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NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION
Town of Germantown
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Germantown, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for town board offices is for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. The term for Sanitary District Commissioner is six years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.
Town Board Supervisor Ray Feldman
Town Board Supervisor Tamaya Loewe
Sanitary District 1 Commissioner Jim Murphy
Sanitary District 1 Commissioner Brad Pavloski
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2023, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in the office of the town clerk.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.
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.
UPCOMING 2024 ELECTIONS:
Date & Time
|2024 Spring Primary Election||
February 20, 2024 – 7am – 8pm
|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.)
- 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.
- 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!