Wisconsin Elections Officials See No Issues In Petitions For Judge Seats

(Wisconsin) It appears to be smooth sailing for the spring elections, according to the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Elections specialist Riley Willman tells commissioners that staff didn’t see any major issues with the circulation of elections petitions for the spring elections.

However, several of those forms appeared to be prefilled by the person circulating the paper.

“Had staff broken with tradition, and struck those signatures, all candidates would still have the statutorily required number of signatures,” says Willman. “So [it] would not impact their ballot status.”

State regulations require other candidates in an election to file complaints about the petition process. Seventy-two candidates filed for the election in 53 judges seats that will be open in the spring.

Beaver Dam’s multi-jurisdictional court Judge Kenneth Peters filed non-candidacy and is retiring when his term ends on April 30th. Maryann Schacht, James Brace, and Todd Snow are all seeking to be elected to the bench. A primary election is set for February 21st and the top two vote getters will move on to the April ballot.

WRN contributed