NOTICE - Due to the redistricting that happened in Wisconsin, the Village is in new State Senate and Assembly Districts. We are now in State Assembly District 43 (not 80) and State Senate District 15 (not 27).
NEW LAW - ABSENTEE BALLOTS MUST BE RETURNED BY MAIL OR DIRECTLY TO THE CLERK BY THE VOTER.
DROP BOX ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED FOR RETURNING BALLOTS.
YOU MAY ONLY HAND DELIVER YOUR OWN BALLOT; YOU MAY NOT HAND DELIVER A BALLOT FOR ANOTHER PERSON.
NOTICE OF VOTING EQUIPMENT AUDIT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Wis. Stat 7.08 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 21081), the Village of Brooklyn will conduct a voting system audit on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. at the Brooklyn Village Hall located at 210 Commercial Street, Brooklyn, WI. The reporting unit to be audited is Village of Brooklyn, Dane County Wards 1 & 3, which utilizes the ES&S DS200 voting system. The reporting units and contests were randomly selected by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION
VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN
April 4, 2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Village of Brooklyn, on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for Village Trustee begins on April 18, 2023. All terms are for two years.
Village President Mark Bruner
Village Trustee Mike Brusberg
Village Trustee Brandon Arndt
Village Trustee Jacob Bachim
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2022 and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 4, 2023 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 15, 2023.
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 11th Day of November, 2022
Linda Kuhlman, Village Clerk-Treasurer
(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.