Notices

Type A Notice

Notice of State Superintendent of Public Instruction,

Judicial and County Executive Election

April 4, 2017

STATE OF WISCONSIN    }

County of Dane                  }

Spring Election

         NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election is to be held in the several towns, villages, cities, wards, and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the following officers are to be elected:

State Superintendent

         ONE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, for the term of four years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on July 2, 2017.

Tony Evers

Judicial Officers

         ONE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT, for the term of ten years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on July 31, 2017:

Annette K. Ziegler

         ONE COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES, each for the term of six years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on July 31, 2017:

District 4   Paul B. Higginbotham

          TWO CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES, each for the term of six years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on July 31, 2017:

Dane County, Branch 9                      Richard G. Niess

Dane County, Branch 12                    Clayton Kawski

 

 

 

County Executive

         THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE for a term of four years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term will expire on April 17, 2017:

Joe Parisi

         NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2016, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Superintendent of Public Instruction and Judicial Officer Candidates file with the Wisconsin Elections Commission. County Executive Candidates file with Dane County Clerk.

         NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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 City of Madison, this 3rd day of November, 2016.

Scott McDonell, Dane County Clerk

City County Building, Room 106A

210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Madison, WI 53703

 

Type A Notice for Town of Montrose

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION

Town of Montrose

April 4, 2017

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Montrose on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. All terms are for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

                        Office                                      Incumbent

            Town Board Chairperson               Roger Hodel

            Town Board 1st Supervisor             Dan Palmer

            Town Board 2nd Supervisor           Randy Francois

            Town Clerk                                        Julie L. Bigler

            Town Treasurer                                Jody Gerner

            Constable                                           Jack Everson

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that a town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled during the month of January. The caucus will be held on a date not sooner than January 2, 2017 and not later than January 21, 2017. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus.

                             Done in the Town of Montrose on November 10, 2016

Type B Notice

Notice of Spring Election and
Sample Ballots
April 4, 2017


OFFICE OF THE DANE COUNTY CLERK


TO THE VOTERS OF DANE COUNTY:


Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Dane County, on April 4, 2017, 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, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, 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 is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the voter presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. 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 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.


Optical Scan Voting is Used in Dane County
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 (“Automark” or “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.


The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in casting his or her vote 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 the 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.

Dane County Notice of Spring Election
Page 2

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. After casting his or her vote, the voter shall leave the booth, 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.

The following is a sample of the official ballot:

 

Scott McDonell, Dane County Clerk

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Tony Evers
Lowell E. Holtz

Justice of the Supreme Court
Annette Ziegler

Court of Appeals Judge, District 4
Michael R. Fitzpatrick

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 9
Richard G. Niess

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 12
Marilyn Townsend
Jill J. Karofsky

County Executive
Joe Parisi

Type C Notice

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
Town of Montrose
April 4, 2017

 

Ordinance 11-01-2016, An Ordinance to Approve the Conversion of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer from an Elected Office to an Appointed Office

The Town Board of the Town of Montrose, Dane County, Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows:

That, pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 60.30(1e)(a), the office of the Town Clerk and Town Treasurer shall be filled by appointment of a majority of the members-elect of the town board.
The term of office for the appointed positions shall be set by the town board, but may not exceed 3 years per §60.30(1e)(c). The town board may re-appoint the officers for additional terms. However, removal by the town board during a given term of office may only be for "cause" as defined under § 17.001 and required by §60.30(1e)(f).

This ordinance is subject to approval by the town electors in a referendum, which is herby called by Town Board to be held on April, 5, 2017. The referendum question shall be:

       "Shall the person holding the office of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer in the Town of Montrose be appointed by the town board?"

The salary of the appointed positions shall be set by the town board and may not be reduced during the term of office.

This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its town board passage, notice after passage per § 60.80 and also its referendum approval by the town electors as required by §60.30(1e)(b).

The question will appear on the ballot as follows:

       "Shall the person holding the office of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer in the Town of Montrose be appointed by the town board?"

EXPLANATION

A "yes" vote will approve conversion of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer from an elected office to an appointed office.

A "no" vote will not approve conversion of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer from an elected office to an appointed office.

Done in the Town of Montrose
on November 1, 2016

_____________________

Julie L. Bigler, Town Clerk

 

Type C Notice of Referendum

 

Type D Notice

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

At the Spring Election to be held on April 4, 2017 in the Town of Montrose the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:

Location                                                                                  Wards

1341 Diane Avenue, Belleville                                          WI 1 & 2 53508

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

Julie L. Bigler 1

341 Diane Avenue Belleville

WI 53508

608-424-3848

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. 7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat, 19.81-89.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Type D Notice

 

Type E Notice

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

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 for 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 primary or election or both. 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. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail 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, March 30, 2017.

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.

Julie L. Bigler, Clerk
Town of Montrose
1341 Diane Avenue
Belleville WI 53508
Call (608)424-3848 for
additional hours
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mar. 31, 2017

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office: March 31, 2017

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 April 4, 2017. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

 

TYPE E NOTICE – PUBLISH AS BOX LEGAL 3/2/17