2023 Election Dates for TOWN OF WRIGHTSTOWN
- Spring Primary Election is February 21
- Spring Election is April 4
- Polls Hours are always 7:00 am.. to 8:00 p.m.
- Voting for Town of Wrightstown residents is at 1527 Day Street, Greenleaf WI
Link to more information in elections and legal notices: https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/county-clerk/elections/election-legal-notices/
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS BY MAIL - go to MyVote.WI.gov to make your request. It will be forwarded to your local clerk.
Please call 920-532-0607 for an appointment to vote prior to the election..
TO VIEW YOUR ELECTION BALLOT before coming to the poll - go to MyVote Wisconsin website. Search your ballot by address for each election. Click on Search My ballot - enter your address - and there it is! This is the website if you want to copy and paste into your browser (or click the link below)
VOTER ID REQUIREMENT
These are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 6, 2018 election):
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended, with or without a star in the right-hand corner.
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card, with or without a star in the right-hand corner.
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
- Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
- A U.S. passport
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)
- A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment. (May be used even if expired before the most recent general election.)
These photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:
- NEW: A veteran’s photo identification card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
- A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- A temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 180 days)
- A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.
THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD HAS DETERMINED THAT ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS FOR REGISTERED ELECTORS MAY BE MADE BY EMAILING THE TOWN CLERK BUT YOU MUST INCLUDE THE PROPER VOTER ID as noted above. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
ON ELECTION DAY ALL VOTERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:
1 - SHOW YOUR VALID PHOTO ID AS NOTED ABOVE
2 - STATE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
3 - SIGN THE POLL BOOK before you are issued a ballot
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT is 28 DAYS - Electors that have moved within Wisconsin less than 28 days before the election must vote from their previous address. They may vote at the polling place for their previous address, or by absentee ballot in the municipality of their previous address.
Voters must provide proof of residence if they are:
- First-time registrants in Wisconsin, and they are registering by mail.
- Registering in the clerk’s office during the “Closed Registration” period less than 20 days before the election.
- Registering at the polls on Election Day.
All proof of residence documents must include the voter’s current address.
- A current and valid Wisconsin driver license or identification card.
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
- Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
- A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
- A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
- A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before Election Day. Electronic statements may be used only if printed.
- Bank statement. Electronic statements may be used only if printed.
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
- An affidavit on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
- Residential lease. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
ABSENTEE VOTING REQUIREMENTS
IF YOU ARE RETURNING A REQUEST FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT (i.e. postcard from a political organization) YOU RECEIVED IN THE MAIL - BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR PHOTO ID IF YOUR PHOTO ID IS NOT ON FILE.
Regular absentee voters requesting a ballot by mail must be a registered voter and must sign their request. INDIVIDUAL email requests are acceptable. You must send a copy of your valid photo ID used for voting - as noted above. If you are not registered in the Town of Wrightstown, you must register prior to requesting an absentee ballot. All requests must be received by Thursday 5 p.m. prior to election.
In-person voters in the clerk’s office must show their photo ID to the clerk or staff. The staff member will initial the absentee envelope to indicate the voter provided proof of ID. In-person absentee voters must always show their ID, even if they have already provided a copy of their ID to the municipal clerk. Call to schedule an appointment.
Absentee voting closes at 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday prior to Election Day.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Donna Martzahl, Town Clerk at (920) 532-0607 or email me at email@example.com
Forms should be mailed to Donna Martzahl, Town Clerk, P O Box 175, Greenleaf, WI 54126.
HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL IN WISCONSIN, AND HAVE YOUR VOTE COUNTED
We have a very good system for voting by mail in Wisconsin. The problems we saw in the April election were mainly due to people requesting their ballots too close to the election day, and lawsuits that changed the rules that normally apply. For the August and November elections, we can make sure it goes more smoothly. Please share this information with your fellow Wisconsites.
Since we don't know if the virus will spike again in the fall, I'm encouraging everyone to request your absentee ballot now for the August election. Here's how to do it, and make it count:
1. Request your absentee ballot on MyVote.WI.Gov. Do it today. It takes around 2 minutes.
2. If this is your first time requesting an absentee ballot, you'll have to upload a picture of your PHOTO ID. This is the same ID you would use to show at the polls, usually a driver license. It's easiest to use a smart phone or a tablet to do this. We've prepared a video that may help you: https://bit.ly/3agKiZx
3. After you request your ballot, go back to MyVote.WI.Gov and track the status. It should show that you have requested a ballot. If it doesn't show within a few days, call your clerk (you can find your clerk under MyVoterInfo on the MyVote website.)
4. Your local clerk will mail you the ballot when it's available, usually 3-4 weeks before the election. You can go to MyVote and see whether it's been mailed. If you don't receive it 2 weeks before the election, call your clerk.
5. If you decide to vote in person, you can do that, as long as you haven't already mailed back your ballot. It helps to bring the ballot back with you, but it's not necessary.
6. If you're worried about the return mail, many municipalities have a drop box available, or you can bring it to the early voting hours that your clerk provides. This is still safer than the crowds on election day.
7. Your ballot must be RECEIVED by the clerk by 8 pm on election day. If you're mailing it, allow at least a week for it to get to your clerk. Under normal Wisconsin law, postmarks don't matter. It simply has to be received by election day. Again, the problems with the spring election were due to lawsuits that pushed out the return deadline, but then required a postmark. For the August and November elections, we will back to normal rules.
8. When you seal your ballot envelope make sure it has three things: your signature, your witness' signature, and your witness' address. Your witness can be any adult U.S. citizen.
Questions? Need a witness? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE OF ELECTION -PARTISAN PRIMARY—AUGUST 9, 2022 AND
GENERAL ELECTION—NOVEMBER 8, 2022
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
BROWN COUNTY, WISCONSIN
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, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 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.
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 election. 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 your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, (if different), your signature and a copy of your photo identification.*
THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS:
5 P.M. ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 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 to home or a care facility, 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.
THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS JULY 26, 2022. Please call 920-532-0607 to schedule an appointment.
THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS NO LATER THAN THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, AUGUST 7, 2022.
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 August 9, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.