Election Information

Election Information

2020 ELECTIONS:

FEBRUARY PRIMARY – FEBRUARY 18TH, 2020

SPRING PRIMARY/PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE – APRIL 7TH, 2020

PARTISAN PRIMARY – AUGUST 11TH, 2020

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – NOVEMBER 3RD, 2020

POLLING LOCATION & HOURS:  Town of Jacksonport residents vote at the town hall located at 3365 County Rd V, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Wisconsin municipalities have uniform polling hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

PHOTO ID:  Wisconsin residents are required to show proof of identification in order to obtain a ballot, both at the polls and by absentee.  In most cases, this will be a Wis driver’s license or Wis-issued identification card.  Photo ID requirements are different than proof of residence requirements.  Your driver’s license may not have your current address, but it will have your name and photo ID–that is sufficient for Photo ID.  The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a process to allow people to obtain a free State ID card for voting purposes, even if the person does not have a birth certificate.   Go to Wisconsin Voter Information website at  https://myvote.wi.gov/ for information and instructions.

WHAT’s ON MY BALLOT?  Visit myvote.wi.gov to find out what’s on the current election ballot.  You can also check the local newspaper prior to the elction.

TO REGISTER:   Please contact the town clerk at 920-823-8136 to register.  If you are a U.S. citizen, over the age of 18 and have been a Town of  Jacksonport resident for at least 10 days, you are eligible to register with appropriate proof of residence.  New residents can register on election day; you can save time and avoid confusion by registering ahead of time by mail or in person at the clerk’s office. Be sure to bring proof of residency when you register.  A full list  of acceptable documents is available here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PhotoIDRequired

MY VOTE WEBSITE    The Wisconsin Election Commission has posted lots of helpful information for voters at its website, www.myvote.wi.gov.  Wisconsin voters can check their voting history, polling location and see what is on the ballot for upcoming elections. THIS IS THE EASIEST PLACE TO REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, YOU CAN EVEN DO IT ON YOUR SMART PHONE. 

ABSENTEE BALLOTS  If you need an absentee ballot, please contact the town clerk at 920-823-8136 or jtownclerk@jportfd.com.   You will need to provide Proof of ID in order to obtain an absentee ballot. There are several ways to request and vote absentee:

Absentee Voting Request Online:  Go to myvote.wi.gov to request your absentee ballot.  THIS IS THE EASIEST PLACE TO REGISTER TO VOTE AND REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, YOU CAN EVEN DO IT ON YOUR SMART PHONE. 

Absentee In Person Voting.  You may vote absentee in person at the Clerk’s office beginning the second Monday prior to election day and ending on the Friday before election day.  Absentee voting hours are by appointment only, 920-823-8136 office, jtownclerk@jportfd.com, or cell 920-377-0164

By mail.  Send your signed request and proper photo id to the Town of Jacksonport, 3365 County Rd V, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235.   A ballot will be mailed to the address you specify.

By email.  Email your request to jtownclerk@jportfd.com.  A ballot will be mailed to the address you specify. NO BALLOTS WILL BE EMAILED, ONLY MAILED TO A PHYSICAL ADDRESS.

You can use this form eL-121 absentee ballot form NOTE: only military and permanent overseas voters are allowed to receive ballots by email or fax; all other absentee ballots will be mailed or voted in person at the clerk’s office.    Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received at the town office no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day in order to be counted. Any late ballots will be rejected.

Indefinitely Confined (due to age, disability, etc.).  You are eligible to receive ballots by mail  for every election if you are confined.  Complete an Application for Absentee , in Section 6, darken the 3rd circle for every election, sign, date and return to the Town office.

IN ORDER FOR YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT TO COUNT THE ENVELOPE MUST BE FILLED OUT PROPERLY, INCLUDING PROPER NAME, ADDRESS, DATE, SIGNATURE, DATE, AND WITNESS SIGNATURE, DATE, AND ADDRESS.  PLEASE BE DILIGENT IN MAKING SURE YOUR BALLOT ENVELOPE IS FILLED OUT PROPERLY.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a resident for at least 10 days prior to the election date.  If you have not been a resident for 10 days, you will need to vote in person or by absentee at your previous registration location.  The deadline to register by mail is 20 days prior to an election date.  Thereafter, you must register in the municipal clerk’s office.  Be sure to provide/bring appropriate proof of residence.

Town Voting Information

The contact information for your municipal clerk is listed below. All election and voting questions can be directed to your clerk.

Theresa Cain-Bieri, Clerk

Town of Jacksonport

3365 County V
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone: (920) 823-8136
Email: jtownclerk@jportfd.com