Elections are held at the Georgetown Hall, 1233 St.Rose Road, Cuba City, WI
POLLS OPEN AT 7:00 AM AND CLOSE AT 8:00 PM
February 21, 2023 Spring Primary
April 4, 2023 Spring Election
Uniform Instructions for Wisconsin Absentee Voters
1. Confirm the envelope from your clerk contains your ballot and the envelope you’ll use to return your ballot.
2. Read and follow the instructions on your ballot. Mistakes may prevent your votes from being counted.
· Use a black ink pen (no glitter or gel pens).
3. Refold your voted ballot and place it inside of the return envelope.
4. Fill out the required sections of the form on the absentee return envelope (if not already completed by clerk).
· Be sure to sign and date Section 3 – Certification of Voter
· A signature and address of witness is also required in Section 4- Certification of Witness
5. Return your ballot via mail. Ballot must be received by 8 pm on election day to be counted.
· The United States Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least one week before Election Day.
· You may return your ballot in person. Call the Clerk before coming. Drop off boxes are no longer permitted.
· Absentee ballots may not be returned via email or fax.
6. If you have questions regarding ballot entry or submission, contact Kim Kieler, Clerk, at 608-744-8732.
All persons wishing to vote in Wisconsin must be registered to vote
1. You must be a U. S. citizen, a Wisconsin resident and be 18 years old on or before Election Day.
2. If you have a current and valid Wisconsin Driver’s license or Wisconsin DOT issued identification card, this license or identification number must be provided on the Voter Registration application.
3. If you do not have a current Wisconsin Drivers License or Wisconsin DOT issued identification card you may use the last four digits of your social security number.
How to Register:
1. In Person: You may register at the Town Clerk’s office located at 1499 Mill Rd., Cuba City. Please call to arrange an appointment. You may register until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election. You must bring proof of residency that you have lived at your present address for 28 days preceding the election.
2. By Mail: Print the Voter Registration Application with Voter Registration Instructions. Complete the application and mail to Kim Kieler, Town of Smelser, 1499 Mill Rd., Cuba City, WI 53807.
Please note that the Town Clerk’s office must receive the application by the 20th day before the election and that any person registering to vote for the first time in Wisconsin who submits the registration application by mail must provide an acceptable copy of proof of residency. (See Proof of Residency list below.)
3. At the Polling Place: You may register on Election Day at your polling place. You must bring proof of residency that you have lived at your present address for 28 days preceding the election. Voting hours at the polls are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
4. If you are not sure you are registered: To check your voter registration status, please check https://myvote.wi.gov/. If you are not registered to vote, have moved, or changed your name, this site will allow you to fill out and print the registration form. This form must be signed, you can submit it on election day or submit it to the clerk at 1499 Mill Rd., Cuba City, WI 53807.
Acceptable Forms of Proof of Residence includes:
a. A current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license / ID Card
b. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
c. An employee ID card with a photograph, but not a business card
d. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
e. A residential lease (Does not count as proof of residence if elector submits form by mail)
f. A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt
g. A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with an on-campus housing listing provided by the university, college or technical college to the municipality that denotes US Citizenship
h. A utility bill such as cable television, gas, electric, telephone or other utility service statement for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made
i. A bank statement
j. A paycheck
k. A check or other document issued by a unit of government
Note: Proof of residence does not include a piece of mail addressed to the voter.
The Statewide Voter Registration System
As of January 1, 2006, state law requires all voters to be registered. Federal law requires all registered voter information be stored in a centralized, state system. To meet these requirements, the State of Wisconsin has developed the Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS). Once registered in the system, a voter's registration and voter history will follow that voter wherever the voter resides within the state. Registering ahead is the best way to avoid delays on Election Day, but electors may still register at the polls on Election Day with proof of residency.
If you have any questions please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 608-744-8732.
If you are a qualified elector who has registered to vote, and you are unwilling or unable to appear at the polling place on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot in writing (or faxed/emailed) or in person. An original signature is required; therefore, no absentee ballots can be requested by phone.
Requesting By Mail, Fax or Email:
If you choose to request an absentee ballot by mail, fax or email, you can complete the Application for Absentee Ballot or submit a written request including the following:
Your voting address within the Town
The address where the absentee ballot should be sent (if different) or fax number or an email address
Absentee requests should be sent to the Town Clerk's Office, Kim Kieler, Town of Smelser, 1499 Mill Rd., Cuba City, WI 53807 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any request for an absentee ballot to be mailed, faxed or emailed must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day (Thursday) immediately preceding to the election.
You can also visit the new website myvote.wi.gov to fill out an application for an absentee ballot.
You can vote absentee as soon as the ballots become available preceding an election in the clerk's office. In-person absentee voting ends at 5 p.m. the Sunday before the election. No in-person absentee voting can take place on the Monday before the election. If you choose to request an absentee ballot in person, you may do so at the Town Clerk's Office Kim Kieler, Town of Smelser, 1499 Mill Rd., Cuba City, WI 53807
Permanent Absentee Status:
If you are indefinitely confined because of age, illness, infirmity or disability, you can apply for permanent absentee ballot status. Once you have permanent absentee ballot status, a ballot will be sent to you automatically for every election as long as you continue to vote.