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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. 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. 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 by mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, 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 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.

Kay C. Mackesey, Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator

50 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South
P O Box 87 Lake Delton, WI 53940-0087
Phone: 608-254-2558 ext 222
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday

 

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Monday, March 23, 2020

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: April 3, 2020

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

 
VILLAGE OF LAKE DELTON
Kay C. Mackesey
Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator 
 
 

 

 

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE
FOR THE VILLAGE OF LAKE DELTON
April 7, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the electors of the Village of Lake Delton that a Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote will be held in Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 in the Village of Lake Delton, Sauk County, Wisconsin on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:

Locations …………………………………………………………………..Wards

Kay C Mackesey Administration Building
50 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South ………………………………….. #1, #2, #3, # 4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal Clerk.

Kay C. Mackesey, Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator
50 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South
P O Box 87 Lake Delton, WI 53940-0087
Phone: 608-254-2558 ext 222
9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Monday through Friday

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 a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

VILLAGE OF LAKE DELTON
Kay C. Mackesey
Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator

 

Notice of Spring Election and Presidential Preference Vote
and Sample Ballots
April 7, 2020

OFFICE OF THE LAKE DELTON CLERK-TREASURER-COORDINATOR

TO THE VOTERS OF THE VILLAGE OF LAKE DELTON:

Notice is hereby given of a Spring Election and a Presidential Preference Vote to be held in the Village of Lake Delton, Sauk County, Wisconsin on April 7, 2020, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. 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, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. 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 a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her 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 his or her 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.

AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE

A voter may cast only one vote in the presidential preference primary.

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
Within the party of his or her choice, the voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice or shall, in the alternative, fill in the oval next to the words “Uninstructed Delegation,” or write in the name of a person of his or her choice for a candidate 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 to select the party of his or her choice. Within the party of his or her choice, the voter shall touch the screen to select the name of the candidate of his or her choice or shall, in the alternative, touch the screen to select the words “Uninstructed Delegation,” or type in the name of a person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

AT THE SPRING ELECTION

Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
The voter shall fill in the oval next to 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 write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided, and fill in the oval next to the write-in line. On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval next to “yes” if in favor of the question or fill in the oval “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 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. On referendum questions, the voter shall touch the screen to select “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen to select “no” if opposed to the question.

Spoiled Ballots
If a voter spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she 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.

After Voting the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the voting device or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.

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

The following is a sample of the official ballot: ( Lake Delton Presidential Spring Election Sample Ballots)

Kay C. Mackesey
Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator

  • Presidential Preference Vote
  • Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals Judge District 4
  • Sauk County Supervisor
  • Village Trustees (3)

 

Notice of Referendum Election

APRIL 7, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the several towns, villages, wards, and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people pursuant to law:

2019 ENROLLED JOINT RESOLUTION 3

 To renumber and amend section 9m of article I; and to create section 9m (1) of article I, section 9m

a. of article I, section 9m (5) of article I and section 9m (6) of article I of the constitution; relating to: the rights of crime victims (second consideration).

Whereas, the 2017 legislature in regular session considered a proposed amendment to the constitution in 2017 Senate Joint Resolution 53, which became 2017 Enrolled Joint Resolution 13, and agreed to it by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, which proposed amendment reads as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 9m of article I of the constitution is renumbered section 9m. (2) (intro.) of article I and amended to read:

[Article I] Section 9m (2) (intro.) This state shall treat crime victims, as defined by law, with fairness, dignity and respect for their privacy. This state shall ensure that crime victims have all of the following privileges and protections as provided by law: In order to preserve and protect victims’ rights to justice and due process throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process, victims shall be entitled to all of the following rights, which shall vest at the time of victimization and be protected by law in a manner no less vigorous than the protections afforded to the accused:

(a) To be treated with dignity, respect, courtesy, sensitivity, and fairness.
(b) To privacy.
(c) To proceedings free from unreasonable delay.
(d) To timely disposition of the case; the opportunity to attend court, free from
unreasonable delay.
(e) Upon request, to attend all proceedings unless the trial court finds sequestration is necessary to a fair trial for the defendant; involving the case.
(f) To reasonable protection from the accused throughout the criminal and juvenile justice process;.
(g) Upon request, to reasonable and timely notification of court proceedings; the
opportunity to.
(h) Upon request, to confer with the prosecution; the opportunity to make a statement to the court at disposition; attorney for the government.
(i) Upon request, to be heard in any proceeding during which a right of the victim
is implicated, including release, plea, sentencing, disposition, parole, revocation, expungement, or pardon.
(j) To have information pertaining to the economic, physical, and psychological effect upon the victim of the offense submitted to the authority with jurisdiction over the case and to have that information considered by that authority.
(k) Upon request, to timely notice of any release or escape of the accused or death of the accused if the accused is in custody or on supervision at the time of death.
(L) To refuse an interview, deposition, or other discovery request made by the accused or any person acting on behalf of the accused.
1. To full restitution; from any person who has been ordered to pay restitution to the victim and to be provided with assistance collecting restitution.
2. To compensation; and as provided by law.
3. Upon request, to reasonable and timely information about the status of the investigation and the outcome of the case and the release of the accused.
4. To timely notice about all rights under this section and all other rights, privileges, or protections of the victim provided by law, including how such rights, privileges, or protections are enforced.

(3) Except as provided under sub. (2) (n), all provisions of this section are self−executing. The legislature shall provide may prescribe further remedies for the violation of this section. Nothing in this section, or in any statute enacted pursuant to this section, shall limit any right of the accused which may be provided by law. and further procedures for compliance with and enforcement of this section.

SECTION 2. Section 9m (1) of article I of the constitution is created to read: [Article I] Section 9m (1) (a) In this section, notwithstanding any statutory right, privilege, or protection, “victim” means any of the following:

  1. A person against whom an act is committed that would constitute a crime if committed by a competent adult.
  2. If the person under subd. 1. is deceased or is physically or emotionally unable to exercise his or her rights under this section, the person’s spouse, parent or legal guardian, sibling, child, person who resided with the deceased at the time of death, or other lawful
  3. If the person under 1. is a minor, the person’s parent, legal guardian or custodian, or other lawful representative.
  4. If the person under 1. is adjudicated incompetent, the person’s legal guardian or other lawful representative.

(b) “Victim” does not include the accused or a person who the court finds would not act in the best interests of a victim who is deceased, incompetent, a minor, or physically or emotionally unable to exercise his or her rights under this section.

SECTION 3. Section 9m (4) of article I of the constitution is created to read: [Article I] Section 9m (4) (a) In addition to any other available enforcement of rights or remedy for a violation of this section or of other rights, privileges, or protections provided by law, the victim, the victim’s attorney or other lawful representative, or the attorney for the government upon request of the victim may assert and seek in any circuit court or before any other authority of competent jurisdiction, enforcement of the rights in this section and any other right, privilege, or protection afforded to the victim by law. The court or other authority with jurisdiction over the case shall act promptly on such a request and afford a remedy for the violation of any right of the victim. The court or other authority with jurisdiction over the case shall clearly state on the record the reasons for any decision regarding the disposition of a victim’s right and shall provide those reasons to the victim or the victim’s attorney or other lawful representative.

(b) Victims may obtain review of all adverse decisions concerning their rights as victims by courts or other authorities with jurisdiction under par. (a) by filing petitions for supervisory writ in the court of appeals and supreme court.

SECTION 4. Section 9m (5) of article I of the constitution is created to read: [Article I] Section 9m (5) This section does not create any cause of action for damages against the state; any political subdivision of the state; any officer, employee, or agent of the state or a political subdivision of the state acting in his or her official capacity; or any officer, employee, or agent of the courts acting in his or her official capacity.

SECTION 5. Section 9m (6) of article I of the constitution is created to read: [Article I] Section 9m (6) This section is not intended and may not be interpreted to supersede a defendant’s federal constitutional rights or to afford party status in a proceeding to any victim.

SECTION 6. Numbering of new provisions. If another constitutional amendment ratified by the people creates the number of any provision created in this joint resolution, the chief of the legislative reference bureau shall determine the sequencing and the numbering of the provisions whose numbers conflict.

            Now, therefore, be it resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the foregoing proposed amendment to the constitution is agreed to by the 2019 legislature; and, be it further

           Resolved, That the foregoing proposed amendment to the constitution be submitted to a vote of the people at the election to be held on the first Tuesday in April 2020; and, be it further

           Resolved, That the question concerning ratification of the foregoing proposed amendment to the constitution be stated on the ballot as follows:

           Question 1: Additional rights of crime victims. Shall section 9m of article I of the constitution, which gives certain rights to crime victims, be amended to give crime victims additional

rights, to require that the rights of crime victims be protected with equal force to the protections afforded the accused while leaving the federal constitutional rights of the accused intact, and to allow crime victims to enforce their rights in court?”

EXPLANATION 

The Wisconsin Constitution, article I, section 9m, currently provides that the state shall treat crime victims “with fairness, dignity and respect for their privacy.” That provision also mandates that the state ensure that crime victims have certain “privileges and protections” relative to the accused and the criminal case. Separate from these constitutional provisions, chapter 950 of the Wisconsin Statutes provides a “bill of rights” for victims and witnesses of crimes.

The proposed amendment would make five general changes to article I, section 9m, of the Wisconsin Constitution.

First, in 16 subsections, the proposed amendment would expand the rights of victims by creating additional rights and incorporating other statutory rights into the constitution.

Second, the proposed amendment would incorporate into the constitution a definition of “victim” similar to the definition currently in statute.

Third, the proposed amendment would create an additional mechanism by which victims could enforce their rights as victims.

Fourth, the proposed amendment would incorporate into the constitution a limit on governmental liability for any violation of victims’ rights, similar to the limit currently provided by statute.

Fifth, the proposed amendment would provide that it may not be interpreted to supersede a defendant’s federal constitutional rights or afford party status in a proceeding to any victim.

A “yes” vote on this question would amend the Wisconsin Constitution as summarized above.

A “no” vote on this question would decline to amend the Wisconsin Constitution as summarized above. A “no” vote would not alter existing protections for crime victims.

DONE in the County of Sauk,

this 3rd day of March, 2020.

Rebecca C. Evert, Sauk County Clerk