the 3rd Tuesday in February to nominate nonpartisan candidates to be voted for at the spring election and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party in a year in which electors for president and vice president are to be elected. [WI Statutes 5.02(22)]
  (2011--) "Spring election" means the election held on the first Tuesday in April to ... express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party in a year in which electors for president and vice president are to be elected. [WI Statutes 5.02(22)]
State Primary   All States
  (--2011) 2d Tuesday in September
[WI Statutes 10.78(4)(c)1]
  "Spring primary" ... held on the 3rd Tuesday in February to nominate nonpartisan candidates ... and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party in a year in which electors for president and vice president are to be elected. [WI Statutes 5.02(22)]
"Spring election" ... held on the first Tuesday in April to elect ... nonpartisan ... [WI Statutes 5.02(21)]
  (2012--) Partisan primary means the primary held the 2nd Tuesday in August to nominate candidates to be voted for at the general election. [WI Statutes 10.78(4)(c)1, 502.(18)]
Polling times   All States
  The polls at every election shall be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. [WI Statutes 6.78(1m)]


Links  Links to other web sites
 
Constitution    All States
  http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/2wiscon.html
Election Authority
  Government Accountability Board
  Government Accountability Board - Elections & Voting
Legislature    All States
  Wisconsin State Legislature
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Constitution Party of Wisconsin
  Justice Party of Wisconsin
  Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
  Progressive Dane
  The Pirate Party of Wisconsin
  The Unity Party of Wisconsin
  Wisconsin Right to Life
Media & others
  Appleton Post-Crescent
  Fond du Lac Reporter
  Greater Milwaukee Today
  Green Bay News-Chronicle
  Green Bay Press-Gazette
  Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
  LaCrosse Tribune
  Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
  Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
  Oshkosh Northwestern
  Politics1.com - Wisconsin
  Right Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  Sheboygan-Press
  The Capital Times, Wisconsin State Journal - Madison
  The Chippewa Herald
  The Daily Press - Ashland
  The Janesville Gazette
  The Journal Times - Racine
  The Wheeler Report - Madison
  Watertown Daily Times
  Wausau Daily Herald
  WISC TV - IBS - Madison
  Wisconsin Radio Network - Madison
  Wisconsin Vote - University of Wisconsin
  Wisinfo
  WisPolitics.com
  WKOW TV - ABC - Madison
 
 


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