Town of Germantown

Office Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI
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Elections

 

Upcoming Elections:

Event Time
2017 Spring Primary Feb 21, 2017 – 7:00am
2017 Spring Election April 4, 2017 – 7:00am

 

VOTER ID IS REQUIRED!
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View information about the new requirement: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/
You will be required to present a valid ID before voting at all future elections.

Election & Voter Registration Forms available online:
GAB-131 Voter Registration Application
GAB-121 Application for Absentee Ballot

 

When Can I vote?    Polls are open from 7:00 am  to 8:00 pm on election day.  If you wish to vote absentee, Contact your town clerk, (608) 562-5751.
Where can I vote?  Town of Germantown residents vote at the Town Hall located at N7560 17th Avenue, New Lisbon, WI

How Do I register? Requirements are:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be 18 years old on Election Day.
  • You have been a resident of your election district for 10 days prior to the election.
  • You have not lost your right to vote.  i.e. – a convicted felon.

Print out the registration from from the link above and send/bring it to the Town Hall, or stop by and fill one out.

More Election Information

Elections for town chairman, town supervisors, chairman, county board supervisor, and municipal judge are held in April. School district. county, and state non-partisan offices also are elected in April.  Partisan elections are held in November. Persons must be registered in order to vote.

Voter registration may be done at the clerk’s office at any time during the year or at the polls on election day.  Basic requirements for voting are:  18 years of age; a citizen of the United States; a resident of the voting district for at least 28 consecutive days; and not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction, and not otherwise disqualified from voting.

Absentee ballots are available at the clerk’s office for voters who are confined to home by illness or age or cannot get to the polls on election day. Application for an absentee ballot must be done in writing, and absentee ballots can only be cast at the clerk’s office or obtained from the clerk’s office by mail before each election.  A Drivers’ License or Photo ID must be made available upon request of an Absentee Ballot. Polling places are open on election days from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Wisconsin Voter Information Available Online

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board – Elections

WI –voters can check election and voter registration information on the Internet before each election using the State’s Voter Public Access website at http://gab.wi.gov/ under Voter Information.

It’s easy to check whether or not you are registered to vote, and where your polling place is. “You simply type in your name and date of birth, or your complete address.”  https://myvote.wi.gov/Voter/VoterSearchScreen.aspx

The Voter Public Access site provides three basic types of information:

  • Voter registration confirmation
  • Polling place information and lists of offices and officeholders for whom voters at a particular address can vote
  • Provisional ballot status for voters who have cast a provisional ballot

When entering information, voters may occasionally encounter prompts concerning spelling changes or other information that must be double-checked or re-entered, such as the difference between “7th Avenue” and “Seventh Ave.” There is an instruction page to help navigate the site.

Near each election, an electronic sample ballot for the municipality may also be available on the site so the voter can review the offices and officeholders who will appear on the ballot.

Voters with questions about Wisconsin Elections should contact the Clerk’s Office at 562-5751 or see the State Elections Division website at http://gab.wi.gov/.

Voters will no longer be allowed to vote a straight party ticket by simply making one indication. Voters will have to reside in their ward at least 10 days before the election. Voters will bo longer be able to vote on the day before the election. Voters applying for absentee ballots other than in person must enclose a copy of proof of identification with their application.