Any 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 Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.
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.  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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.
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, February 11th, 2021.
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                                                     Jennifer Hanson, 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
February 8th- February 10th, 2021(Mon.-Wed.)        February 8th-10th, 2021(Mon.-Wed.)
7:30am-4:30pm                                                           8am-4pm
February 11th-12th 2021(Thurs & Fri.)                         February 11th-12th 2021(Thurs & Fri.)
7:30am-5pm                                                                8am-5pm
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
February 2nd- 5th, 2021(Tues.-Fri.)                            February 2nd -5th (Tues.- Fri)
February 8th-12th (Mon.-Fri.)                                       February 8th-12th (Mon.-Fri.)
Call number above for appointment                       7am-5pm       
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 February 16th, 2021.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
Posted: 1/8/2021     Published: 1/14/2021

TYPE E NOTICE | Rev 2018-07 | Wisconsin Elections Commission, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984 | 608-261-2028 | web: elections.wi.gov | email: [email protected]


                                   UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN APRIL

Nomination paperwork can be circulated starting December 1.   You will need at least 20 signatures to qualify for nomination.   Please be sure the signatures are legible and the voter lives within the village limits.  Election is on April 6, with a possible primary on February 16.  Term of office starts on April 20 and runs for 2 years.  Board meetings are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.

Paperwork is due back to the clerk's office at 210 Commercial Street by January 5, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Please complete the following forms:

Declaration of Candidacy

Registration Statement (complete sections A, B and G)

Nomination Papers (Please make sure candidate's information on the top and circulator information on the bottom are filled out completely on all pages and number your pages.  The circulator is the person collecting signatures for the candidate and can be the candidate.)

You can refer to the Ballot Access Manual or the Ballot Access in WI PowerPoint for instructions or call the Clerk's Office at 608-455-4201 ext 1 or 2.  You can use this Ballot Access Checklist for guidance as well.

You may pick up paper copies of any of these documents in the clerk's office Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.





April 6, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of Brooklyn, on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term for Village Trustee begins on    April 20, 2021.   All terms are for two years.

Office                                                     Incumbent

Village President                                    Brit Springer
Village Trustee                                       Todd Klahn
Village Trustee                                       Heather Kirkpatrick
Village Trustee                                       Pat Hawkey

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2020 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in the office of the Village Clerk.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID, you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Done in the Village of Brooklyn,
on this 17th Day of November, 2020

Linda Kuhlman, Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted 11/18/2020
Published 11/24/2020

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EL-131 Voter Registration

The Voter Registration Form (EL-131) must be completed accurately and completely. The form should be mailed to: Village of Brooklyn, P.O. Box 189, 210 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI 53521.

Voter Information

(clicking on the blue lettering will take you directly to that website)

MyVote Wisconsin 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.

Voter Photo ID Required

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.

New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.

Visit the Voter Information Center

Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.



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.