Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Monday, October 25, 2010

November Elections

Wisconsin's 2010 General Election will be held Tuesday, November 2.


The offices up for election this year include Governor and Lieutenant Governor, who run on a shared ticket. Governor Jim Doyle and Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton are not running for re-election this year. The major party candidates for Governor are Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker (R). Their respective running-mates for Lieutenant Governor are State Representative Tom Nelson and Rebecca Kleefisch.


Other offices up for election this year include Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, all 99 State Assembly seats, and the odd-numbered State Senate seats. Additionally, the federal positions up for election are one U.S Senate Seat and all eight House of Representatives, including the 7th Congressional District, which has been vacated by retiring Congressman David Obey (D-Wausau). 


For further information about voting or the candidates, please use the following links:

·         Check if you are registered to vote

·         Find your polling place 

o   Also use this link and select 'sample ballot' to look-up local candidates for the State Legislature

·         Absentee Voting

·         Full list of all candidates running for state offices in Wisconsin