VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR THE SPRING ELECTION & PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE APRIL 7, 2020 ELECTION

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.


Thank you!

The Ridgeway Village Board of Trustees, Staff and Ridgeway Marshal want to extend a big thank you to residents, businesses, and visitors for their cooperation during our recent snow operations.

Following the alternate side of street parking really facilitates keeping roadways clear and safe!

Thank you for your cooperation.


03-04-2020 Notice of Possible Quorum

Be it hereby notified that a quorum of the Village of Ridgeway Board of Trustees may be present for inspection of maintenance issues at the Ridgeway Elementary School, 208 Jarvis Street, on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.
No action will be taken by the Ridgeway Board of Trustees at this gathering of the Dodegville School District Building & Grounds Committee and Dodgeville School District Finance Committee.

RES Attendance Summary, Maintenance Needs, Enrollment Projections McGraw Jacobson 02.11.2020


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


2019 Property Tax

The Village office is NOT open on Fridays. First installment property tax payments need to be received by the taxing jurisdiction (or postmarked) by Friday January 31, 2020. First installments not received (or postmarked) by the due date must be made out to and paid at the Iowa County Treasurers Office, located in the Courthouse. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lori or Hailey at the Village office at 608-924-5881.