Election & Voting Information
Pursuant to Statute 7.515(5) the Village of Lake Delton Clerk is required to post a statement of the number of absentee ballots that have been mailed but not returned. That number is 12 of 14 as of 2/19/2018 for the February 20, 2018 Spring Primary Election.
Polling Place Accessibility and Assistance
The ExpressVote can serve every eligible voter, including those with special needs. As a fully compliant ADA voting solution, the ExpressVote allows both standing and seated voters to mark and cast their vote summary cards independently. An accessible keypad equipped with braille and the ability to use rocker panel and Sip-and-Puff devices make the ExpressVote a truly universal solution.
Seniors or other voters, who prefer to vote an optical scan ballot, who prefer to, sit down while voting may choose to make selections at the low tabletop and chair. It will also accommodate voters who use wheelchairs.
Optical scan ballots (Paper Ballots) are usually marked in one of the standing voting booths.
If you have difficulty marking an optical scan ballot or making selections on the touch screen, you may request assistance from a friend, relative or election official.
Under Wisconsin state law, the individual providing assistance must sign the Certificate of Elector Assistance on front of the ballot.
Hand-held magnifying glass for visually impaired voters is available for marking the optical scan ballots. Ask an election official to use one at the polling place.
The ExpressVote screen can be magnified and resolution changed by each voter to their desired need.
How to run for Village Trustee FAQ’s:
Am I Eligible to Run for Village Trustee? If you answer yes to the following: Citizen of the United States of America , Resident of the Village of Lake Delton, 18 years of age or older, not a convicted felon and effective in 2006 you must be a registered voter of the Village of Lake Delton
What do I do first? December 1 is the first day to register with Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator and fill out paperwork (EB-1, EB-169, EB-162) before you accept donations or begin campaigning or circulating papers for the spring election.
What is the earliest date to circulate nomination papers? Papers for the spring election, may not be circulated prior to December 1
When is the deadline for filing nomination papers? They must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday in January preceding the election
What is the minimum number of signatures required? (Get 20% extra) 20
Do I need to file campaign finance reports? If you don’t anticipate accepting contributions, making disbursements, incurring loans, or other obligations exceeding $1,000.00 and you don’t anticipate accepting contributions exceeding $100.00 from one source in a calendar year, then you may be exempt from filing campaign finance reports.
Who can sign my nomination papers?
- Each signer must live within the Village of Lake Delton
- Electors must sign their own name unless unable to do so because of physical disability.
- A person may not sign for his or her spouse, or for any other person, even when they have been given a power of attorney by that person.
- Only one signature per person for the same office is valid.
- A complete address, including municipality of residence for voting purposes, and the street and number, if any, of the residence, (or postal address if it is located in the jurisdiction that the candidate seeks to represent), shall be listed for each signature on the nomination paper.
- The date of the signature must be included.
- The elector must be 18 years of age at the time the paper is signed.
These are the forms you will get from the Village Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator:
- EB-1 Campaign Registration Statement
- EB-162 Declaration of Candidacy
- Memorandum Regarding Felony Convictions
- EB-169 Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office
- IRS Registration and Filing Requirement
- GABIS-7 Ballot Access Checklist for Municipal Candidates where Nomination Papers are Used
- Campaign Finance and Bookkeeping Manual
Can I purchase a copy of voter’s names and mailing address for Village of Lake Delton, can I get that from the Municipal Clerk?
No, you will need to see information under the Voter Date List tab
G.A.B. Launches BADGER Voters – An Online Voter Data Request Site
The G.A.B. now offers BADGER Voters, (http://BADGERVoters.gab.wi.gov), a website designed to allow users to request, generate a price quote for, purchase, and download Wisconsin voter registration and election participation data from the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). Users can complete this entire process online and independently 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Wisconsin statutes and administrative rules establish the cost of purchasing SVRS data. The price is $25 plus $5 per 1,000 voter records, rounded to the nearest 1,000. The minimum charge is $30 and the maximum cost is $12,500 (2.475 million or more voter records). Rather than first contacting G.A.B. staff or a municipal or county clerk, individuals can make any of six standard requests independently through the Badger Voters website. These include data requests for:
- all statewide registered voters
- all registered voters in a jurisdiction or district
- voters in specific elections
- permanent absentee voters
- absentee voters in a specific election
- absentee ballot requests within a given date range
The site also allows users to submit a custom data request that is outside of the standard requests. Such requests require additional staff time to process, and additional charges may apply which could exceed the $12,500 cost limit. A detailed manual is available on the site under Help and FAQs on the left-side menu and at this link: BADGER Voters Manual.
In order to access the BADGER Voters website, requesters must first obtain a State of Wisconsin username and password by registering for a Wisconsin External Domain Account (WIEXT). This account provides users with access to multiple State of Wisconsin web applications, including the BADGER Voters website. Users can purchase the data by using a MasterCard or Visa credit card, electronic funds transfer (EFT, or “e-check”), or online through a secure website managed by the State of Wisconsin. Payments by check or cash via mail or in-person are still acceptable.
The BADGER Voters site achieves several G.A.B. goals, including:
- helping to reduce the workload of local election officials
- improving public access to election information
- using technology to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and the quality of customer service
Requesters who are unable to access the BADGER Voters site to submit their voter data request or download the file should contact the G.A.B. Help Desk at GABHelpDesk@wi.gov or (608) 261-2028.
How to vote on Election Day at the Polling Place?
Procedure for registered elector (or after filling out a complete Election Day Registration form) appearing at the Polling Place.
1. The elector MUST announce his or her name to the election inspectors. Along with correct physical address.
2. The elector will be asked for PHOTO ID
Please see below for a list of documents that constitute acceptable photo ID:
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
- A Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
- A U.S. passport
Identifications above must have an expiration date after the November 2, 2010 election.
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
- An unexpired driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT
- An unexpired identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
- An unexpired identification card issued by a Wisconsin-accredited university or college that contains the following:– Date of issuance, Signature of student, and expiration date not later than two years after date of issuance. Student must also provide proof of enrollment with ID
3. The Voter MUST make their signature on the poll list next to his or her name. If the voter refuses, a ballot shall not be issued.
4. A voter number will then be assigned to the elector
5. Once the elector’s voter number has been recorded on both poll lists, he or she is given their ballot. Be sure to ask if you have any questions about how to correctly cast your ballot.
6. Elector goes directly to the voting booth to mark his or her ballot.
7. The Elector then places his or her voted ballot into the ballot box.
8. The voter should then leave the polling place unless he or she intends to stay as an observer. (See below).
How long may a voter linger at the polling place on election day?
Anyone can remain at the polling place for purposes of observing the election. They must sign in to be an observer. They may not, however, interfere with the orderly conduct of the election. A candidate must leave the polling place after voting to avoid the appearance of electioneering.