Sunday, April 5, 2020

Elections

2020 ELECTIONS

February 18th – Spring Primary 

360 votes cast
20% of the 1,846 registered voters
7% of the ballots were cast Absentee/Absentee-In Person

April 7th – Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary

Sample Ballots (by school district):     Middleton-Cross Plains      Sauk Prairie     Waunakee

LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

The polling location for all Town of Springfield voters for the Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Election is at Town Hall.

Polling places are accessible to elderly & disabled voters and will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Springfield Town Hall                  

6157 County Hwy P,                    

Dane, WI    53529                                  

Dianah Fayas, Town Clerk Treasurer                  

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors 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 ELECTION & PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE & Sample Ballots – Apr. 7, 2020

OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK

TO THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD

Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in the Town of Springfield, on Apr. 7, 2020, at which the officers named on the ballots above shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given on the ballots above.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state their name & address, show an acceptable form of photo ID & sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving their 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 their 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.

The voter shall fill in the oval next to the candidate’s name for each office for which (s)he 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 candidate of their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote & fill in the oval. On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (“ExpressVote”) to mark an optical scan ballot, 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.

After Voting the Ballot

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. After casting his or her vote, the voter shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his/her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that (s)he is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his/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.

A sample ballot can be found above.                                

August 11th – Partisan Primary

November 3rd – General and Presidential Election

Poll Workers Needed

At this time, Wisconsin’s April 7th Spring Election and Presidential Preference will be held as scheduled. 

The Town of Springfield is recruiting qualified individuals (see below) to work the polls on election day.

Election workers are paid $9 per hour, with a.m. & p.m. shifts typically 7-9 hours; training, supervision and meals are provided, no experience necessary. 

Please keep this opportunity in mind for persons that may be out of work due to pandemic conditions and forward and share accordingly.  Applicants can contact town hall to apply.

Election Inspector REQUIREMENTS:

  • Read, write & understand English,
  • May not be a candidate on the ballot,
  • Qualified elector of Dane county:  U.S. citizen, 18 or older, resided in Dane county for 10 days prior to election. 
  • NOTE:  workers are NOT required to live in the Town of Springfield, just in Dane county.

For residents who would like to avoid the lines and germs on Election Day, April 7th, absentee voting is a wonderful option! 

Voters can request a ballot be mailed to them, or they can vote in person at town hall up through Friday, April 3rd.

  • To have a ballot mailed to you:   Visit www.MyVote.wi.gov to request an absentee ballot.  You may also make a written request to town hall, that includes:  your voting address in the Town, the address where the ballot should be mailed, and your signature.  Please note, you may be required to submit photo identification with your application. The deadline for requesting a ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020. 
  • In Person Absentee Voting:  Voters can also vote in-person at Town Hall during regular office hours prior to election day.  Town hall is open M 8-5; T-Th. 8-4; Fri. 8-12 noon.  In-person voting ends on Friday, April 3rd

For the traditional voter who enjoys the excitement of Election Day, polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm at town hall.  Our election inspectors are happy to assist you.  Extra efforts will be taken to limit exposure and transmission of seasonal illnesses, such as influenza and COVID 19.  Staff will be regularly disinfecting common surfaces, voting booths and election equipment throughout the day; election workers will minimize the handling of documents between workers and voters; voters will receive a disinfected pen they will use and return when they’re done voting, rather than using a common pen in the poll booths; and, hand sanitizer and tissues will be available at each station.


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 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 MyVote.wi.gov

Any request for an absentee ballot 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 MyVote.wi.gov.

To receive an absentee ballot by mail:

The deadline to apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

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 in person before the election by absentee ballot

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in person at Springfield Town Hall, 6157 CTH P, Dane, WI during regular business hours Mar. 16 – Apr. 3, 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 Mon. Apr. 6th, the day before the election.

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 Apr. 7, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD

 NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE AND SPRING ELECTION

 APRIL 7, 2020

STATE OF WISCONSIN
DANE COUNTY

 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