NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
Iowa County, Wisconsin
November 3, 2020
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in Iowa County, during the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, the following question proposed by Resolution of the Iowa County Board, will be submitted to a vote of the people:
Question: Should the Wisconsin legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps?
YES ____ NO ____
EXPLANATION AND EFFECT OF VOTE
A copy of the entire text of Iowa County Board Resolution No. 16-0620, directing the submission of the question to the electors, can be obtained from the office of the Iowa County Clerk, 222 N. Iowa Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533. It can also be found on the internet at: https://www.iowacounty.org/media/County%20Board/Resolutions/2020/16-0620.pdf
The referendum is advisory only, and the results of the advisory referendum are not binding on the County or the State of Wisconsin. However, the Iowa County Clerk will send the results of the referendum to the Governor of the State of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Counties Association, and the County’s State Representatives.
Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Done in the County of Iowa, Wisconsin,
On October 20, 2020.
Iowa County Clerk
LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE
At the General Election to be held on November 3, 2020, in the Village of Montfort, the following polling place locations will be used for the wards indicated:
Montfort Fire Department Ward 1 & Ward 2
605 S. Wall Street
THE POLLING PLACE WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.
102 E. Park Street
Monday-Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.
Notice of Meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers
At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as the Local Canvassing Board for the purpose of conducting the local canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 7.51. This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.
TESTING ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT
FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 PARTISAN PRIMARY ELECTION
According to Wis. Stats. 5.84 (1) Testing Equipment, the electronic voting equipment must be tested at a public meeting. The ICE – ImageCast Evolution electronic voting system, which utilizes automatic tabulating equipment, will be tested on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village Office, 102 E. Park Street.
This test is open to the public.
Village of Montfort
DISREGARD THE NOTE ON THE FRONT OF THE WATER BILL.
Trick or Treat is 2pm -4pm on Saturday October 31st.
Leaf Pick up is Wednesday November 4th.
Alternate Side parking starts November 1st.
PLEASE PASS THE WORD!
Thank you and again, sorry for any confusion.
FALL LEAF CLEANUP
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
The Village is renting a leaf vacuum for this day. If you don’t want to bag your leaves this year, have them swept to the edge of your lawn by the morning of Wednesday November 4th for pick up. After this date you will have to bag your leaves for pick up. Call the Village office if you have any questions Monday through Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm 608-943-6917.
NO BURNING IN THE STREETS!!!!
The Montfort Municipal Water Utility has filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to increase water rates. The increase is necessary due to a 79.20 percent increase in gross plant investment and a 114.15 percent increase in operating expenses since the last water rate case was completed in 2000.
The total increase in water revenues requested is $39,594 which will result in an estimated overall rate increase of 22.25 percent over the water utility’s present revenues. If the request is granted, the water bill for an average residential customer with a ⅝-inch or ¾-inch meter who uses 3,000 gallons of water per month will increase from $25.28 to $35.67, or 41% including the public fire protection charge.
A telephonic public hearing on the application has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. This virtual hearing has no physical location. This is a virtual hearing to which members of the public may attend by telephone or listen to live broadcast on-line. Scheduling questions regarding this hearing may be directed to the PSCW at (608) 266-3766.
To attend by telephone use the following:
1. Dial-in number: (872) 240-3212 (Toll)
2. Access Code: 903-694-349 #
A person may testify in this proceeding without becoming a party and without attorney representation. A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:
· Web Comment. Go to the Commission’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, click on “File a Comment”. On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 3840-WR-101. Web comments shall be received no later than Monday, November 16, 2020.
· Oral Comment. Speak over the telephone during the public session. The Administrative Law Judge may receive an oral comment from any member of the public in attendance after the close of any party and Commission staff testimony. The Administrative Law Judge will receive an oral comment by unmuting each phone connection one at a time and inquiring into the each caller’s desire to comment.
· Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. Mail shall be received no later than Monday, November 16, 2020 and shall be addressed to: Attn: Docket 3840-WR-101 Comments, Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 7854, Madison, WI 53707-7854.
The PSCW intends to webcast this hearing live on the PSCW’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov under the “PSC Live Broadcast” button.
All documents in this docket are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Records Filing (ERF) system. To view these documents: (1) go to the Commission’s E-Services Portal at http://apps.psc.wi.gov, (2) enter “3840-WR-101” in the box labeled “Quick Single Docket Search,” and (3) select “Documents”.
If you have any questions, please contact Montfort Municipal Water Utility at 608-943-6197.
Posted on: 10/19/20 Community Building, Montfort Post Office and www.villageofmontfort.com
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day 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 28 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 in writing.
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. You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email 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:
4:30 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, October 29, 2020.
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.
Village of Montfort
102 E. Park St.
Montfort WI 53569
Mon-Thurs. 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:
Thursday, October 29, 2020
No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place before the polls close on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
TRICK OR TREAT HOURS
OCTOBER 31ST, 2020
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Village of Montfort has set Trick or Treat hours and are leaving it up to the parent’s and residents’ discretion to participate or not. Those that choose to participate remember to turn your porch light on. Be careful and stay safe!
Below are a couple of recommendations from the CDC. You can read their whole guidance at:
Moderate Risk Activities.
- · Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)
- If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
As of September 24, all voters with a valid absentee request have had their ballots mailed to them. They will arrive in envelopes like the one pictured. Please read all the instructions and return it to us as quickly as possible. Don’t forget to sign the envelope, have it witnessed and have the witness write their address below; otherwise your ballot will not count. For more information about the election navigate over to the Election Information page. Anyone who requests an absentee ballot can expect a 1-2 business day turnaround before their ballot will get mailed out. If you’d like to check on the status of your ballot go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/. Thank you and stay safe!
Other Election Information:
Note: Due to a new Court Order some of these deadlines may change in the future but at this time these are the deadlines that are being advised by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
I want to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 Election.
· Wisconsin does allow same day voter registration; however, we encourage you to complete the registration process ahead of time. The deadline to register on-line or by mail is Wednesday, October 14, 2020. You may register on-line at www.myvote.wi.gov (proof of residency required) or by completing the Voter Registration Form and submitting it along with a valid proof of residency. Note: You must have resided at the address you provide on your Registration Form for at least 28 consecutive days prior to an election in order to vote in the Village of Montfort.
· After October 14, you will need to register in person in the Clerk/Treasurers office, 102 E. Park Street, Montfort, WI 53569. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or at your polling location on Election Day, November 3, 2020. Registration in the Clerk/Treasurers office ends on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
When will I get my ballot for the November 3 Election?
· The first day Absentee Ballots will be mailed is Thursday, September 17, 2020. After that date, the office will mail ballots out within 24 hours of receiving the approved absentee request.
How can I request an absentee ballot to be mailed?
· You may request an absentee ballot by mail via myvote.wi.gov or in writing to [email protected]. Please include your name, address, phone number and photo ID. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Thursday, October 29, 2020 by 4:30pm.
When can I return my absentee ballot?
· Absentee ballots must be received by the Clerk/Treasurers office no later than 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
How can I return my absentee ballot?
· Absentee ballots may be returned via USPS, dropped of at the Clerk’s office or put in the payment drop box located the left of the front door of the Community Building/Village Office.
When can I do in-person absentee voting?
· In-Person absentee voting will be done at the Village Office, 102 E. Park Street, Montfort, WI starting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 during business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day for In-Person absentee voting will be Thursday October 29, 2020. By 4:30 p.m.
Didn’t find the answer to your question? Please contact us at 608-943-6917.