Thursday, January 23, 2020



February 18th – Spring Primary       (Sample Ballot)

April 7th – Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary

August 11th – Partisan Primary

November 3rd – General and Presidential Election


 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 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.

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  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 for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by email or at

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm, Feb. 13, 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 person at Springfield Town Hall, 6157 CTH P, Dane, WI during regular business hours Jan. 27 – Feb. 14, 2020.                             

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M                                                                     

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. T-Th     

8:00 a.m. – Noon   Fri.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election (Mon. 2/17).

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



 APRIL 7, 2020


 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Springfield, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the incumbents listed. The term for Supervisor III and IV will be two years and begin on April 21, 2020.

OFFICE                                         INCUMBENT

Town Board Supervisor III           Arthur E. Meinholz

Town Board Supervisor IV            Daniel Dresen                        

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2019, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

What do I do if I want to run for a local office?

New candidates file a campaign registration statement before funds are collected or spent and before nomination papers are submitted.  SS 11.0202(1a), 11.05(2g), 11.10(1)

Continuing candidates file an amended campaign registration statement indicating the office sought and the new primary and election dates before funds are collected or spent or before nomination papers are submitted.  SS 11.0202(1a), 11.05(2g), 11.10(1)

All candidates must file before circulating nomination papers.

A current form must be filed with the Town Clerk by January 7, 2020 or the candidate’s name will not be placed on the ballot.  SS 8.10(5), 8.30(2), 120.06(6)(b)

Nomination papers may not be circulated before December 1st.  SS 8.10(2)  Only original nomination papers (no photocopies, faxes, or emailed documents) will be accepted.

All nomination papers must be submitted to the Town Clerk by 5:00 p.m. January 7, 2020

The number of signatures required for town offices are 20-100.  Must be qualified electors.

This form must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on January 7, 2020 or the candidate’s name will not be placed on the ballot.  SS 8.10(5), 8.21, 8.30(4).

Spring Primary Date:  February 18, 2020

Spring Election Date:  April 7, 2020

Questions, please call #849-7887.    Thank you.