VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
An 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
- has resided in the ward or municipality where they wish to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election.
The elector must also be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued*.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
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 make written application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.
Your written request must include:
- your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote
- the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different from the address above
- your signature
- a copy of your photo identification*
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, March 30, 2023.**
*Voters who are indefinitely confined due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability may not be required to provide photo ID. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
**Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined, 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.
Tim McCumber, Village of Lake Delton, Clerk/Treasurer
35 Miller Drive, P.O. Box 87, Lake Delton, WI 53940 (608) 254-2558
Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday
between the hours of 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (except Friday, March 31 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is March 21, 2023; and
the last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is no later than April 2, 2023,
or as set by the municipal clerk’s posted absentee voting hours.
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 proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on April 4, 2023. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
Village of Lake Delton
Notice of Public Test
Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the election equipment (the DS200 and the Express Vote) to be used at the Spring Election to be held on April 4, 2023, in the Village of Lake Delton, will be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 8:30 am in the Frank Fischer Senior Center; 30 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S. The Public Test of Electronic Voting Equipment is open to the general public.
Notice of Location and Hours of Polling Place
At the Spring Election to be held on April 4, 2023, in the Village of Lake Delton, the Frank Fischer Senior Center; 30 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S.; will be used for ALL WARDS (Wards 1, 2,3-6, 7) on Election Day.
The polling place will open at 7:00 A.M. and will close at 8:00 P.M. The polling location is accessible to elderly and voters with disabilities.
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.
Tim McCumber, Village Administrator – Clerk – Treasurer
35 Miller Drive (Lake Delton Police Department)
Mon – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm; Friday 8am – 2pm
Voters who have been issued a provisional ballot on Election Day have until 4:00 pm on April 7, 2023 to cure their ballot by returning with the required documentation to the Lake Delton Police Department, 35 Miller Drive, in order for their ballot to be included in the final count.
Dated this 7th day of March 2023
Village Administrator – Clerk – Treasurer
Notice of Spring Election and Sample Ballots April 4, 2023
Office of the Sauk County Clerk
To the voters of Sauk County:
Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Sauk County on April 4, 2023, 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 in the sample ballot below.
Information to Voters
Upon entering the polling place and before being permitted to vote, a voter shall:
- state their name and address
- show an acceptable form of photo identification*
- sign the poll book**
*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 the voter is unable to sign the poll book due to disability, a poll worker may write the word “exempt.”
If a voter is not registered to vote, they may register to vote at the polling place serving their residence if the voter provides proof of residence.
Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot.
Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall enter a voting booth or go to a machine and cast their ballot. The vote should not be cast in any manner other than specified here. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in marking their ballot may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.
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 advise or indicate a particular voting choice.
Assistance for Voting
A voter may select an individual to assist in casting their vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that they are unable to read, have difficulty reading, writing, or understanding English, or that due to disability are unable to cast their 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.
Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
The voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend 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 their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and fill in the oval next to the write-in line.
When using an electronic ballot marking device (“ExpressVote” to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen or use the tactile pad to select 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.
After Voting the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is marked the voter may insert the ballot in the voting device or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.
If a voter spoils an optical scan ballot, they 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 following is a sample of the official ballot:
sample ballots Ward 2 BSD NO VOTERS
Rebecca C. Evert Sauk County Clerk
SAUK COUNTY – APRIL 4, 2023 SPRING ELECTION CANDIDATE LISTING
Justice of the Supreme Court
(Vote for One)
Janet C. Protasiewicz
Court of Appeals Judge, District 4
(Vote for One)
Village of Lake Delton
(Vote for One)
(Vote for not more than Three)
Cary M. Brandt
Wisconsin Dells School District
School Board Member, Area 1
(Vote for One)
Erik T. Backhaus
School Board Member, Area 2
(Vote for One)
Joey Van Dinter
School Board Member, Area 3
(Vote for One)
STATE REFERENDUM Type C Notice of Referendum
QUESTION 1: “Conditions of release before conviction. Shall section 8 (2) of article I of the constitution be amended to allow a court to impose on an accused person being released before conviction conditions that are designed to protect the community from serious harm?”
QUESTION 2: “Cash bail before conviction. Shall section 8 (2) of article I of the constitution be amended to allow a court to impose cash bail on a person accused of a violent crime based on the totality of the circumstances, including the accused’s previous convictions for a violent crime, the probability that the accused will fail to appear, the need to protect the community from serious harm and prevent witness intimidation, and potential affirmative defenses?”
QUESTION 3: “Shall able-bodied, childless adults be required to look for work in order to receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits?”