2017 elections will be held on the following dates:
- Spring Primary February 21st
Town of Arena will be voting for a State Superintendent of Public Instruction and River Valley School Board Members.
- Spring Election April 4th
Town of Arena Board Members, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and River Valley, Barneveld, and Wisconsin Heights School Board Members.
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE!
More election information can be found at www.elections.wi.gov
- As of January 1, 2006, all municipalities in Wisconsin require voter registration prior to a person being allowed to vote.
- If you move or change your address within the township you are required to fill out a new Voter Registration Application.
Voter Registration Application
Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register:
1. BY MAIL: Download the Application for Voter Registration (EL-131), complete the form and mail it into the municipal clerk's office, Town of Arena, PO Box 126, Arena, WI 53503. The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.
PLEASE NOTE: State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence. (A “first-time voter” is an individual who has not voted in an election in Wisconsin.) Acceptable forms of proof of residence are outlined below. Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk’s office.
2. IN PERSON: By Appointment Only...Register in the municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 PM or the close of business whichever is later on the day before the election. Note: after the BY MAIL deadline, an elector voting in person in the clerk's office is required to present acceptable proof of residence.
3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for at least 10 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
- Forms with an expiration date must be valid on Election Day.
Absentee Ballot Application
- VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT for the Spring April 4th Election.
Any qualified elector may request to vote an absentee ballot. 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 for the Spring Election in writing (EL-121).
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. 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. Send a copy of your photo ID with the request. NOTE: If the clerk already has a photocopy of your photo id there is no need to send another one. Just make sure it is on file. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.
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 which is Thursday, March 30th
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. Remember to bring along a photo ID.
- The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:
Thursday, March 16th
- The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office:
Friday, March 31st
- Town Hall, 148 US Highway 14, Arena,
- Cathy Acker, 753-2862.
- BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
- Absentee Ballot Application
- Mailing Address for Absentee Ballot Applications: Town of Arena, PO Box 126, Arena, WI 53503