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Fall 2018 General Election

Who is running in the 2018 Fall Election? What referenda appear on the ballot?

US Government and Wisconsin State Offices

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Fall General Election -- November 6, 2018

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. Representatives in Congress
  • Wisconsin Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Wisconsin Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer
  • Wisconsin State Senator
  • Wisconsin Representatives to the Assembly


MyVote Find more information, see a sample ballot and locate your polling place by entering your address into the myvote.wi.gov voter public access website.

Rock County Sheriff

Two candidates for this office will appear on the ballot in the General Election on November 6.

  • Troy Knudson (Democratic)
  • Jude G. Maurer (Republican)

The LWV-Beloit, LWV-Janesville, NAACP and JOB, held a candidates forum on Wednesday, July 18, in Beloit for the three candidtes running the the primary election. The two candidates running in the November general election also provided written responses in mid-September to questions posed by the LWV-Janesville.

Rock County Clerk of Circuit Court

Two candidates for this office will appear on the ballot in the General Election on November 6.

  • Chelo Dassow (Independent)
  • Jacki Gackstatter (Democratic)

The candidates provided written responses in mid-September to questions posed by the LWV-Janesville.

Advisory Referenda for Rock County Voters

Question 1: Should cannabis be legalized for adult use, taxed and regulated like alcohol, with the proceeds from the taxes used for education, healthcare, and infrastructure? Yes/No

Question 2: Should the state legislature enact proposed legislation that closes the Dark Store loopholes, which currently allow commercial retail properties to significantly reduce the assessed valuation and property tax of such properties, resulting in a substantial shift in taxes levied against other tax paying entities, such as residential home owners, and/or cuts in essential services provided by an affected municipality? Yes/No

The LWVJVL provides some background material on the 'Dark Store' referendum:

Advisory Referendum Petitions Frequently Asked Questions (from the Wisconsin Elections Commission)