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Information on Elections & Voting
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2021 Election Dates*

February 16, 2021 - Spring Primary
April 6, 2021 - Spring Election

The Community Center is the polling place for the Town of Florence. Polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the day of the election.


*2022 Election Dates will be posted in the fall of 2021
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Election Deadlines*

The next scheduled election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

April 6, 2021 Spring Election Important Dates


*Election deadlines will be updated for the next scheduled election when they are available.  They are typical updated as follows - in January for February Primary, in February for the April Spring Election, in June for the August Partisan Primary and in September for the November General Election.  Please note that a February Spring Primary may not be needed each year, and there are usually only August and November elections held during even years -- 2020, 2022, etc.
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MyVote Wisconsin Website Information

Helpful Website for all Wisconsin Voters
https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/

Did you know that you can check to see if your absentee ballot was recorded as returned? Did you know that you can also check your election participation -- whether or not you voted in an election?
In Wisconsin, you can do both of those things and more.

What can you do on the MyVote website?


All you need to be able to access the MyVote website is your name and your date of birth.
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Voter Registration

You can use the MyVote website (https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/) to check your voter registration status, update your voter registration online, and/or request an absentee ballot. 

Note: to update your voter registration completely online, your address with the WI DMV must match the address you are registering at. You can update your address on file with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation online by visiting their website:  WI DOT/DMV Online Address Update

If your address is different from what is on file with the DMV, you will be required to print your application and mail it or bring in to the Town Office with proof of residence.  


New Voter Registration
You may register to vote at the town office located at 749 Central Avenue, (Community Center Building) or on election day. Proof of residence and identification are required. We must have the following information: WI Driver’s License #, your name as it appears on your driver’s license, DOB, Address, Phone # and Previous Address. It is possible to mail in a voter registration, but when at all possible it is easier and more accurate to register in person. If your voter registration is mailed to the office you must provide a copy of your driver’s license. Click the link below for a printable online voter registration application. Voter registration applications are also available by contacting the Town Office.

Wisconsin Voter Registration Application

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How to Request an Absentee Ballot to Vote by Mail*

The easiest way to request an absentee ballot is to go online to www.myvote.wi.gov.  

Voters can also request a ballot by sending something in writing either by email, fax or mail to their municipal clerk. Town of Florence Voters can contact the Town of Florence Office by sending a request to:

In order to receive a ballot, the voter needs to have a request on file that states:

Absentee By-Mail Deadlines:

*Election deadlines will be updated for the next scheduled election when they are available. They are typical updated as follows - in January for February Primary, in February for the April Spring Election, in June for the August Partisan Primary and in September for the November General Election. Please note that a February Spring Primary may not be needed each year, and there are usually only August and November elections held during even years -- 2020, 2022, etc.
How to Vote an In-person Absentee Ballot*

In Wisconsin, early voting is absentee voting in the Clerk's Office. Any registered voter can request to vote an In-Person Absentee Ballot.  

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are requesting that all voters make an appointment to vote an in-person absentee ballot. By scheduling appointments, we will be limiting the number of people in the office at any given time.

In-Person Absentee Dates:

Appointments can be made during the following dates and times:

You will need to bring an acceptable photo ID to show in order to receive a ballot.


*Election deadlines will be updated for the next scheduled election when they are available. They are typical updated as follows - in January for February Primary, in February for the April Spring Election, in June for the August Partisan Primary and in September for the November General Election. Please note that a February Spring Primary may not be needed each year, and there are usually only August and November elections held during even years -- 2020, 2022, etc.

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What Happens to a Voted Absentee Ballot?

1. Absentee ballots are issued and mailed once the Town of Florence Office receives a request in writing and a photo ID is on file. Each absentee ballot mailing includes: instructions, one of each type of ballot (each ballot is initialed by the clerk), and a stamped and addressed certificate envelope for the voter to securely return their ballot in. The ballots are folded so that when they are returned, the election inspectors can see that the clerk initialed the ballot, but cannot see how the voter marked his/her ballot.

2. The voter receives and votes the ballot and encloses it in the certificate envelope provided with the ballot. This envelope must be signed and dated by the voter. A witness must also sign and write their address the envelope—by signing the witness states that they saw the voter sign the envelope and mark their ballot (not what they marked, but witnessing the voter was marking his/her own ballot).

3. The ballot gets returned to the Town of Florence. You can drop the ballot in the mail (there is postage on the envelope). If you use the mail, please note that it can take approximately 5-7 days for it to be returned to us. Voters can also drop off their absentee ballots at the Town of Florence Office during office hours or use the secure drop off box next to the Town Office door.

4. Once received by the Town of Florence Office, the ballot is recorded as returned and the sealed envelope is placed in a secured absentee ballot box. If you vote in-person by absentee, the ballot is placed in a signed certificate envelope and locked up in the box with the rest of the absentee ballots.

5. That box is delivered by the Clerk to the polls on Election Day.

6. Two election inspectors verify the certificate envelope: that it is still sealed and hasn’t been tampered with, that the voter signed and dated the envelope and that a witness signed and put their address on the envelope. Then a voter number is issued to that voter, and the absentee ballot envelope is opened.

7. When the envelope is opened, the inspectors make sure there is only one ballot of each type (official, town, school, etc) enclosed, and that the clerk has initialed the ballot. Once those two items are verified, the ballot is then placed directly in the ballot box. The inspectors do not see how a voter marked their ballot due to how the ballot is folded in the envelope.

8. The ballot boxes are opened after 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. The election workers verify there are the same number of ballots as there are voters. Then the ballots are counted by four people.

9. After the ballots are all tallied, they get sealed in a ballot bag. Then the results are called into the County Clerk’s Office.
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Provisional Ballots Issued for the April 6, 2021 Election*

Town of Florence
Election Day – April 6, 2021
Provisional Ballots Issued – 0

* The number of Provisional Ballots Issued for each election is posted at the close of the polls on Election Night.  The polls close at 8:00 p.m.

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Sample Ballots for the April 6, 2021 Spring Election*

There are four ballots for the April 6, 2021 Spring Election in the Town of Florence.  Click below to see a sample of each type of ballot.  Note:  Sample ballots are printed on yellow paper with the word "sample" printed over the text on the ballot.  The actual ballot will be a different color. Also note that an official ballot will have a reverse side that includes the endorsement section, which makes it an official ballot.


You can also see what will be on your ballot by going to the MyVote website and clicking "What's on My Ballot."  You will have to enter your address in order to see what is on your ballot.  Note:  this feature is only available for the current/upcoming election.  If you try to view the ballots too early, you may see the following message:
        Ballots are not yet ready for this election. Ballots are typically available 47 days 
        before an election with federal contests and 21 days before state and local contests.
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04-06-21 Sample Ballot - State Superintendent of Schools & Court of Appeals Judge
04-06-21 Sample Ballot - State Superintendent of Schools & Court of Appeals Judge
04-06-21 Sample Ballot - Town of Florence Offices
04-06-21 Sample Ballot - Town of Florence Offices
04-06-21 Sample Ballot - School Board Members
04-06-21 Sample Ballot - School Board Members
04-06-21 Sample ballot - School Referendum
04-06-21 Sample ballot - School Referendum
Unofficial Election Results

The Town of Florence does not post election results online.  You can find the unofficial election results posted on the Florence County Website at www.florencecountywi.com. They are typically posted on the right hand side of the page under the "Florence County Quicklinks" bar."
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www.townofflorencewisconsin.com
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Electronic Public Test Notice*
NOTICE TOWN OF FLORENCE RESIDENTS

Notice is hereby given that a public test of the electronic voting equipment to be used in the Spring Election on April 6th, 2021 will be held on March 29, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Office. (749 Central Avenue – Florence, WI)


*An electronic public test of the voting equipment to be used on Election Day is always held on the second Monday preceding the election.
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Page last updated:  03/18/21
Click here to see other election notices that are posted for the Town of Florence -- note they are only posted as needed
* Please note:  all items marked with an * above will be updated for each election.  Prior election dates and information may appear here until the updated dates and information are available to be posted.  An anticipated date for the updated information will be posted under each * indicated item.
*Election deadlines will be updated for the next scheduled election when they are available. They are typical updated as follows - in January for February Primary, in February for the April Spring Election, in June for the August Partisan Primary and in September for the November General Election. Please note that a February Spring Primary may not be needed each year, and there are usually only August and November elections held during even years -- 2020, 2022, etc.
Other Election Notices Posted as Needed

Occasionally there are other election notices that will need to be posted that do not fit into one of the categories listed above.  Those notices would then be posted here.  
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