NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION
FOR A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS
May 12, 2020
STATE OF WISCONSIN )
COUNTY OF DOUGLAS )
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a proclamation by the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, dated the 22nd day of October, 2019, that on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, a Special Election will be held in the several towns, villages, cities, wards, and election districts of the County of Douglas, at which the following officer is to be elected:
A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, SEVENTH DISTRICT
to fill the vacancy, caused by the resignation of the Honorable Sean Duffy, for the remainder of the term which expires on January 3, 2021.
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that the earliest day to circulate nomination papers was Monday, September 23, 2019, and deadline for filing nomination papers for the Special Election will be 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019, in the office of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. The Special Primary, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. A description of the boundaries of the 7th Congressional District, as created in 2011 Act 44, is set out in 2017-2018 Wisconsin Statutes Section 3.17.
Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID, you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.
DONE in the City of Superior, this 22nd day of October, 2019.
Susan T. Sandvick
Douglas County Clerk
ST: October 25, 2019
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk. 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. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at MyVote.wi.gov.
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 or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. 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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, February 13, 2020.
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.
Tamara Johnson, Clerk 715-817-5994
Bennett Town Hall, 9215 E County Road L, Bennett WI 54873
February 10-15, 2020 by Appointment
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is / was:
Monday, February 10, 2020 by Appointment
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office:
Saturday, February 15, 2020 by Appointment
No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
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 February 18, 2020. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.