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, email 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, Thursday, August 9, 2018.
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.
Peggy Haag, Clerk Denise Arnold, Clerk
VILLAGE OF OREGON TOWN OF OREGON
117 Spring Street 1138 Union Road
Oregon, WI 53575 Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-3118 (608) 835-3200
July 2 – August 8 (Mon-Fri) July 2– August 8 (Mon-Thurs; Fri by appt)
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Note: Village Hall closed July 4th. Note: Town Hall closed on July 4th.
August 9 & 10 (Thurs & Fri) August 9 & 10 (Thurs & Fri)
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Dawn George, Clerk Linda Kuhlman, Clerk
TOWN OF RUTLAND VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN
4177 Old Stage Road 210 Commercial St.
Brooklyn, WI 53521 Brooklyn, WI 53521
(608) 455-3925 (608) 455-4201
Call number above for appointment July 2 – August 10 (Mon-Fri)
July 2 – August 10 (Mon-Fri) 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is / was: See dates & times above.
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office: See dates & times above.
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 Tuesday, August 14th, 2018. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
NOTICE OF PARTISAN PRIMARY
LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE
At the Partisan Primary to be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in the Village of Oregon, Village of Brooklyn, Town of Rutland and Town of Oregon of Dane County, Wisconsin, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:
Village of Oregon
Oregon Village Hall, 117 Spring St., Oregon, WI 53575 1-6 & 11-13
People’s United Methodist Church, 7-10
103 Alpine Parkway, Oregon, WI 53575
Village of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Community Building, 102 North Rutland Ave., 1-3
Brooklyn, WI 53521
Town of Rutland
Rutland Town Hall, 785 Center Road, 1 & 2
Stoughton, WI 53589
Town of Oregon
Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Road, 1-4
Oregon, WI 53575
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.
Village of Oregon: Peggy Haag, 117 Spring Street, Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-3118, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri.)
Village of Brooklyn: Linda Kuhlman, 210 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI 53521
(608) 455-4201, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri.)
Town of Rutland: Dawn George, 4177 Old Stage Road, Brooklyn, WI, 53521
(608) 455-3925, Call Number for Hours
Town of Oregon: Denise Arnold, 1138 Union Road, Oregon, WI 53575
(608) 835-3200, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Thurs.)
All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.
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.
(clicking on the blue lettering will take you directly to that website)
At myvote.wi.gov you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what's on your ballot, request an absentee ballot (military and permanent overseas voters only), and check provisional ballot status.
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.
The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.
Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED STARTING IN 2016
These are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election:
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
- A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card or driver license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
- Military ID card issued by a U.S. uniformed service
- A U.S. passport
These photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes, but must be unexpired:
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
- A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
- A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university, college or technical college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment.
- A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.
Important things to know:
- There is no such thing as a "Wisconsin Voter ID Card." The new Voter Photo ID Law uses existing photo IDs for people to prove their identity before voting.
- The address on your ID doesn’t have to be current. And the name on your ID doesn’t need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book. (So, Richards who go by Rich, Bobs who are also Roberts and Susans with IDs for Sue can all relax.)
- Of course, there are certain requirements. Your ID should look like you. Even if you’ve colored your hair, shaved your beard or lost some weight, as long as your photo ID reasonably resembles you, it should be accepted.
This is the new web home of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
The bipartisan Commission started operations on June 30, 2016, assuming responsibility for administering elections in Wisconsin from the former Government Accountability Board.
The Commission and its staff have planned for a seamless transition between the agencies designed to ensure continuity in customer service. Most staff members, phone numbers, email addresses, and websites will not change.
This website currently contains information about the Commissioners, staff and meetings.
Information pages about programs, forms, and clerk communications are still under development. Until then, please refer to information on the WEC website.