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PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Test

In accordance to Wis Stats 5.84(1), Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the Automatic Tabulating Equipment to be used at the February 21, 2023 Election in the City of Gillett will be conducted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Gillett City Hall, 150 N McKenzie Ave, Gillett, WI.  This test is open to the public.

In 2023, City of Gillett Alderperson Ward 2 will be on the ballot. How to file nomination papers-

Election -Spring 2023

In 2023, City of Gillett Alderperson Ward 2 will be on the ballot.

As a candidate, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the election and campaign finance requirements that apply to your campaign, which you may obtain from either the Wisconsin Statutes or from your private attorney. In addition, you may obtain general information about elections from the Wisconsin Elections Commission . Information you receive from the City Clerk’s Office may not be interpreted as legal advice or a release from your responsibility to comply with the law.

Important Dates

December 1, 2022First day nomination papers may be circulated.
December 23, 2022Deadline for incumbents not seeking re-election to file Notice of Non-Candidacy.
January 3, 2023All papers and forms due in City Clerk’s Office at 5 p.m.
January 6, 2023Deadline to challenge nomination papers.
January 31, 2023Absentee ballots mailed to all voters with requests on file.
February 1, 2023Last day to register to vote online or through the mail prior to the Spring Primary. Voter registration remains available at absentee voting sites through the Friday before Election Day, and at the polls on Election Day.
February 21, 2023Spring Primary, if needed.
March 14, 2023Absentee ballots mailed to all voters with requests on file.
March 15, 2023Last day to register to vote online or through the mail prior to the Spring Election. Voter registration remains available at absentee voting sites through the Friday before Election Day, and at the polls on Election Day.
April 4, 2023Spring Election.

Necessary Forms

The following forms must be completed and filed by 5:00 pm the first Tuesday in January in order for the candidate’s name to be placed on the ballot for the Spring Primary and/or the Spring General Election:

Campaign Registration Statement

This form should be filed with the City Clerk’s Office prior to announcing your candidacy for office, or no later than the deadline for filing nomination papers. New candidates should file a campaign registration statement PDF  as soon as intent to seek elective office is known and before funds are collected or spent – see State Statute 11.05(2g) and 11.10(1). Continuing candidates must file an amended campaign registration statement indicating the office sought and the new primary and election dates. The campaign registration statement must be signed by both the candidate and the campaign treasurer, if a treasurer has been appointed.

Declaration of Candidacy

The declaration of candidacy  must include the candidate’s name in the form it is to appear on the official ballot. A candidate may use their full legal name or any combination of first name, middle name, initials, or nickname with last name. No abbreviations or titles are permitted.

Nicknames with an apparent electoral purpose or benefit, such as “Lower Taxes,” “None of the Above” or “Lower Spending” are not permitted. A nickname is a substitute for the candidate’s legal name. It is not permissible to add the nickname in quotes or parentheses between the first and last name. For example, John “Jack” Jones is not acceptable, but Jack Jones is acceptable.

Nomination Papers

The first day for circulating nomination papers  is December 1, and the deadline for filing nomination papers is 5:00 pm on the first Tuesday in January. This deadline is extended to the first Wednesday in January if the first Tuesday of January is a holiday (§8.10).

Signatures of qualified electors on nomination papers must be obtained between December 1, 2022, and 5:00 pm on January 3, 2023. Please pay careful attention to the signatures you obtain on your nomination papers. All electors signing your nomination papers must live within the district/ward in which you are running. Those signing do not need to be registered voters, but must be eligible to vote. It is to your advantage to check that the addresses on your nomination papers are from the district/ward you are running to represent. Signatures for addresses outside of that district/ward are invalid and will not be counted.

Signers must give their complete address (house number, street and municipality – no Post Office boxes), and must list the municipality of residence. Signers must date their signature, including the year. In order for a signature to be valid, state law requires the signer to legibly print their name in a space provided next to their signature.

Although the person signing the nomination papers must reside within the district/ward, the person circulating the nomination papers does not need to live in the district/ward or municipality. Circulators are only required to be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older on the date of circulation, and not otherwise disqualified as an elector by the provisions in State Statute 6.03.

The circulator must certify the nomination papers after obtaining the signatures. Signatures dated after the date listed by the circulator are invalid and will not be counted. Nomination papers must be numbered. You may determine whether an address is in your district by checking the city ward maps. Signatures for addresses outside of that district/ward are invalid and will not be counted.

Nomination Paper Signatures Required

4th Class Cities:Citywide offices     50  –  100
 Alderperson elected to district     20   –   40

Cities of less than 10,000 population constitute cities of the fourth class.

Clerk’s Office Procedures

When you file nomination papers with the Clerk’s Office, you will be given a receipt. Your nomination papers will then be checked for validity by someone who is not working at the counter or answering the phone. The Clerk’s Office will check nomination papers in the order they are submitted to the office. A benefit of submitting your nomination papers prior to January 3, 2023, is that the Clerk’s Office should be able to verify the validity of your nomination papers prior to the filing deadline. The Clerk’s Office will contact you to let you know whether your nomination papers were sufficient.

After the January 3 deadline, candidates’ names will be drawn by lot for the order of placement on the ballot.

If a potential candidate does not submit all necessary forms and an adequate number of valid nomination signatures by 5:00 pm on January 3, 2023, their name will not be placed on the ballot.

Notification of Non-Candidacy

The notification of non-candidacy  form is to notify the City Clerk’s Office and the electorate of an incumbent officeholder’s intent to not seek re-election to the same office. Incumbent office holders who do not intend to seek re-election to the same office should file the notification of non-candidacy no later than 5:00 pm on December 23, 2022. If an incumbent not seeking re-election files the notification timely, the nomination paper deadline is unchanged. If the incumbent has a change of mind after filing the notification of non-candidacy, they can run for re-election by filing the appropriate ballot access papers by January 3, 2023.

Write-In Candidates

To seek office as a write-in candidate:

  • Download your campaign registration statement from the Wisconsin Elections Commission website at any time.
  • File your campaign registration statement with the City Clerk’s Office as soon as you decide to become a write-in candidate. Write-in votes are counted at the Spring Primary for candidates who file a campaign registration statement by noon on Friday, February 17. Write-in votes are counted at the Spring Election for candidates who file a campaign registration statement by noon on Friday, March 31.
  • Educate supporters to write your name on the write-in portion of the ballot, under the proper position.

File your forms with:
City Clerk’s Office
150 N McKenzie Ave Gillett WI 54124

CITY OF GILLETT Outstanding Provisional Ballots:  1

OFFICIAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given; the Election Inspectors / Board of Canvassers for the City of Gillett will meet at 6:45 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2022 to review and tally Election Day results.

Notice is further herby given; the number of outstanding provisional ballots for the April 5, 2022 – Spring Election will be posted on the City of Gillett website – www.cityofgillett.com and in the office of the City Clerk at the City of Gillett Municipal Building, 150 N McKenzie Ave, Gillett, WI 54124 after the polls have closed on Election night.

Dated this 6th day of April, 2022

Chelsea Anderson

Clerk

April 5, 2022

SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION

Reporting Information – Official Notice

As of 8:00 PM…

Outstanding Provisional Ballots:  1

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Notice of Spring General, Municipal, School District

Notice of Spring General, Municipal, School District,

Referendum Election and Sample Ballots

April 5, 2022

Office of the Oconto Clerk

To the voters of Oconto County:

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in Oconto County on April 5, 2022, at which the officers named below shall be nominated.  The names of the candidates for each office, 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 and before being permitted to vote, a voter shall:

*If a voter does not have acceptable photo identification, the voter may obtain a free photo ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles

**If the voter is unable to sign the poll book due to disability, a poll worker may write the word “exempt.”

If a voter is not registered to vote, they may register to vote at the polling place serving their residence if the voter provides proof of residence.

Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. 

Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall enter a voting booth or go to a machine and cast their ballot. The vote should not be cast in any manner other than specified here.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in marking their ballot 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.

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 advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Assistance for Voting

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting their vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that they are unable to read, have difficulty reading, writing, or understanding English, or that due to disability are unable to cast their 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.

Where Paper Ballots are Used

The voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend 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 their 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 Optical Scan Voting is Used

The voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend 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 their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the write-in line.  On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (“ImageCast Evolution-ICE”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen or use the tactile pad to select 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 or use the tactile pad to select “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen or use the tactile pad to select “no” if opposed to the question.

Where Touch Screen Voting is Used

The voter shall touch the screen or us the tactile pad to select the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend 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 their 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.

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 deposit the voted ballot in the ballot box or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit and shall leave the polling place promptly.

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve, so the marks do not show.  The voter may insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  If a central count system is used, the voter shall insert the ballot in the ballot box and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

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

Spoiling Ballots

If a voter spoils a paper or optical scan ballot, they 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.

Notice of Location and Hours of Polling Place

At the primary to be held on April 5, 2022, in the County of Oconto, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:

City of Gillett W1-3

Chelsea Anderson (920) 855-2255

150 N. McKenzie Avenue, Gillett, WI 54124

All polling places will open at 7:00 A.M. and will close at 8:00 P.M.

All polling places are accessible to elderly and voters with disabilities*.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers (MBOC)

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the MBOC for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

Notice of Meeting of MBOC to Process Rehabilitated Provisional Ballots

If provisional ballots have been issued and are subsequently cured by the voter before 4:30 p.m. on the Friday after the election, the MBOC must meet no later than the following Monday at 9:00 a.m. to process the cured provisional ballots.  This is a public meeting and requires applicable notice.

Notice of Hearing Zoning Board of Appeals Dollar General

Public Hearing

Zoning Board of Appeals

Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:30 pm

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

150 N McKenzie Ave., Gillett, WI

AGENDA

Council may deviate from agenda as needed

  1. Open Public Hearing- The purpose of the hearing is to consider the request of Dollar General to rezone the properties located at 112 W. Pine St. Gillett, WI, 217 N. McKenzie Ave. Gillett, WI, and 209 N. McKenzie Ave. Gillett, WI from residential to commercial. Public Input
  • Discussion and Possible Action on closing public hearing
  • Discussion and possible action on rezoning 112 W. Pine St. Gillett, WI, 217 N. McKenzie Ave. Gillett, WI, and 209 N. McKenzie Ave. Gillett, WI 
  • Set next meeting date
  • Adjourn