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

2020 Elections will be held as follows:
February 18, 2020 Spring Primary if needed
April 7, 2020 Spring Election
August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
November 3, 2020 General Election

 2011 Ward Map

CITY OF RICHLAND CENTER  SPRING ELECTION
APRIL 7, 2020

THERE WERE NO PROVISIONAL BALLOTS ISSUED AT THE APRIL 7, 2020 ELECTION

 

Melinda D. Jones
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, 2019.  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 7, 2020.  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 27, 2019.

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  The deadline to register online for the April 7th election is March 18th, 2020.

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
http://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/gab_forms/4/el_121_application_for_absentee_ballot_2016_08_p_25916.pdf

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 7, 2020 election.

Absentee voting at the nursing/assisted living homes will take place on _________ at the following locations:

     Schmitt Woodland Hills – 1400 W. Seminary Street at 8:30 a.m.
     Harvest Guest Home – 875 Westside Drive at 10:45 a.m.
     Our House Assisted Living – 240 and 250 N. Orange Street at 11:15 a.m.

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.

Board of Canvas notice April 13 2020