Elections

 

ELECTION INFO & OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES


2018 Election Dates:

     Spring Primary - February 20th (if needed) 
     Spring Election - April 3rd
     Partisan Primary - August 14th
     Fall General Election - November 6th

ATTENTION - Voter Photo ID Required. The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required toreceive a ballot in all special and regular elections. Learn more about Photo ID and voting here, and visit the "Bring It to the Ballot" website.

New  - Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates - CLICK HERE

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.


Location of Polls - Milford Town Hall - W6335 CTH A & Q, Johnson Creek, WI.  

Hours of operation - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

November 6, 2018

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN WRITING.

Contact your Municipal Clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  Proof of identification must also be provided.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email or in person. 

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, NOVEMBER 1, 2018.

Note:  Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person:

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

                                                                              

Town of Milford

Clerk Karen Schadt

N9457 CTH Q

Watertown, WI 53094

920-261-8478

3 pm to 6 pm, by appt., (M-F)

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: No earlier than Sept. 20, 2018.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Friday, November 2, 2018.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

 The Municipal Clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

 


 Notice of General Election

 and

Referendum

November 6, 2018

OFFICE OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY CLERK

TO THE VOTERS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY:

Notice is hereby given of a general election to be held in Jefferson County, on November 6, 2018, at which the officers named below shall be chosen.  The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office and under the appropriate party or other designation, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote.  If a voter does not have acceptable photo identification, the voter may obtain a free photo ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles. If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence if the voter provides proof

of residence. Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot.  Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to a voting booth or machine and cast his or her ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter's minor child or minor ward.  An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used

The voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote, and fill in the oval next to the write-in line. 

On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval next to "yes" if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval next to "no" if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (“ExpressVote”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the voter shall touch the screen at "yes" if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen at "no" if opposed to the question.

 On referendum questions, the voter shall touch the screen at "yes" if in favor of the question or the voter shall touch the screen next to "no" if opposed to the question.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner.  Not more than five minutes' time shall be allowed inside a voting booth.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in marking his or her ballot may be taken into the booth and copied.  The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.

 If a voter spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one voter.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. 

After Voting the Ballot

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show.  The voter shall then insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

 A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing, or understanding English, or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot.  The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter's employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Barbara A. Frank, Jefferson County Clerk

                 311 S. Center Ave, Rm 109,                                                                                                 Jefferson, WI 53549


 

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

  Jefferson County

   November 6, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the County of Jefferson, on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people:

                Should the state legislature enact proposed legislation that closes the 'Dark Store' property tax loophole, which currently allows a significant reduction in the property tax assessment valuation of the commercial property of regional and national retail stores, which may result in increased property taxes for other tax-paying entities, such as residential home owners and other business entities, and/or cuts in essential services provided by an affected municipality?

 A copy of the entire text of the resolution directing the submission of the question can be obtained from the office of the Jefferson County clerk.

 Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

                                                                                         Done in the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office on September 20, 2018.

 
   

                                                                                                       Barbara A. Frank

311 S. Center Ave., RM 109

Jefferson, WI  53549

 


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