Voting & Elections

Voting takes place at the Community Center
1050 North Orange Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
Polls open 7:00 AM and are closed at 8:00 PM

2021 Elections will be held as follows:
February 16, 2021 Spring Primary
April 6, 2021 Spring Election

 2011 Ward Map

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE

There were 0 provisional ballots cast for the April 6, 2021 Spring Election.

Derek Kalish
City Clerk / Treasurer

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE  

If necessary, the Municipal Board of Canvassers will reconvene at 4:00 P.M. on April 9, 2021 to finish the canvass of the Spring Election held on April 6, 2021.

Posted this 5th day of April, 2021.

Derek S. Kalish

City Clerk/Treasurer

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE  

A public test of the electronic voting equipment will be held at the Municipal Building at 450 S. Main Street on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for the April 6, 2021 Spring Election.

Derek Kalish
City Clerk / Treasurer

 

THERE WERE TBD PROVISIONAL BALLOTS ISSUED AT THE FEBRUARY 16 SPRING PRIMARY

Derek Kalish
City Clerk / Treasurer

Running for Local Office:

Once an individual completes the Declaration of Candidacy (GAB-162) they are able to circulation Nomination Papers (GAB-169).    The first day for candidates to circulate nomination papers for the Spring Election is December 1, 2020.  The last day for candidates to file nomination papers, declarations of candidacy and campaign registration statements (GAB-1) for the Spring Election is 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2021.  Forms may be completed and/or picked up in the City Clerk/Treasurer’s office.  Those currently in office not seeking re-election must complete the Notification of Non-candidacy (GAB-163) by December 25, 2020.

Mayoral Candidates must obtain between 50-100 signatures on nomination papers – city wide.
Alderperson Candidates must obtain between 20-40 signatures on nomination papers in their district only.

For more information on ethics, campaign finance, and lobbying please view http://ethics.wi.gov

VOTER REGISTRATION:

Please register to vote in the City Clerk’s Office prior to the election date if you possibly can although you can register at the polls.   For more information on elections: myvote.wi.gov

A photo identification is required to vote:
http://elections.wi.gov/ 

ABSENTEE VOTING:

Voters may request a ballot on myvote.wi.gov by the Thursday before an election, however, a photo id must be uploaded.

In person absentee voting will be held at the City Clerk’s Office – 450 S. Main Street between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as soon as ballots are available.  If you are unable to vote in person, you may send a request for absentee voting to the above listed address.  All requests must be in writing and received by the Thursday prior to the election and we will mail the ballots.  Instructions may be found at http://elections.wi.gov/clerks/guidance-absentee  The link for the request for absentee ballot request is:  https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2020-06/EL-121%20Application%20for%20Absentee%20Ballot%20%28rev.%202020-06%29.pdf.

Notices:     Type D Notice For 2021 Spring Election        Type E Notice For 2021 Spring Election

A SECURE DROP BOX FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF THE CLERK/TREASURER’S OFFICE.  YOU MAY DEPOSIT YOUR COMPLETED BALLOT INSIDE THE SIGNED ENVELOPE WITH A WITNESS SIGNATURE AND ADDRESS IN THE DROP BOX ANY TIME. 

IN ORDER TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, VOTERS MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID IN PERSON OR INCLUDE IT WITH THE REQUEST FOR THE BALLOT.

Due to the COVID-19 Virus the ballots for nursing home residents will be mailed to each location for the April 6, 2021 election.

Absentee voting at the nursing/assisted living homes will not be in person.  Ballots will be mailed to the following locations:

     Schmitt Woodland Hills – 1400 W. Seminary Street 
     Harvest Guest Home – 875 Westside Drive
     Our House Assisted Living – 240 and 250 N. Orange Street

The Community encourages all eligible citizens to exercise their right to vote.  Anyone wanting to vote needs to be a registered voter.  Please bring acceptable proof of residence with you to register.

If you need curbside voting, please call the office at 608-647-3466 in advance and your ballot will be ready when you arrive.  You will still need proper photo identification.  Thank you.