Polling Place for the Spring Primary

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

At the Spring Primary to be held on February 18, 2020, in the Village of Ridgeway, the following polling place locations will be used for the village:

Location

Village Hall/Fire Station

113 Dougherty Court

Ridgeway, WI 53582

ALL POLLING PLACES OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

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

Hailey Roessler

113 Dougherty Court

(608) 924-5881

Monday through Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm

 

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

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Notice of Meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as the Local Canvassing Board for the purpose of conducting the local canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 7.51.  This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.


Notice of Spring Primary & Sample Ballot

Notice of Spring Primary and Sample Ballots

 February 18, 2020

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE OF RIDGEWAY CLERK TO THE VOTERS OF RIDGEWAY:

Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in Ridgeway on February 18, 2020, 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 does not have acceptable photo identification the voter may obtain a free photo ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.  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 make a mark (X) in the square 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 make a mark (X) in the square next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using a tactile ballot marking device (Vote-PAD) to mark a paper ballot, the voter shall obtain from the inspectors, the assistive device and any audio or dexterity aids if required.  The voter shall fill in the oval or 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 fill in the oval or connect the arrow on the write-in line. On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval or 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.

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 in a manner that would reveal how the ballot is marked.

Spoiled Ballots

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 deposit the voted ballot in the ballot box or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit and 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.

Sample Ballot


TYPE E 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, 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

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 or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

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, FEBRUARY 13TH, 2020.

Note: 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.

Hailey Roessler, Elections Clerk/Deputy Clerk

(608) 924 -5881

113 Dougherty Court

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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

February 4th, 2020

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

February 14th, 2020

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

(February 17, 2020)

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 February 18th, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.


2020 Spring Election Notices

The 2020 Spring Election is being held April 7, 2020.

VILLAGE TRUSTEES UP FOR RE-ELECTION ARE:
Matthew Hoftiezer
Rick Short
Kellee Venden

County Supervisors up for re-election are:

District 1-Douglas Richter District 12-Tom Forbes
District 2-Stephen Deal District 13-Richard Rolfsmeyer
District 3-Mark Storti District 14-John M. Meyers
District 4-Daniel Nankee District 15-Joseph Bruce Paull
District 5-Ronald Benish District 16-Jeremy Meek
District 6-David Gollon District 17-Judy Lindholm
District 7-Curt Peterson District 18-Justin O’Brien
District 8-Joan Davis District 19-Donald Leix
District 9-Alex Ray District 20-Mel Masters
District 10-Bruce Haag District 21-Kevin Butteris
District 11-James Griffiths

To view the full notices click HERE  and scroll down to 2020 Election Notices.

Would you like to be involved in municipal government? Give back to your community? Be involved in the happenings of the Village?
If you answered YES to any of these questions consider getting your name on the ballot in April!!
Stop in the Village Office or click HERE to be directed to the Elections page of our website for more Election information.

 


Village Board-Spring 2019

Village of Ridgeway – Home We NEED you!!

Get involved, learn what it takes to successfully run the Village. The incumbents for President and a Trustee for The Village of Ridgeway did not timely file a Notification of Noncandidacy by the statutory deadline of December 21, 2018 and did not file the proper paperwork for access to the ballot by January 2, 2019. Per Wis. Stat. § 8.10(2)(a), the deadline for filing ballot access documents is extended for 72 hours for the President and Trustee. Any qualified electors may file a CF-1 Campaign Registration Statement, EL-162 Declaration of Candidacy and nomination papers containing at least 20 signatures of qualified electors of the Village of Ridgeway with the Village Clerk of the Village of Ridgeway no later than close of business on Monday, January 7, 2019. However, no signature of an elector on a nomination paper may be dated after Saturday, January 5th. The above mentioned forms are available on the Village website here

Call the Village office at 608-924-5881 with any questions or if you need additional information.


11-5-18 Election Day access to TOWN of Ridgeway Town Hall

TOWN of Ridgeway Residents:

For the election tomorrow, there will be two ways to access the Town Hall.
1. You will need to travel West on US 18-151, then at Cty Y do a U turn and head back east. Turn right onto Prairie Road to the Town Hall.
2. You will also be able to come up Prairie Road off Cty H. People will be able to come up to the roundabout from Prairie Road on the south end, take this to the roundabout and take a right at the roundabout and use the new CTH HHH to get to the Town Hall.

There won’t be any construction blocking either of these access routes.

CTH BB is closed.

PLEASE SHARE THIS AS TO GET THE INFORMATION OUT TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.


2018 Fall Election

The 2018 Fall Election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Ridgeway Fire Station. 

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, 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.

For more information on Absentee voting click here to be directed to the News & Notices page and scroll to the bottom for Election Notices.

For other information regarding Elections, click here to be directed to the Election Information page.

To view the sample ballots click the links below:
SAMPLE Partisan Ballot
SAMPLE School Referendum Ballot

DO YOUR PART AND VOTE


Primary Election 02-20-18

A primary election will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. For more information go to the Elections page.

A public test of the voting equipment will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3:00 pm -4:00 pm