IMPORTANT UPDATE 4/4/20: In-Person & Voting By Absentee Ballot for Spring Election & Presidential Preference - April 7, 2020

April 2020 Spring Election & Presidential Preference
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
 

Request Absentee Ballot:  MyVoteWisconsin
 
LAST UPDATED: 4:00pm - 4/4/2020

Absentee Ballot Requests (4/4/20 4:00pm): 2812 (51.4%)
TOV Registered Voters: 5,469


4/4/20:

The Town of Vernon Clerk/Treasurer's office has issued 2,812 absentee ballots for the April 7, 2020 Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary. The Town of Vernon has 5,469 registered voters, 51.4% requested absentee ballots. Of those 2,812 ballots issued, 2,143 ballots have been returned, leaving 669 still outstanding...

JUST A REMINDER: If you received an absentee ballot by mail, please be sure to pay close attention to strict requirements and deadlines. In addition to your option of returning your ballot via USPS, there are two 24/7 secure ballot drop off sites available outside of the Town Hall: (1) Deposit slot located on the main building to the right of the Town Hall doors and (2) the large grey mail/parcel box located at the Town Hall parking lot entrance. Both of these locations are secure and monitored. Please return your ballot ASAP.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Please be sure to sign the ballot certification envelope and that it also includes your witness's signature & their full address. It is a requirement and failure to do so will result in your ballot not being counted.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these unprecedented times. Any questions or concerns regarding Town of Vernon elections, please do not hesitate to contact us at 262-662-2039.


4/3/20:

TODAY - Friday, April 3rd is the LAST DAY for In-Person Absentee Voting at the Town Hall 8:00am to 5:00pm. We are also encouraging voters to BRING with them their own BLACK, BALL POINT INK PEN.

Just a reminder if you received an absentee ballot by mail, please be sure to pay close attention to strict requirements and deadlines. In addition to your option of returning your ballot via USPS, there are two 24/7 secure ballot drop off sites available outside of the Town Hall: (1) Deposit slot located on the main building to the right of the Town Hall doors and (2) the large grey mail/parcel box located at the Town Hall parking lot entrance. Both of these locations are secure and monitored.

PLEASE NOTE: For those voting in person ON Election Day, Tuesday April 7, 2020 Spring Election, ALL WARDS will be RELOCATED to polling locations at the VERNON TOWN HALL at W249S8910 Center Drive. Fire Station #1 will be closed to the public. Per strict CDC guidelines, the Town Hall polling location will be limited to serve three (3) voters at one time. Due to these strict guidelines, extensive wait times are expected. Voters in line will need to be at least 6 feet apart. We ask that only voters report to the polling location and that they please refrain from bringing extended family members or non-voters with them.

We are also encouraging voters to BRING with them their own BLACK, BALL POINT INK PEN.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these unprecedented times.

Any questions or concerns regarding Town of Vernon elections, please do not hesitate to contact us at 262-662-2039.



4/2/20:

UPDATE:  

This afternoon, Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin federal court has issued an order related to absentee ballots for next week’s Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.  The Court ordered the following:

 

1)     The deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots is extended to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.  The Court specifically did not add a requirement for a postmarked-by deadline as long as the ballot is returned by the new deadline.

 

2)     The deadline for receipt of absentee ballot requests by mail, fax or email (and if deemed administratively feasible in the sole discretion of the WEC Administrator, online) is extended to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

 

3)     A witness signature on the absentee ballot certificate envelope is not required if the absentee voter provides a written affirmation or other statement that they were unable to safely obtain a witness certification despite reasonable attempts to do so, provided the ballot is otherwise valid.

TODAY April 2nd is the LAST day to request an absentee ballot BY MAIL. Visit www.myvote.wi.gov to request your ballot by mail. You will be asked to upload your photo ID (e.g., driver’s license). Please be sure to pay close attention to strict requirements and deadlines as we are required to receive your ballot back in our hands by 7:59pm April 7th in order for it to count. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 262-662-2039.

In-Person Absentee Voting is currently in-progress at the Town Hall 8:00am until 4:00pm Thursday April 2nd and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Friday April 3rd, or by appointment (262.662.2039). Friday April 3rd is the LAST day to In-Person Absentee Vote.

PLEASE NOTE: For those voting in person ON Election Day, Tuesday April 7, 2020 Spring Election, ALL WARDS will be RELOCATED to polling locations at the VERNON TOWN HALL at W249S8910 Center Drive. Fire Station #1 will be closed to the public. Per strict CDC guidelines, the Town Hall polling location will be limited to serve three (3) voters at one time. Due to these strict guidelines, extensive wait times are expected. Voters in line will need to be at least 6 feet apart. We ask that only voters report to the polling location and that they please refrain from bringing extended family members or non-voters with them.


3/30/20:

REMINDER: Today (March 30th) is the LAST day to REGISTER to vote or to UPDATE your voter registration ON-LINE with regards to the April 7th election. We STRONGLY urge you to REGISTER or UPDATE your registration ON-LINE.  Registration is available at polling location on day of election, HOWEVER...

PLEASE NOTE: For those wishing to vote and/or REGISTER ON Election Day, Tuesday April 7, 2020 Spring Election, ALL WARDS will be RELOCATED to polling locations at the VERNON TOWN HALL at W249S8910 Center Drive. Fire Station #1 will be closed to the public. Per strict CDC guidelines, the Town Hall polling location will be limited to serve three (3) voters at one time. Due to these strict guidelines, EXTENSIVE WAIT TIMES ARE EXPECTED. Voters in line will need to be at least 6 feet apart. We ask that only voters report to the polling location and that they please refrain from bringing extended family members or non-voters with them.

TO REGISTER/UPDATE REGISTRATION ON-LINE: MYVOTE.WI.GOV


3/24/20:

For those voting in person on
 Election Day, Tuesday April 7, 2020 Spring ElectionALL WARDS will be RELOCATED to polling locations at the VERNON TOWN HALL at W249S8910 Center Drive. Fire Station #1 will be closed to the public. Per strict CDC guidelines, the Town Hall polling location will be limited to serve three (3) voters at one time.  Due to these strict guidelines, extensive wait times are expected. Voters in line will need to be at least 6 feet apart.  We ask that only voters report to the polling location and that they please refrain from bringing extended family members or non-voters with them.  Again, you are strongly urged to vote absentee.

3/22/20:
A Federal judge has ordered the Wisconsin Election Commission to reopen ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION until March 30th due to COVID-19.
Register Today:  INFO 

3/21/20:
IF YOU ARE VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL:
TO ENSURE YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF YOUR TOWN RESIDENTS & POLL WORKERS, PLEASE BE SURE TO SEAL YOUR RETURN BALLOT ENVELOPE USING
A GLUE STICK OR LIGHTLY MOISTEN FLAP WITH TAP WATER. 
PLEASE REFRAIN FROM LICKING ENVELOPE TO SECURE IT.  THANK YOU.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CLERK/TREASURER:  As of now, beginning Monday March 16th thru Friday April 3rd, the Town of Vernon will have available In-Person Absentee Voting for the April 7th Spring Election at the Clerk/Treasurer's office M-F from 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday March 28th from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Sunday March 29th from 9:00apm to Noon, OR by appointment. 

We ask, however, that if you have a fever or are ill, to refrain from participating in this in-person absentee voting at this time until you are free of symptoms OR you may want to consider getting an absentee ballot via mail by contacting us at Town Hall or going to WWW.MYVOTE.WI.GOV. You can also email the Clerk/Treasurer’s office to determine if we have a copy of your photo ID on file and if we do you can email your Absentee Ballot request directly to clerk@townofvernon.org.  

Town of Vernon strongly urges anyone who is concerned about Coronavirus COVID-19 exposure to make plans NOW to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary. Make sure you are registered to vote at your current address and with your current name and request an absentee ballot as soon as possible at www.myvote.wi.gov

As further information/guidelines regarding voting during this pandemic become available, we will advise our residents ASAP. This is a quickly evolving situation and we at the Town of Vernon are monitoring all levels of communication. Thank you.

 

AMENDED NOTICE FOR VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
April 2020 Spring Election & Presidential Preference
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 


VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  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.  Registered voters can also request an absentee ballot by logging into myvote.wi.gov

TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING AND PROVIDE A PHOTO ID.

Contact Karen L. Schuh, municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election.  You may also request an absentee ballot by letter.  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.

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, please contact the Town Clerk/Treasurer.

You can also personally go to the Clerk/Treasurer's office, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.   

 

Town of Vernon
Karen Schuh, Clerk/Treasurer

 

W249 S8910 Center Drive
Vernon, WI 53103              
262/662-2039
www.townofvernon.org

Office Hours:

AMENED HOURS
M-F 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Saturday - March 28th 8:00AM to 4:00PM, Sunday - March 29th 9:00AM to NOON or by appointment

THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M., ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020.  (MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING THE DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT). 

STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK’S OFFICE MUST BEGIN ABSENTEE VOTING ON MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020; HOWEVER, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL CLERK'S OFFICE FOR YOUR MUNICIPALITY'S SCHEDULED DATES AND TIMES FOR IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING. THE LAST DAY AND TIME TO VOTE IN-PERSON ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE IS THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE ELECTION ON APRIL 3, 2020 FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 5 P.M.; HOWEVER, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR MUNICIPALITY FOR EXCEPTIONS.

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, APRIL 7, 2020.  ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL NOT BE COUNTED, PER WISCONSIN STATE STATUTUES!

Published: March 25, 2020, as Class I Legal Notice in Waukesha NOW
POSTED inside and outside the Vernon Town Hall and the Town of Vernon website & Facebook