General elections are held biennially, in evennumbered years, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, and candidates, except those for the supreme court bench and a few local offices, are nominated at a direct primary election, held the second Tuesday in September.
Regular sessions of the legislature are held biennially, in odd-numbered years, and begin on the second Monday in January.
Milwaukee is governed under a city charter of 1874, providing the form of city government most common in America, a mayor (elected biennially) and a single board of aldermen.
Voters are registered biennially, and every five years there is an automatic redistribution of seats on a voters' basis.
Real property is assessed biennially; personal property, annually.