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VOTING IN THE TOWN OF NORWAY

Voting is a privilege extended to all residents of the Town of Norway.

At this time, there is one polling place for the Town of Norway:

Town of Norway Municipal Building
6419 Heg Park Road
Wind Lake WI 53185

All polling places in the State of Wisconsin open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

In even numbered years, there is the potential for 4 elections:
  • February Primary on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for school board members; town officials; county offices with referendum question(s), if needed.
  • April General Election on the 1st Tuesday of the month for the winners of the Spring Primary and any other school board, local municipal officials or county offices with referendum question(s), if needed; may also be Presidential Primary
  • August Primary on the 2nd Tuesday of month for the Governor and other Federal and State offices with referendum question(s), if needed.
  • November Election on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday for the winners of the earlier Primaries and any other State or Federal Offices with referendum questions, if needed.
In odd numbered years, there is the potential for 2 elections.
  • February Primary as detailed above; and
  • April General Election as detailed above without Presidential Primary.
You must be registered to vote. 

To register to vote, an individual must:
  1. Be a US citizen;
  2. Be at least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day;
  3. Have resided in an election district for 28 days, with no present intent to move, before any election;
  4. Not be disqualified from voting for any of the reasons below:
    • any person convicted of treason, felony, or bribery who has not completed the terms of his/her sentence including probation, parole or extended supervision.
    • any person who has been determined by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or who is under guardianship.
    • any person who has made or become interested, directly or indirectly, in any bet or wager depending upon the results of the election.

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE

All municipalities in Wisconsin require voter registration prior to being allowed to vote.

The federal ‘Help America Vote Act of 2002’ (HAVA) requires any person registering to vote to:
  • supply a Wisconsin Department of Transportation issued driver’s license or Wisconsin ID number; only if the elector has neither of these, can the last four digits of their Social Security number be accepted.
There are 3 options to register:
  • By Mail – download the Application for Voter Registration (EL-131) found on the State Elections website http://myvote.wi.gov - go to Forms and Publications, click on All Forms and find #GAB 131 (a fillable form* is available on this site), complete the form and mail it to the clerk’s office. This application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day before the election (the 3rd Wednesday). First time voters must provide an acceptable identifying document that indicates proof of residence with the registration application.
  • In Person – register in the clerk’s office up to 5 p.m. the Friday before the election with acceptable proof of residency.
  • At the Polling Place on Election Day – the elector must bring proof that he/she has lived at this present location 28 days preceding the election; residency proof with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.
*The fillable form will be forwarded from the State Elections Board to our office. Depending on the timing of your completing the fillable form, your information may not be received in our office to be included on the preprinted poll list.


HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

By Mail:
Download the Application for Absentee Ballot (EB-121) found on the State Elections website listed above. Complete the form (a fillable* form is available on the website) and return it to the clerk’s office. The application must be received by 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for a ballot to be mailed to you. Any mailed ballot must be returned to the clerk’s office before 8 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

In Person:
This can be done until 5 p.m. the Friday before the election.

*The fillable form will be forwarded from the State Elections Board to our office. Depending on the timing of your completing this fillable form, your request for an absentee ballot may not be received in our office to be processed in a timely fashion before an election.

Be prepared to vote, seal the ballot in the proper envelope, sign the affidavit statement in front of the clerk or other election official present and present an acceptable ID


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The State Election Board (now called the Government Accountability Board) website contains valuable information for a voter. You are welcome to view many informational areas. You can find your legislator information here. Log on to gab.wi.gov.

Another place to visit is MyVote.WI.gov (this is also accessible through the above website). On this site, you can check your personal information – verify the spelling of your name, address, check on your voting record.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to contact the Clerk’s Office at 262-895-6335 or clerk@townofnorway.org. We are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.