Election Information

2017 Election Dates

February 21, 2017 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
 
April 4, 2017 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
 
 

To Run for Office in Town of Cooperstown:

The following links provide you with the necessary paperwork needed to be filed with the Town Clerk no later than 5:00pm on January 3rd, 2017 if you wish to run for a Town Office.

ETHCF-1 Registration Statement
EL-162 Declaration of Candidacy 
GAB-EL-163 Notification of Noncandidacy 
EL-169 Nomination paper for nonpartisan office - (you need a minimum of 20 signatures and they must be from someone who at least 18 years of age and reside in the Town of Cooperstown.)
ELIS-7 - Ballot Access Checklist
ETIS-8 - Campaign Finance Checklist

Voting and Election Information

Voting by Absentee Ballot:

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  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 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

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.  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 for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, February 16, 2017.

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.

Susan Kornely, 15911 CTH R, Maribel, WI 54227-9750, Phone: 863-3261

In-person absentee voting hours by appointment:  Monday through Friday 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday and Saturday (call for appointment availability)

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office: Sunday, February 19, 2017

No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.

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 Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

To check the status of your absentee ballot or check your voter history

State of Wisconsin Government Accountabilility Board

The State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has all the forms available for download at their web site. Below are links to some of the most requested forms.

GAB-121 Absentee Ballot Request

GAB-131 Voter Registration Application

Your Representatives:

Wisconsin's U.S. Senators are Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Sen. Ron Johnson
Town of Cooperstown U.S. Congressional District of Wisconsin, Rep. Tom Petri

State Election Website:

http://elections.state.wi.us/

Wisconsin Election Laws:

Photo ID litigation this link will help http://gab.wi.gov/node/2243