Elections

Notice of General Election and Sample Ballots

November 8, 2022

Office of the Oconto County Clerk

To the voters of Oconto County

Notice is hereby given of a general election to be held in the several wards in (insert name of county or municipality), on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 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 listed under the title of the office and under the appropriate party or other designation, together with any referendum questions submitted to a vote, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

Upon entering the polling place and before being permitted to vote, a voter shall:

  • state their name and address
  • show an acceptable form of photo identification*
  • sign the poll book**

*If a voter does not have acceptable photo identification, the voter may obtain a free photo ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles. 

**If the voter is unable to sign the poll book due to disability, a poll worker may write the word “exempt.”

If a voter is not registered to vote, they may register to vote at the polling place serving their residence if the voter provides proof of residence. 

Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. 

Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall enter a voting booth or go to a machine and cast their ballot. The vote should not be cast in any manner other than specified here.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in marking their ballot 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.

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 advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Assistance for Voting

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting their vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that they are unable to read, have difficulty reading, writing, or understanding English, or that due to disability are unable to cast their 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. If a voter is unable to state their name and address, an assistant may also do so for the voter.

Where Paper Ballots are Used

The voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend 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 their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.  On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval next to “no” if opposed to the question.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used

The voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend 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 their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and fill in the oval next to the write-in line.  On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (ImageCast Evolution-ICE) to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen or use the tactile pad to select the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall touch the screen next to “write-in” and type in the name of the person of their choice.  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.

Spoiling Ballots

If a voter spoils a paper or optical scan ballot, they 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 paperballot is marked, it shall be folded so that the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show.  The voter shall then deposit their folded ballot in the proper ballot box or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit and leave the polling place promptly.

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

The following is a list of contests and ballot candidates.  A sample of an official ballot will be published in accordance with state statute and each polling location will have samples of official ballots specific to that location posted.

DONE in the City of Oconto on August 24, 2022

Kim Pytleski, Oconto County Clerk

301 Washington Street

Oconto, Wisconsin 54153

920-834-6800

ATTENTION:  All Oconto County voters will vote in their respective districts for the following:

Governor

Tony Evers/Sara Rodriguez, Democratic

Tim Michels/Roger Roth, Republican

Joan Ellis Beglinger/No Candidate, Independent

Attorney General

Josh Kaul, Democratic

Eric Toney, Republican

Secretary of State

Doug La Follette, Democratic

Amy Lynn Loudenbeck, Republican

Neil Harmon, Libertarian

Sharyl R. McFarland, Wisconsin Green Party

State Treasurer

Aaron Richardson, Democratic

John S. Leiber, Republican

Andrew Zuelke, Constitution

United States Senator

Mandela Barnes, Democratic

Ron Johnson, Republican

Representative in Congress, District 8

No Candidate, Democratic

Mike Gallagher, Republican

Jacob J. VandenPlas, Libertarian

Paul David Boucher, Independent

Representative to the Assembly, District 36

Ben Murray, Democratic

Jeffrey L. Mursau, Republican

Sheriff

Todd Skarban, Republican

Clerk of Circuit Court

Trisha L. LeFebre, Republican

If a party is not listed, there was no candidate filing.

Municipalities represented by the 35th, 36th and 89th Assembly Districts are as follows:

District 35:  Towns of Breed, Doty, Lakewood, Mountain, Riverview and Townsend

District 36:  Towns of Bagley, Brazeau, Chase, Gillett, How, Lena, Maple Valley, Morgan, Oconto Falls, Spruce,

and Underhill; Villages of Lena and Suring; Cities of Gillett and Oconto Falls

District 89:  Towns of Abrams, Little River, Little Suamico, Oconto, Pensaukee, Stiles; City of Oconto

Please visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ for more information. 

Referendum Questions:

Oconto Falls School District

INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED

$37,630,000

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Oconto Falls Public School District, Oconto County, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $37,630,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing a new middle school; removal of the existing middle school; improvements to the elementary and high school buildings and grounds including secure entrances and roof replacements/repairs; and equipment acquisition related to said projects.

Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Oconto Falls Public School District be approved?

Coleman School District Ballot
Oconto Falls School District Ballot

Notice of Location and Hours of Polling Place

At the election to be held on November 8, 2022, in the County of Oconto, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:

Town of Brazeau W1&2

Brooke Kriescher (920) 897-3855

10892 Parkway Road, Pound, WI 54161

All polling places will open at 7:00 A.M. and will close at 8:00 P.M.

All polling places are accessible to elderly and voters with disabilities*.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC)

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the MBOC for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

Notice of Meeting of MBOC to Process Rehabilitated Provisional Ballots

If provisional ballots have been issued and are subsequently cured by the voter before 4:30 p.m. on the Friday after the election, the MBOC must meet no later than the following Monday at 9:00 a.m. to process the cured provisional ballots.  This is a public meeting and requires applicable notice.

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen who:

  • will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day.
  • has resided in the ward or municipality where they wish to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. 

The elector must also be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued*. 

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

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 make written application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov. 

Your written request must include:

  1. your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote
  2. the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different from the address above
  3. your signature 
  4. a copy of your photo identification*

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

5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, November 3, 2022**.

*Voters who are indefinitely confined due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability may not be required to provide photo ID. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

**Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

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.

Town of Brazeau

Brooke Kriescher (920) 897-3855

10892 Parkway Road, Pound, WI 54161

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:  Tuesday, October 25, 2022***

***Absentee voting is by appointment only unless noted above.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:  Friday, November 4, 2022 at 5 p.m.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election. 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, November 8, 2022.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.