Wisconsin’s Redistricting Timeline

November 23, 2010

Below is a timeline of important dates in the process of redrawing the state's legislative and congressional districts based on the 2010 Census. This page is available as a downloadable pdf file.

  • April 1, 2010: Census Day
     
  • November 2, 2010: Last State Elections in old districts
     
  • January 2011: States informed about number of Congressional seats (President delivers apportionment count to U.S. House on Jan 10)
     
  • March 1, 2011 – April 1, 2011: Census data delivery to states
     
  • April 2011: Last Municipal Elections in old districts
     
  • April – June 2011: Tentative County Board district plans (Deadline July 1)
     
  • April - September 2011: Municipalities create wards
     
  • September – October 2011: City Aldermanic and County Board districts (finalized)
    • February 21, 2012: First municipal primary in new districts
    • April 3, 2012: First Municipal Elections in new district
       
  • October 2011: Creation of Ward Database
     
  • 2011-2012 Session: Legislative and Congressional Districts established
    • November 2011 – May 2012: Legislative and Congressional Redistricting (redistricting must be complete before filing deadline for state primary elections)
    • June 2012: Nomination papers circulated for Legislature
    • September 11, 2012: First Primary elections in new districts
    • November 6, 2012: First General Elections in new district