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2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
March 31, 2015 - Offered by Representative Horlacher.
AB58-ASA1,1,2 1An Act to amend 7.15 (1) (cm); and to create 6.86 (7) of the statutes; relating
responding to a request for an absentee ballot.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
AB58-ASA1,1 3Section 1. 6.86 (7) of the statutes is created to read:
AB58-ASA1,1,54 6.86 (7) The clerk shall send or transmit an official absentee ballot no later than
5the deadline provided under s. 7.15 (1) (cm).
AB58-ASA1,2 6Section 2. 7.15 (1) (cm) of the statutes is amended to read:
AB58-ASA1,2,107 7.15 (1) (cm) Prepare official absentee ballots for delivery to electors requesting
8them, and except as provided in this paragraph, send an official absentee ballot to
9each elector who has requested a ballot by mail, and to each military elector, as
10defined in s. 6.34 (1) (a), and overseas elector, as defined in s. 6.34 (1) (b), who has
11requested a ballot by mail, electronic mail, or facsimile transmission no later than

1the 47th day before each partisan primary and general election and no later than the
221st day before each other primary and election if the request is made before that
3day; otherwise, the municipal clerk shall send or transmit an official absentee ballot
4within one business day of the time the elector's request for such a ballot is received.
5The clerk shall send or transmit an absentee ballot for the presidential preference
6primary to each elector who has requested that ballot no later than the 47th day
7before the presidential preference primary if the request is made before that day, or,
8if the request is not made before that day, within one business day of the time the
9request is received. For purposes of this paragraph, "business day" means any day
10from Monday to Friday, not including a legal holiday under s. 995.20.