Last pre-election update for the November 3, 2020 general election

The stats:  As of Halloween, 808 registered voters, 465 absentee ballots issued (57 1/2%); 444 absentee ballots returned (55% of electorate; 95% of absentee ballots).

If you have one of those 21 missing ballots, it MUST be at the town hall by 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to be counted.

Election day hours:  7 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Ave., Belleville WI.

Election update October 24, 2020

Statistics:  807 registered voters.  380 absentee ballots issued (47%).  321 absentee ballots returned – includes in-person voters (40% of electorate; 84% of absentee ballots issued).  59 absentee ballots not yet returned.

IMPORTANT:  Absentee ballots are voted when mailed.  If you have not yet mailed back  your ballot, please return it securely to the town hall by dropping it through the letter drop of the office door.  When nobody is at the hall, all doors are locked and deadbolted.

In person absentee voting, and voter registration, continues next week, Monday through Friday from 10 am to noon, and from 2 p.m. to 4 pm without appointments.  If a voter needs some different time, appointments are made by calling 608-424-3848. 

Public test of voting equipment

The public test of our electronic voting system will be held at the Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Ave, Belleville WI 53508, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Election update October 17, 2020

First the stats:  803 registered voters; 315 absentee ballot requests (39% of electorate); 229 absentee ballots returned (72% of ballots sent; 28% of electorate).

You can still request a mail-in ballot.  Please do it sooner rather than later at this point, as the election is only a bit over 2 weeks away.  Best place to make the request is, where you can also check the status of your ballot and find out if it has been received back at the town hall.  All absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020, in order to be counted.

In-person absentee voting starts on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  The office will be open every weekday from that day through October 30 from 10 a.m to noon; and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for absentee voting.  You can make an appointment for some other time if you wish.  Call for an appointment:  608-424-3848.  

Access to the building will be limited – one voter/family/pod grouping in the main hall, one in the board room, at a time.  It is possible that you may need to wait before entering the hall to vote.  Please be patient; the idea is to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID 19.

No Land Use Committee meeting in October 2020

No applications for rezoning or conditional use permits were received by the Town of Montrose as of October 12, 2020.  Accordingly, the October 26, 2020 Land Use Committee meeting has been cancelled.  The next due date for applications is November 9, 2020, for the November 23, 2020 meeting.

Weekly election update – status as of October 10, 2020

Status report:

801 registered voters:  305 absentee ballots issued (38% of the electorate):  186 absentee ballots returned (23% of the electorate, 61% of absentee ballots issued)

In person absentee voting starts on October 20 and goes through October 30.  The Town Hall will be open for voting each weekday starting the 20th and ending the 30th from 10 a.m. until noon, and from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.  Anyone who needs other hours can call 608-424-3848, or e-mail, to set up an individual time.

There is still plenty of time to request and receive an absentee ballot by mail.  The quickest way is to make the request on  


Weekly election update – status as of October 3

As of today, October 3, 2020, there are 800 registered voters in the Town of Montrose. 

          NOTE:  you can register on-line through October 14; you can mail in a registration if it is postmarked October            14 or earlier.  You can register in person at the town hall through October 30.  Or you can come in person on            election day, November 3, to register to vote.

Of our 800 registered voters, 291 (36%) have requested absentee ballots. And we have received 153 back already, 19 % of the electorate.  There is still plenty of time to request and receive a ballot by mail.  The quickest way to get your ballot is to make the request on  That request is immediately transmitted to the clerk’s office, and the ballot will be mailed the next business day.