03.16.2020 Contacting the Village Office

Please make sure you are contacting the Village Office via phone (608-924-5881) or through village email ([email protected] or [email protected]) .

If we are busy assisting someone else, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

All business should be handled through these proper channels for staff to best serve your needs and perform their jobs in compliance with all state regulations.

Office Closed Thursday, March 12th

The Village of Ridgeway Office will be closed Thursday, March 12th while staff attends the WMCA District 4 Meeting. The office will re-open Friday, March 13th at 8:00 am.


Reminder: If you are leaving payments in the drop box, please place in a protective covering (such as a sandwich bag).

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE – April 7, 2020 Spring Election & Presidential Preference

At the Spring Election and Presidential Preference to be held on April 7, 2020, in the Village of Ridgeway, the following polling place location will be used for the village:


Village Hall/Fire Station | 113 Dougherty Court | Ridgeway, WI 53582


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

Hailey Roessler or Lori Phelan

113 Dougherty Court

(608) 924-5881

Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.


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.



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, April 2, 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.

113 Dougherty Court

Ridgeway, WI 53582

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Clerk Phone: (608) 924 -5881

Hailey Roessler, Elections Clerk/Deputy Clerk


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

March 17, 2020

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

April 3, 2020

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 polling place before the polls close on April 7, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

It is a Census Year: Make sure you and everyone in your household is counted!

Next month, you will receive an invite on how to respond to the census. Getting a complete and accurate census count is critically important. That’s why your response is required by law. If you do not respond, the U.S. Census Bureau will follow up in person to collect your response. More information is available online.

We need your help to count everyone in our community by providing basic information about all adults, children, and babies living or staying at your address.

Results from the 2020 Census will be used to:
● Direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services.
● Help us prepare to meet transportation and emergency readiness needs.
● Determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and your political representation at all levels of government.

Be counted! Your personal information is kept confidential. The Census Bureau is bound by federal law to protect your information, and your data is used only for statistical purposes.

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Money or donations.
  • Anything on behalf of a political party.
  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau (or any government organization) contacts you via email or phone and asks you for one of these things, it’s a scam, and you should not cooperate. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.