Snider’s nomination papers were due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 1.
On Thursday, the state Government Accountability Board extended the deadline to run for Waupaca County district attorney until 5 p.m. Monday, June 6.
Because Snider did not notify the Government Accountability Board that he would not seek re-election, state law requires the filing deadlines be extended, said Elections Division Administrator Michael Haas.
“The law requiring a deadline extension when the incumbent does not file a notification of noncandidacy is designed to prevent a retiring incumbent from giving an advantage to a potential successor,” Haas said. “More candidates are likely to run if they know the incumbent is not running again.”
Snider, who has run unopposed for the office since he was first elected in 1986, would have faced Assistant District Attorney Veronica Isherwood in the Aug. 9 Republican primary.
Isherwood filed her campaign registration statement on May 23 and declared her candidacy on May 31. Her nomination papers had 216 signatures.
Snider registered his campaign and declared his candidacy in April.
Candidates for the district attorney’s office must file nomination papers with a minimum of 200 valid signatures at the GAB’s office in Madison by the new deadline.