Post Election Audit Update, Upcoming Elections, and More


Partisan Primary – August 13, 2024


General Election – November 5, 2024


Election of Presidential Electors

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the several cities, villages, towns, wards, and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on November 5, 2024, ten electors for President and Vice President of the United States, one for each congressional district and two for the state at-large, are to be elected.  The names of presidential electors do not appear on the ballot, but each vote cast for a presidential candidate is a vote for the electors of the candidate.  Independent candidates for President or Vice President may circulate nomination papers beginning July 1, 2024, and must file nomination papers with the Wisconsin Elections Commission no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2024.  The Wisconsin Elections Commission is located at 201 W Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor, Madison, Wisconsin.


Partisan Primary and General Election

 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a primary election will be held in the towns, villages, cities, wards, and election districts of the State of Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, and an election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024. The following officers are to be nominated and elected:


Congressional Officers

One United States Senator, for the term of 6 years, to succeed the present incumbent listed, whose term of office will expire on January 3, 2025:

Tammy Baldwin


Representatives in Congress, for the term of 2 years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on January 3, 2025:

3rd Congressional District Derrick Van Orden
7th Congressional District Tom Tiffany


Legislative Officers

State Senators, for a term of 4 years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose term will expire on January 6, 2025:

Redistricting Disclaimer: On February 20, 2024, 2023 Wisconsin Act 94 was signed into law. The Act described the boundaries of new senate and assembly districts which will go into effect in November 2024. The districts and incumbents listed in this notice consist of those that are currently in place, not those that will be in place pursuant to the new redistricting law.

District 14 Joan Ballweg
District 24 Patrick Testin

Representatives to the Assembly, for a term of 2 years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose term will expire on January 6, 2025:

Redistricting Disclaimer: On February 20, 2024, 2023 Wisconsin Act 94 was signed into law. The Act described the boundaries of new senate and assembly districts which will go into effect in November 2024. The districts and incumbents listed in this notice consist of those that are currently in place, not those that will be in place pursuant to the new redistricting law.

District 41 Alex Dallman
District 70 Nancy VanderMeer
District 72

Scott Krug

District Attorneys

Seventy-one District Attorneys, each for the term of four years, to succeed the present incumbents listed, whose terms of office will expire on January 6, 2025

Juneau County                                                Kenneth Hamm


County Officers

County Officers for each county, for a term of 4 years, to succeed the present incumbents in the office of County Clerk, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, and Surveyor, whose terms of office will expire on January 6, 2025:

County Clerk                                                      Terri L Treptow

Register of Deeds                                              Stacy Havill

Treasurer                                                           Denise Giebel


For Candidates

The first day to circulate nomination papers is April 15, 2024, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024. Candidates for constitutional, congressional, and legislative officers file with the Wisconsin Elections Commission. All county partisan office candidates file with their respective county clerk. Congressional and legislative district boundaries are described in Chapters 3 and 4 of the Wisconsin Statutes by 2023 Wisconsin Act 94, which is available at: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2023/related/acts/94.


The state legislative maps will be updated for the fall elections. The new maps can be viewed by clicking the “Download Data” option for the 2023 Wisconsin Act 94 legislative districts at: https://gis-ltsb.hub.arcgis.com/pages/district-maps. Additional information regarding which legislators represent which districts is available at: https://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/?version=2022.



Additional Information

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 on March 18, 2024



Meagan Wolfe, Administrator

Wisconsin Elections Commission

201 West Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor

P.O. Box 7984

Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7984


Town of Germantown

April 2, 2024 Election Results


 President – Democratic
Joe Biden                            79
Dean Phillips                    3

President – Republican
Chris Christie                   2
Vivek Ramaswamy        1
Ron DeSantis                   12
Nikki Haley                        24
Donald Trump                  189
Uninstructed                    8

Court of Appeals
JoAnne Kloppenburg     224

Juneau County Circuit Court Judge
Stacy Smith                      225

Juneau County Supervisor District 16
Ray Feldman                    159

Juneau County Supervisor District 18
Timothy Cottingham     74

Germantown Town Board Supervisor
Ray Feldman                    209
Tamaya Loewe                177

Sanitary District #1 Commissioner
Brad Pavloski                    48

Mauston School District
Michael Mullenberg      24
Michael Couglin              30
Charlotte Gyllin              29

Mauston School Referendum
Yes                                         18
No                                          48

Necedah School District        
Michael Berger                51
Daniel Dutscheck          52

New Lisbon School District
Nancy Cowan                  72
Lisa Bell                              74

State Referendum Question 1 – Private Funds in Election Administration
Yes                                         201
No                                          112

State Referendum Question 2 – Election Officials
Yes                                         228
No                                          82



Date & Time
2024 Spring Primary Election  -NONE


2024 Spring & Presidential Preference Election April 2, 2024 – 7am – 8pm
2024 Fall Partisan Primary Election August 13, 2024 – 7am – 8pm
2024 Fall General Election November 5, 2024 – 7am – 8pm


Where Can I Vote?

Polls in Wisconsin are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on election day. Your voter ID is required.

View information about the new requirement at http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/

You will be required to present a valid photo ID before voting at all future elections.

Town of Germantown residents vote at the Town Hall/Community Center located at N7560 17th Avenue, New Lisbon, WI.


Voter Registration Application

New voters in Wisconsin can register to vote two ways: Register Online at MyVoteWisconsin

OR, they can complete a paper form EL-131  Voter Registration Application and turn it in to the clerk with a valid proof of residency.


Voter Application for Absentee Ballot

Voters can request an absentee ballot online at MyVoteWisconsin 

OR, they can complete a paper Form EL-121 Application for Absentee Ballot Request and turn it in to the clerk with a valid photo ID. 

Registering to Vote

(Note: For those who need to register first, the residency requirement is 28 days. Those not residing here for the 28 days must vote in the previous municipality where they lived.)

General requirements:

  • 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 at least 28 consecutive days prior to the election.
  • You have not lost your right to vote. i.e. – not currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation or extended supervision for a felony conviction, and not otherwise disqualified from voting.

Registration Help

  • The easiest way to register is online at MyVoteWI. Deadline to register to vote Online or by Mail is 20 days before an election.
  • Or, in the days after that leading up to the election, you must register in person in the clerk’s office. Just either print from online or get from the clerk Form EL-131, complete it, and return it to the Clerk WITH a copy of your Proof of Residency.
  • Or, on election day register at the polling place

This Voter Registration Guide will answer any registration questions you may have.

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Absentee voting requests for absentee ballots must be made to the Town of Germantown clerk’s office and must be done in writing either online, mail, fax, email, OR it can be done in person in the clerk’s office. It is available for voters who are confined to home by illness or age or cannot get to the polls on election day.

Requesting to receive an absentee ballot in the mail:


The faster and probably easier request method is to do so online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee  where you will need to upload a valid photo ID for the first time you do this.  Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

The other way Voters can request absentee ballots is in writing by mailing, emailing or faxing their completed EL-121 Application for Absentee Ballot request to the municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you may not need to provide it again.

(Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID.  Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident’s identity instead of providing a photo ID.  More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov.)

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed timely to you is by 3:30pm on the Thursday before the election. Please do not to wait until the last minute or the last week, due to possible delays in mail delivery.

Once you receive your ballot, it is your responsibility to make sure you place your ballot in the return envelope and properly complete the return envelope -including your signature and your witnesses’ signature and address.  Note that if it is not completed properly, it may not be counted. Then you either mail it back timely, or you personally drop it at the clerk’s office or at the polls.  Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day so it gets back in time to be counted.

If, when you get your absentee ballot in the mail and you change your mind on voting it and mailing it back, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it -just bring that whole envelope and ballot back to the polling place so you can vote it there.


For in-person absentee voting:


In the week before the election, you can come to the Town of Germantown clerk’s office to make your request to absentee vote, and you must show your valid photo ID.  Note that you cannot take a ballot with you if you choose to vote in-person -you must cast your ballot in the clerk’s office at that time in a properly completed envelope. Also note that there is no voting the day before the election.

Again, please request and return ballots as soon as possible.

Thank you for Voting!

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 August. Persons must be registered in order to vote.

Polling places are open on election days from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Wisconsin Voter Information Available Online

–  Wisconsin Elections Commission – Elections

– My Vote Wisconsin – Wisconsin My Vote

WI –voters can check election and voter registration information on the Internet before each election using the State’s Voter Public Access website at https://myvote.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.”

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 https://myvote.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 28 days before the election. Voters will not 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.

2022 Post-Election Audit on November 28, 2022’s Election

Town of Germantown in Juneau County Completes Post-Election Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:         December 12, 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:   Susan Ganther, Clerk   susan@townofgermantowmwi.gov

Town of Germantown in Juneau County, Wis. – Residents in Town of Germantown in Juneau County can be confident that votes were counted accurately in the Nov. 2022 election following the completion of a post-election audit of voting equipment used in Town of Germantown in Juneau County on Nov. 8.

On November 28, 2022, election workers completed an audit of voting equipment in 1 reporting unit (typically a ward or wards that report out election results) in Ward 1 of Town of Germantown, which was randomly selected for audit by the Wisconsin Elections Commission during an event open to the public. The audit provides an additional way to ensure that voting machines worked properly, and that the election was conducted accurately.

Wisconsin statutes require a post-election audit of voting systems used in Wisconsin after each General Election. During the post-election audit, election officials check to make sure the vote totals compiled by the voting equipment on Election Night are accurate. During this process, elections workers conduct an independent hand count of paper ballots and tally the results of the selected contests. The final hand-count tally total is compared to the election night voting system results.

No discrepancy was found.

Audit materials are submitted to the WEC for review. The WEC analyzes the audit results and investigates any discrepancies and can request a voting machine vendor investigate and provide explanation for any unexplained discrepancies. Once this work is complete, WEC staff will prepare a public report for review by the six Commissioners during the Feb. 2, 2023 Commission meeting.

Post-election audits, conducted in a record 10% of reporting units across Wisconsin for the November 2022 election, serve as a triple check on the election results. While not every reporting unit or municipality is selected for post-election audit, state election officials ensured that the 2022 sample of 358 reporting units includes at least one reporting unit per county, and at least five reporting units for each type of equipment used.

Discrepancies in the vote totals are infrequently reported, and if they are, they are typically due to human error, which election officials then work to prevent by developing new training protocols.

In a separate pre-election voting equipment audit that occurs before every election and in every municipality, voting machine programming is verified by feeding a set of pre-marked ballots into each machine and reviewing the results tape that is generated. An errorless count is required at the conclusion of the testing.

Additionally, election officials at the county and state level review state election results for any discrepancies before they are certified by the chair of the WEC.

More information about the 2022 post-election audit can be found here: https://elections.wi.gov/2022-voting-equipment-audit

More information about audits generally can be found here: https://elections.wi.gov/elections/voting-equipment-wisconsin/voting-equipment-security