2017 SPRING PRIMARY
VILLAGE OF TWIN LAKES
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
February 21, 2017 SPRING PRIMARY
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 days consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered to vote in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.
TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the February 21, 2017 Spring Primary. You may also request an absentee ballot by 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 must also provide Proof of Identification with your request.
MAKING APPLICATION TO RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5:00 pm on the fifth day before the election. (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.
You can also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office during the days and hours specified below for casting an absentee ballot in person.
Laura Roesslein, Village Clerk
Village of Twin Lake
108 E Main St, P.O. Box 1024
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
No in person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Monday, February 6, 2017. The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2017.
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.
ALL absentee ballots must be received by the close of polls (8 p.m.) on Election Day.
2017 ELECTION DATES:
- 2017 Spring Primary – February 21, 2017 Sample Ballot can be found here.
- 2017 Spring Election – April 4, 2017-
** PHOTO ID will be required for ALL Elections **
***To find your ward, review the Voting Ward Map.
Voting and Voter Registration: Voting in Twin Lakes currently takes place at either the Village Hall or Lakewood School depending on expected turnout. Voter registration is available during regular business hours of the Village offices and at the polls on Election Day. Please contact the Village staff to verify the requirements for residency and identification. Applications for absentee ballots may be received through the Village offices.
- To check if you are registered to vote in Wisconsin, to register to vote or to request an Absentee Ballot, please click here.
To qualify as an elector in the Village of Twin Lakes the following must be met:
- Citizen of the United States of America
- 18 years of age or older on or before election day
- have resided in the Village of Twin Lakes for at least 28 consecutive days with no present intent to move
- not currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation or extended supervision for a felony conviction and not otherwise disqualified from voting.
You may register to vote either in person at the Village Hall or by mail. If you chose to register to vote by mail, you will need to complete the Voter Registration Application that can be found on the My Vote WI website (www.myvote.wi.gov) and submit this to the Village Hall along with a copy of your proof of residence if this is your first time registering. For more information regarding registering to vote or requesting an absentee ballot, please contact the Village Hall.