Town of GermantownOffice Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI
(Note: For those who need to register first, the residency requirement is 28 days.)
How to Request an Absentee Ballot
There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.
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.
Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their 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 will 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 bringit.wi.gov.
The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, October 29. However, do not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery. If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it -just bring that whole envelope back to the polling place so you can vote it there.
Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, request and return ballots as soon as possible.
Any notices requiring posting will be placed at the following locations:
- Outside the front door of the town hall,
- the Germantown Junction store,
- the Buckhorn Store
|Event||Date + Time|
|2022 Spring Primary -done.||February 15, 2022 – 7am – 8pm|
|2022 Spring Election||April 5, 2022 – 7am – 8pm|
|2022 Fall Primary||August 9, 2022 – 7am – 8pm|
|2022 Fall Election||November 8, 2022 – 7am – 8pm|
VOTER ID IS REQUIRED!
View information about the new requirement: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/
You will be required to present a valid photo ID before voting at all future elections.
How Do I register? General 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 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.
>>> To register Online to vote up to 20 days before an election, click here to REGISTER TO VOTE online .
>>> OR, Print and complete the attached EL-131 Voter Registration Application form and mail or bring in to the clerk’ at the the Town Hall office with a copy of your Proof of Residency at least 20 days before an election.
>>> Voter registration may be done at the clerk’s office at any time during the year or at the polls on election day.
Absentee ballots are available from the clerk’s office for voters who are confined to home by illness or age or cannot get to the polls on election day. Absentee ballot requests must be done in writing, either online, mail, fax, email, or in person in the clerk’s office.
To request to receive an absentee ballot in the mail, the faster 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. The second method is mail-in, where you will drop off, fax, email or mail to the clerk your completed application EL-121 Application for Absentee Ballot with a copy of your valid photo ID. With either of these methods, requests must be made and received in the Town of Germantown clerk’s office no later than 3:30pm on the Thursday before the election so that it is mailed timely to you.
Once you receive your ballot, it is your responsibility to make sure you properly complete the return envelope -including your signature and your witnesses’ signature and address- with the ballot in it, and that it gets back to the Town of Germantown clerk’s office in time to be counted at the poll by 8pm on election night. If it is not completed properly, it may not be counted.
To do in-person voting, you will have to come to the clerk’s office to make your request 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.
Where can I vote?
Town of Germantown residents vote at the Town Hall/Community Center located at N7560 17th Avenue, New Lisbon, WI.
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.
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
– My Vote Wisconsin – Wisconsin My Vote
– Wisconsin Governmental Accounting Board –
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 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.