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SAMPLE TYPE B NOTICE FOR SPRING ELECTION (INCLUDES REFERENDA INSTRUCTIONS)

Notice of Spring Election and

Sample Ballots

April 2, 2019

OFFICE OF THE TOWN OF WOOD RIVER CLERK

TO THE VOTERS OF TOWN OF WOOD RIVER

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the Town of Wood River on April 2, 2019 at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS
Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the voter presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter's minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where Paper Ballots are Used
The voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to "yes" if in favor of the question, or the voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to "no" if opposed to the question.

Where Touch Screen Voting is Used
The voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the voter shall touch the screen at "yes" if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen at "no" if opposed to the question.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.

If the voter spoils a paper ballot, he or she shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one voter. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.

The voter may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast.

After Voting the Ballot
After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors' initials on the outside do show. The voter shall leave the booth, deposit the ballot in the ballot box, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit, and shall leave the polling place promptly.

After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter's employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.

The following is a sample of the official ballot:

Official Ballot
Nonpartisan Office
April 2, 2019

Notice to Voters: If you are voting on Election Day, your ballot must be initialed by two election inspectors. If you are voting absentee, your ballot must be initialed by the municipal clerk or deputy clerk. Your ballot may not be counted without initials. (See back of ballot for initials.)
Instructions to Voters
If you make a mistake on your ballot or have a question, ask an election inspector for help.
(Absentee Voters: Contact your municipal clerk.)
To vote for a name on the ballot, make an “X” or other mark in the square next to the name, like this: 
To vote for a name that is not on the ballot, write the name on the line marked “write-in.”
Town Board Chairperson
Vote for 1
 Joel W. Johnson

write-in: __________________________________
Town Board Supervisor
Vote for not more than 2
 John Hennessey
 Damon Johnson
 Gilbert Meyer

write-in: __________________________________
write-in: __________________________________


EL-219-(2017) | Paper Spring Election Paper for Town Offices with unnumbered seats
(Rev.2016-12)


Raylene Swanson, Town of Wood River Clerk

Type B Notice for Spring Election | Rev 2017-01 | Government Accountability Board, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI 53707-7984 |


Archive:

March 21, 2019 April 2, 2019 Spring Election Information
March 18, 2019 April 2, 2019 Spring Election Absentee In-Person Voting
January 5, 2019 2019 Town of Wood River Caucus
November 11, 2018 November 14, 2018 Special Town Meeting/Budget Hearing
April 4, 2018 April 21, 2018 Annual Meeting Notice
June 6, 2017 2017 Assessment Notice
April 8, 2017 April 22, 2017 Annual Meeting Notice
September 22, 2016 November 8, 2016 General Election Absentee In-person voting
June 8, 2016 June 8, 2016 Regular Board Meeting
May 31, 2016 2016 Open Book/Board of Review


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