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2019 SPRING ELECTION

One aspect of village government anticipation in December is the submission of Declaration of Candidacy forms for public office (the Village Board in particular). The process starts on December 1st each year. Being a village form of government, our trustees, seven in number, serve for three-year terms “at large”. This means they don’t represent a particular part of River Hills but all of it together as a combined Board of Trustees. December 1st is the first day potential candidates can circulate nomination papers for the 2019 Spring Election.

 

State Statutes require that all candidates for public office be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided in the village for at least 28 consecutive days before the election at which his or she offers to vote. They must not be disqualified by virtue of one or more of the impediments described in section 6.03 of the statues. Examples are a person convicted of treason, felony or bribery.

 

There are three forms needed to qualify for a place on the Spring Election ballot. Complete and submit the Declaration of Candidacy form which is a simple declaration of the person’s intent to run for a particular office, what their address is. This form needs to be notarized. Next is the Campaign Registration Statement. Submit it to the Village Clerk or Deputy Clerk by January 3, 2019. This is a form declaring whether the candidate will spend more than $1,000 on the election an if so, declaring who the candidate’s committee and treasurer will be. The other form is a Nomination Paper, or petition, signed by 20-100 qualified electors of the village in support of the person’s candidacy. All of these forms can be secured by coming to Village Hall or by going on line to elections.wi.gov.

 

An incumbent who decides not to seek re-election is required by law to notify the Village Clerk by December 23rd. This will give plenty of notice to the Village Board on the potential for an open seat, should someone consider running. The months of January, February and March is campaign season once a person has filed the required papers. The Clerk goes about arranging for candidates to be listed on the April ballot. A lottery is held for ballot position. Then, we wait for Election Day and the exciting tabulation of votes. The Clerk posts election results on the Village website as soon as they are available, usually around 9 pm. Our poll workers have done an outstanding job in the past, are very dedicated and work a very long day! They start at 6:30 a.m. and often are not done until after 9 p.m.  Anyone who wishes to become part of this process, either as a candidate or poll worker can call the Clerk’s office at 414-352-8213.

 

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All three River Hills wards vote at the Village Hall; 7 AM to 8 PM    Ward Map and location of Polling Place

August 14, 2018 – Partisan Primary

TYPE A NOTICE – Partisan Primary
TYPE B NOTICE – Sample Ballot
TYPE D NOTICE – Polling place hours and location.
TYPE E NOTICE – Voting by absentee ballot information.
Public Test Announcement

Sample Ballots

November 6, 2018 – General Election

TYPE A NOTICE – General Election
TYPE B NOTICE – Sample Ballot
TYPE C NOTICE – Notice of Advisory Referendum
TYPE D NOTICE – Location and Hours of Polling Place
TYPE E NOTICE – Voting by absentee ballot information

Sample Ballots

Public Test Announcement

April 3, 2018 – Spring Election

Election Results
Statement of Absentee

Other information:
Official TYPE A NOTICE – Spring Election

TYPE B NOTICE – Official Notice of Election April 3, 2018
TYPE C NOTICE – Notice of Referendum.

TYPE D NOTICE – Polling place hours and location.
TYPE E NOTICE – Voting by absentee ballot information.
Public Test Announcement

Sample Ballots

February 21, 2017 – Spring Primary

Election Results
Statement of Absentee

Other information:
Official TYPE A NOTICE – Upcoming elections.
Official TYPE B NOTICE – Official Notice of Election
Official TYPE D NOTICE – Polling place hours and location.
Official TYPE E NOTICE – Voting by absentee ballot information.
Public Test Announcement

Sample Ballot Wards 1,2,3

April 3, 2017 – Spring Election

Election Results
Statement of Absentee

Other information:
Official TYPE A NOTICE – Spring Election

Official TYPE B NOTICE – Official Notice of Election April 4, 2017
Official TYPE C NOTICE – Notice of Referendum.                                           Official TYPE D NOTICE – Polling place hours and location.
Official TYPE E NOTICE – Voting by absentee ballot information.
Public Test Announcement

Sample Ballots

MAJOR IMPACTS OF THE NEW VOTER PHOTO ID BILL

The newly enacted Voter Photo ID Bill may require voters to spend more time casting a ballot.  We will attempt to keep the lines to a minimum, but cannot guarantee there will not be a short wait.  Please plan accordingly.

Voter Registration Changes

The residency requirement has changed from 28 days to 10 consecutive days. Please also be aware that Electors can no longer use a corroborating witness as a proof of residency to register.

University and college students may establish residency for registration by using the combination of a college ID with a photo and a fee payment receipt dated no earlier than nine months before the election.

Registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day and begins again on Election Day.  No registration will be allowed on the Monday before Election Day.

Absentee Changes

In-person absentee voting begins the third Monday before the election. Hours are 9 am to 5 pm. Monday thru Friday.   By law, even if the ballots are in the clerk’s office, electors cannot vote in the clerk’s office until this date.

In- person voting ends at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before Election Day.  By law, no in-person absentee voting can take place on the Sunday or Monday before the election.

In Person Voting

Information will be provided pertaining to the new election laws in an effort to educate the electors.

Please contact us at Village of River Hills Clerk’s Office, PH:  414-352-8213 should you have any questions

Use the following links to obtain additional election information and forms directly from the GAB’s website:

Voter Photo ID FAQ 

Registration

Absentee Voting

Voter Photo ID Information

Military And Overseas Voters

Voter Public Access, Where to Vote and Sample Ballots (This is the State Voter System)

Frequently Asked Questions

2018 Election Dates

Spring Primary – February 20, 2018

Spring Election – April 3, 2018

Partisan Primary – August 14, 2018

General Election – November 6, 2018

Phone: (414) 352-8213
River Hills, WI 53217
7650 N. Pheasant Lane