Elections

2017  ELECTIONS

Spring Primary – February 21, 2017
Spring Election – April 4, 2017

Polling Location: Brazeau Town Hall; 10892 Parkway Road, Pound

Polling Hours:  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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April 4, 2017

ATTENTION:  ALL OCONTO COUNTY VOTERS WILL VOTE FOR:

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Vote for 1

Tony Evers

Lowell E. Holtz

 

Justice of the Supreme Court

Vote for 1

Annette Ziegler

 

Circuit Court Judge Branch 1

Vote for 1

Michael T. Judge

 

THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITY WILL ALSO VOTE FOR THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES AND OFFICES:

Town of Brazeau

Town Board Chairperson

Vote for 1

Ryan Wendt

 

Town Board Supervisor

Vote for not more than 2

Gerald Kempka

Scott Thomson

 

Town Clerk/Treasurer

Vote for 1

Jean Grosse

 

OCONTO COUNTY VOTERS WILL VOTE FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS:

Coleman School District

Vote for Not More Than 2

Joanne Nowak

Barbara Krause-Klug

 

Oconto Falls School District

Vote for not more than 3

BJ Eisch

Lisa Peitersen

Michael Elliott

Jan Stranz

 

Referendum to Exceed State Revenue Limits on a Nonrecurring Basis

Shall the Oconto Falls Public School District be authorized to exceed state revenue limits on a nonrecurring basis by $1,300,000.00 for the 2017-2018 school year, by $1,800,000 for the 2018-2019 school year, by $2,300,000 for the 2019-2020 school year, by $2,800,000 for the 2020-2021 school year, and by $3,300,000 for the 2021-2022 school year, such excess revenues to be used to fund bussing, improve/maintain educational technology, update curriculum, and support/maintain facilities and operations?  (REFER TO SEPARATE DISPLAY AD)

 

Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots

April 4, 2017

OFFICE OF THE OCONTO COUNTY CLERK

TO THE VOTERS OF COUNTY OF OCONTO:

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Oconto County, on April 4, 2017, 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, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

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

Where Paper Ballots are Used

The voter shall connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter 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 voter shall connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used

The voter shall connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and connect the arrow next to the write-in line.  On referendum questions, the voter shall connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.

Where Touch Screen Voting is Used

The voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter 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 voter shall touch the screen at “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen at “no” if opposed to the question.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner.  Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter 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.

If the voter spoils a paper or optical scan 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 voter.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.

The voter may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast.

After Voting the Ballot

After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show.  The voter shall leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly.

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show.  After casting his or her vote, the voter shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

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

The following is a sample of the official ballot and candidate names:

Kim Pytleski, Oconto County Clerk

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE
Town of Brazeau, Oconto County
Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of Touch Screen Voting Equipment, to be used at the April 4, 2017 Spring General Election will be conducted for the Town of Brazeau on Monday,
March 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Brazeau Town hall. This test is open to the public.
POLLING PLACE: Brazeau Town Hall, 10892 Parkway Road, Pound, WI 54161

Jean Grosse, Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Brazeau, Oconto County
Dated: March 16, 2017
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VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT – Spring General 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, email or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person. All Municipal clerks must be available by appointment, Friday, March 31, 2017, 2017 until 5 p.m.

Town of Brazeau
Jean Grosse (920) 897-3855
10892 Parkway Road Pound, WI 54161
Hours: Mon. – Wed. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. by appt.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:
Monday, March 13, 2017 or as soon as the ballots are available if earlier

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:
Friday, March 31, 2017, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.*

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
*Extended in-person absentee voting hours may be available by appointment.
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 4, 2017. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

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Notice of Spring Primary and
Sample Ballots
February 21, 2017

OFFICE OF THE OCONTO COUNTY CLERK

TO THE VOTERS OF OCONTO COUNTY:

Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in Oconto County on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at which the officers named below shall be nominated. The names of the candidates for each office, 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, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

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

Where Paper Ballots are Used
The voter shall connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
The voter shall connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote, and connect the arrow next to the write-in line.

Where Touch Screen Voting is Used,
The voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter 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.

If the voter spoils a paper or optical scan 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 voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.

The voter may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast.

After Voting the Ballot
After an official paper or optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. The voter shall insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

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

The following is a sample of the official ballot and candidates for election:

Kim Pytleski, Oconto County Clerk
301 Washington Street, Oconto, WI

ATTENTION: ALL OCONTO COUNTY VOTERS WILL VOTE FOR:

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Vote for 1
Tony Evers
Lowell E. Holtz
John Humphries
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THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES WILL ALSO VOTE FOR THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES AND OFFICES:
Village of Suring
Village President
Vote for 1
Jeff Whiting
Jay Tousey
Dan Newell
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Town of Brazeau, Oconto County
Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of Touch Screen Voting Equipment, to be used at the February 21, 2017 Spring Primary Election will be conducted for the Town of Brazeau on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the Brazeau Town hall. This test is open to the public.
POLLING PLACE: Brazeau Town Hall, 10892 Parkway Road, Pound, WI 54161

POLLING HOURS: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – February 21, 2017

Jean Grosse, Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Brazeau, Oconto County
Dated: February 3, 2017

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT  – Spring Primary – February 21, 2017

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, email or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.  All Municipal clerks must be available by appointment, Friday, February 17, 2017 until 5 p.m.

Town of Brazeau

Jean Grosse (920) 897-3855

10892 Parkway Road Pound, WI 54161

Hours:  Mon. – Wed. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. by appt. only

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.*

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

*Extended in-person absentee voting hours may be available by appointment.

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, February 21, 2017.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

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SPRING ELECTION

TOWN OF BRAZEAU, OCONTO COUNTY, WI 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that an election will be held in the Town of Brazeau on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.   The term of offices is for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 

Office                                                         Incumbent

Chairperson                                              Ryan Wendt

Supervisor                                                Gerald Kempka

Supervisor                                                Scott Thomson

Clerk-Treasurer                                        Jean Grosse

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2016, and the final day of filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the office of the town clerk/treasurer.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if an incumbent does not seek reelection, incumbent office holder must file notification of noncandidacy for the 2017 Spring Election.  The deadline for filing the notification of noncandidacy for the 2017 Spring Election is Friday, December 23, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Done in the Town of Brazeau, Oconto County

Jean Grosse, Clerk/Treasurer

November 16, 2016

 

 

State of Wisconsin Election Commission

The State of Wisconsin Election Commission has all the forms available for download at their web site. Below are links to some of the most requested forms.

GAB-121 Absentee Ballot Request

EL-131 Voter Registration Application

To check the status of your absentee ballot or check your voter history