Wisconsin Elections Commission: Completed all 72 county election lists | Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Electoral Commission received verified campaign returns from all 72 Wisconsin counties for the Nov. 8 general election, completing an important phase of the verification process and starting the clock for statewide candidates to request a recount.

The clock has already expired to request a recount in all State Senate and State Assembly contests that are within the recount range, as counties in those districts completed their selections last week. The WEC has not received any petitions for a recount in a state assembly or state senate seat.

Statewide candidates (ie, federal and state candidates who appear on general election ballots in all 72 counties of Wisconsin) have until 5 p.m. Friday, November 25 to request a recount in accordance with procedures required by law. There is no automatic recount, although the unofficial results are close. More information on the process for requesting and conducting a recount can be found here: https://elections.wi.gov/resources/manuals/recount-manual

Recounts for the statewide offices on general ballots would be filed with the WEC. If the vote totals from the completed provincial electoral lists for such two-candidate contests differ by 1% or less, the candidate behind the lead candidate has the right to request a recount. There is no cost to the applicant if the difference between the lead candidate and the applicant is 0.25% or less. If the difference is more than 0.25%, the WEC will estimate the cost to be paid before the recount begins. In the recount request, the petitioner must identify the jurisdictions in which they are requesting a recount and make an advance payment for the recount based on the cost estimate prepared by the WEC.

The Secretary of State’s competition is within the recount range but does not qualify for a free recount.

Verified district election results are available here: https://elections.wi.gov/2022-general-election-unofficial-statewide-results.

The results of state and federal elections remain unofficial pending recounts, state polls and related determinations/certifications.

In the case of state and federal elections, the electoral boards of the districts in which the contested votes are cast carry out the recount. If a request for a recount is submitted and accepted, the recount would begin no earlier than 9am the day after the notification was sent to all candidates and no later than 9am on Saturday 26th November. WEC Chairman Don Millis has until December 1 to certify the state and federal results.

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