OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CLERKS
TO THE ELECTORS OF THE VILLAGE OF OREGON, BILLAGE OF BROOKLYN, TOWN OF RUTLAND AND TOWN OF OREGON, DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the several wards in the Village of Oregon, Village of Brooklyn, Town of Rutland and Town of Oregon, County of Dane, Wisconsin, on the fourth day of April, 2006, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, 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 that follows this notice.
INFORMATION TO ELECTORS
Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall give his or her name and address before being permitted to vote. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector's minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.
Where marksense voting is used, the elector shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for whom he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided and fill in the oval or connect the arrow on the write-in line. On referendum questions, the elector shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to "yes" if in favor of the question, or the elector shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to "no" if opposed to the question.
The vote should not be cast in any other manner. If the elector spoils a ballot, he or she 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 elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. Not more than five minutes' time shall be allowed inside a voting booth. Unofficial ballots or a memorandum to assist the elector in casting his or her vote 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.
After an official marksense ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve. The elector shall leave the polling place promptly.
An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector's employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector. The following is a sample of the official marksense ballots for the Village of Oregon, Village of Brooklyn, Town of Rutland and Town of Oregon:
Georgia Johnson, Clerk
VILLAGE OF OREGON
117 Spring St.
Oregon, WI 53575
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri)
Denise Arnold, Clerk
TOWN OF OREGON
1138 Union Rd.
Oregon, WI 53575
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mon.-Thurs.)
Dawn George, Clerk
TOWN OF RUTLAND
4177 Old Stage Road
Brooklyn, WI 53521
Call above number for hours
Carol French, Clerk
VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN
102 N. Rutland Ave.
Brooklyn, WI 53521
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
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