Notice to Voters-April 2, 2019

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS April 2, 2019

OFFICE OF THE MANITOWOC COUNTY CLERK

TO THE ELECTORS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY:

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Manitowoc County on April 2, 2019 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, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO ELECTORS

Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall give his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

At the spring election, where PAPER BALLOTS are used, the elector shall mark the oval at the left of the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall mark the oval at the left of “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall mark the oval at the left of “no” if opposed to the question.

Where TOUCH SCREEN voting systems are used, the elector shall touch the screen by the name of the candidate for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector 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 elector shall touch the screen next by the “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall touch the screen next to “no” if opposed to the question. The vote should not be cast in any other manner. If the elector spoils a 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 elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector 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.

After an official PAPER ballot is marked, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and leave the polling place promptly.

After an official TOUCH SCREEN ballot is marked, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and leave the polling place promptly.

An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector 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 elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.


Notice of Spring Election April 2, 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Spring Election will be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, 217 Menasha Street, in the Village of Reedsville, on April 2, 2019 Polls for the election will be opened at 7:00 AM and will close at 8:00 PM on that day.

Polling place is accessible to the elderly and to the disabled voter.

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors 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 canvasses 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.                                                           


Public Test of Optical Tabulation Equipment

Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the optical scan tabulating equipment, to be used at the Spring Election on April 2, 2019 will be conducted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 9:00 am at the Reedsville Municipal Building, 217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI. This test is open to the general public. Chapter 5, Sec. 5.84.


VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT – April 2, 2019 Spring Election

     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, e-mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:  The deadline for making application to receive an absentee by mail is 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 28, 2019 Village of Reedsville or Town of Maple Grove 217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI 54230 [email protected]  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 during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person. Reedsville Municipal Building, 217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI 54230, Phone: 754-4371 In-person absentee voting: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, March 29, 2019

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

Requesting an absentee ballot thru myvote.wi.gov.  Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by visiting Myvote.wo.gov and clicking on “Vote Absentee”. Follow the prompts given and your request will be e-mailed to your municipal Clerk.

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, April 2, 2019. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted. 

 


Special Meeting – March 6, 2019 To appoint Members to Board of Appeals

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm. AGENDA

1. Call meeting to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll call

4. Discussion/Possible Decision on Members for the Board of Appeals

5. Adjournment


Voting by Absentee Ballot – April 2, 2019 Election

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, e-mail or in person. Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail The deadline for making application to receive an absentee by mail is 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 28, 2019 . Village of Reedsville or Town of Maple Grove .217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI 54230. [email protected]

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 during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person. Reedsville Municipal Building, 217 Menasha St., Reedsville, WI 54230, Phone: 754-4371 In-person absentee voting: Monday, Tuesday or Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, March 29, 2019

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

Requesting an absentee ballot thru myvote.wi.gov .  Registered voters may request an absentee ballot by visiting Myvote.wo.gov and clicking on “Vote Absentee”. Follow the prompts given and your request will be e-mailed to your municipal Clerk 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, April 2, 2019. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Dated this 20th day of February, 2019


New Clerk-Treasurer’s Office Hours

Effective March 1, 2019, the Clerk-Treasurer office hours will change. The new office hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon -Tues and Thurs – Fri. The office will be closed on Wednesday.


Special Closed Meeting – February 7, 2019

Notice is hereby given that a special closed meeting of the Reedsville Village Board is to be held at the Reedsville Municipal Building, located at 217 Menasha Street, Reedsville, Wisconsin on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm, pursuant to WI Statute Section 19.85(1)(c) to interview and consider employment of part-time Clerk-Treasurer position which requires a closed session. The Board will reconvene in open session and may make a decision on the position.


Clerk-Treasurer’s office Closed

The Reedsville Clerk-Treasurer’s office will be closed January 21st thru January 25th, 2019. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.