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Town of New Denmark

Telephone: 920-863-5523

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Election Information

POLLING LOCATION AND HOURS

All residents over the age of 18 years old may register and vote at the New Denmark Town Hall located at 5531 W. Town Hall Road in Denmark if you have resided within the Town for 28 days preceding the general election date.  The township is divided into three Wards and all three Wards vote at one centralized location.   The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Registering to Vote: New residents may obtain an Application for Voter Registration (GAB-131) from the Clerk or online at the Government Accountability Board website by accessing http://gab.wi.gov .   

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Voter Information

My Vote Wisconsin Website

At myvote.wi.gov you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see your sample ballot, request an absentee ballot (military and permant overseas voters only), and check provisional ballot status.

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

In-Person Absentee (Early) Voting

Voting in the municipal clerk's office begins Monday, October 22 and runs until Friday, November 2.  The Town of New Denmark does not have set office hours, and in-person is available by appointment.  Please contact the Clerk, Michelle Wallerius at 920-863-5523 or at michwallerius@gmail.com to vote in-person.

Voter Photo ID IS Required

Voters will need to show a photo ID to receive a ballot when voting by absentee ballot or in person on November 4, 2014.  More Information will be provided shortly.

 

How to Register to Vote

Election Day RegistrationAs of January 1, 2006, all municipalities in Wisconsin require voter registration prior to a person being allowed to vote.

The federal "Help American Vote Act of 2002" requires any person registering to vote to supply his or her Wisconsin Department of Transportation-issued driver's license number. 

Electors who have not been issued a Wisconsin driver's license must provide the last four digits of their Social Security Number OR their Wisconsin state ID card number. 

If the elector does not have a current, valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin state ID card, or Social Security Number, the applicant may indicate this by filling in the appropriate circle on the registration form.  (Box 2 on GAB-131

THE REGISTRATION CANNOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE ELECTOR PROVIDES THIS INFORMATION.

If the voter has a current, valid Wisconsin driver’s license but does not know the number and did not bring it to the polling place, poll workers should allow the voter to vote by provisional ballot. (Note: the voter CANNOT use the last 4 digits of their Social Security Number if he or she has been issued a Wisconsin driver’s license). The provisional ballot will not be counted until the voter either:

a)     brings his or her driver license number to his or her polling place before the polls close at 8:00 pm on Election Day; or

b)     transmits (via fax, email, telephone call or personal visit) his or her driver’s license number to the municipal clerk before 4:00 pm on the day after the Election. 

Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register:

1.     BY MAIL:  Download the Application for Voter Registration (http://gab.wi.gov/forms/gab-131-fillable), complete the form and mail it:  Michelle Wallerius, Clerk for Town of New Denmark 5993 W. Cherney Road, Denmark, WI  54208.    The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.

PLEASE NOTE:  State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence.  (A “first-time voter” is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.) Acceptable forms of proof of residence are outlined below. Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application.  If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk’s office.

2.   IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 PM or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election.  (Note: After the BY MAIL deadline, an elector registering in person in the clerk's office is required to present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.

3.   AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY:  If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for at least 10 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:

  1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
  2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

**Forms with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.

PROOF OF RESIDENCE

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains the information specified above: 

  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
  2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  4. Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
  7. A university, college or technical institute fee card (must include photo).
  8. A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo).
  9. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  10. Bank statement.
  11. Paycheck.
  12. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

Updating Voter Registration Information

If you move your residence or change your name, you are required to update your voter registration information.  This is done by filling out form GAB-131 and sending it to your local municipal clerk's office.

How to apply for an absentee ballot

If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.  

Request by Mail

Download the http://gab.wi.gov/forms/gab-121-english (GAB-121).  Complete the form and mail it to: 

Michelle Wallerius, Clerk for the Town of New Denmark - 5993 W. Cherney Road, Denmark, WI  54208.   

The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday  before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.   IMPORTANT:  You will need to include a photocopy of a Valid photo ID when submitting your absentee ballot request form before a ballot can be issued or processed for the November 4, 2014 election.  More information will be posted on this website in the next week.

Request by E-Mail or Fax

A voter may request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an e-mail or fax to their municipal clerk.  Before the ballot can be counted on election day, the municipal clerk must have received a request from the voter with an original signature. (Print your emailed request, sign it, and return it with your ballot, but outside the certified ballot envelope.) This request should be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you. 

In-Person at your Municipal Clerk's Office

In person voting at the Clerk's Office is now restricted to two weeks before an election and ends the Friday before election.  No person may vote or register with the Clerk on Saturday, Sunday or Monday before an election.  When voting in person.   In-person voting is by appointment, only.  Please contact Michelle Wallerius, Clerk for in-person voting.

Deadline for Returning Ballot 

The completed ballot must be received by the municipal clerk no later than the day of the election so that it can be delivered to the polling location by 8 p.m.

* Please note that there are exceptions for military and overseas voters.  Please refer to the Miltary and Overseas Voting page for rules.