Absentee Deadlines Extended

Office of Governor Tony Evers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2020 
Contact: [email protected] or 608-219-7443
 
Gov. Evers’ Statement on Judge Conley’s Order Regarding Upcoming April 7 Election
 
MADISON —Gov. Tony Evers issued the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge William Conley’s decision to ease requirements for absentee voting in the upcoming April 7 election. The order extends the deadline to request an absentee ballot to tomorrow, April 3, allows ballots to be counted that are received after the election until April 13, and eases the requirement for a witness signature.

“In the absence of the Legislature doing its part to ensure a fair and safe election, I appreciate that the court chose to implement some of the common-sense solutions that I’ve been advocating for. It’s great news that Wisconsinites will have more time to request and submit a ballot and that clerks will have more time to count ballots. I continue to encourage every Wisconsinite to request their absentee ballot and vote safely from home.”

Previously, the governor proposed legislation that had several provisions aimed at making voting easier and more accessible during the public health emergency. A brief summary of that legislation is available here for review. Additionally, Gov. Evers called for the Legislature to act on this issue in a video, available here.

The amicus brief submitted on behalf of the governor is available here.

REGULAR VILLAGE BOARD MEETING – THURSDAY, APRIL 2ND AT 7:00PM

PLEASE NOTE: Conference Calling is available for parties that wish to attend this meeting rather than in person due to the current COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Please contact the Village office for details and to register to join the meeting.  Phone 608-534-6434 or email [email protected] 

BURN BAN IN EFFECT

The Trempealeau Fire Department is under a Burn Ban until further notice. This includes the Village of Trempealeau, Township of Trempealeau, and the Township of Caledonia. (Effective March 27, 2020)

Trempealeau County has first Confirmed COVID-19 case

MEDIA ADVISORY

Date of Notice: April 1, 2020
For More Information Contact: Barb Barczak RN, Director/Health Officer,
Trempealeau County Health Department
[email protected]

First Positive Case Confirmed in Trempealeau County

This afternoon, the Trempealeau County Health Department received notification of our first confirmed case of COVID-19.

People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For many, symptoms are mild, with no fever. It is important to know that you can still spread (transmit) the virus to others even if you have mild or no symptoms.
COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets that are released when a sick (infected) person coughs, sneezes, or breathes. These droplets can remain in the air and on surfaces for an extended period of time. When people breathe in (inhale) the droplets, or touch surfaces that have been contaminated and then touch their mouth, face, or eyes, the virus can make them sick.
“Our Public Health Team is prepared to respond to COVID-19 and continue our efforts to protect Trempealeau County residents” said Barb Barczak, Director/Health Officer for the Trempealeau County Health Department. The Health Department will follow up with those individuals that the person came in contact with.

Everyone should continue to follow these steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19:

o Stay home. Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, non-essential workers in your house). It is important to stay home if you’re are ill.
o Practice good hygiene.
o Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
o Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
o Eat a nutritious diet and get plenty of rest.

If you are having symptoms, please call your health care provider.

For the latest information about COVID-19 in Trempealeau County, visit our website.

For resources and general questions:
Text: COVID19 to 211-211
Call: 211
Visit: https://www.211wisconsin.org

VILLAGE OFFICE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

 

 

 

TREMPEALEAU POOL SWIMMING LESSON REGISTRATION – SUNDAY, MARCH 29th ONLINE ONLY!!!

Google Form Link – Online Lesson Registration

 

VOTERS ENCOURAGED TO VOTE ABSENTEE – VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD EXTENDED TO MARCH 30th.

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election

VILLAGE OF TREMPEALEAU, WI – Because of COVID-19, voters in the Village of Trempealeau are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

The April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is occurring as scheduled.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote should request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them as soon as possible.

  • You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. 
  • The deadline to register by mail to vote has passed.
  • The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court order until March 30. 
  • Voters who need to register may also do so in person at their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election and on Election Day at the polling place.
  • Voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!
  • Request your absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov

Requests for Absentee ballots by mail deadline is April 2nd, 2020. In-person Absentee Voting is available by appointment in the Clerk’s office only Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 4:30pm through April 3rd, 2020. Call 608-534-6434 and leave a message if no answer. Someone will call you back to schedule an appointment.

Polls will be open in the Village of Trempealeau for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election. For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.

Online Registration Available Until March 30, 2020

Need to Change your address, name, or are a you a new Wisconsin Voter?  You can register to vote online now through March 30 for the April 7 election.  Click here to register to vote.  To register to vote online, you will need a current WI driver license or WI state ID card, otherwise, you will need to mail in your form.  Need to update your address with DMV?  You can update your DMV address here and then come back to MyVote to register to vote.

Once you have registered, you can request an absentee ballot by mail, click here to request your absentee ballot.

Because of this extended deadline, if you plan to go to in-person to vote, either during in-person absentee or on Election Day, please don’t register online, you can register in-person when you get your ballot.

SPECIAL NOTICE WITH RESPECT TO ONLINE REGISTRATION AND ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR APRIL 7, 2020, ELECTION ONLY  DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

By order of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, online registration to vote is extended until March 30, 2020, for the April 7, 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Primary ONLY.  This order is notwithstanding ANY contrary Wisconsin Statute, notice on this website, other State websites or other writing or postings.

The primary purpose of this extension is to facilitate voting by absentee ballots for those who may no longer wish to or who are unable to vote in person during the absentee voting period on or before Friday, April 3, 2020, or at their polling place on Election Day, April 7, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are not currently registered to vote in the State of Wisconsin, you may register through the MyVote Wisconsin website.  Registering online requires that you already have a valid, unexpired Wisconsin driver’s license or Wisconsin state ID card. The address, name, date of birth, and driver license number you are using to register to vote must match the information that DMV has on file for you. If you need to update your address with DMV, you can do so online.

To obtain an absentee ballot, you will not only have to complete the online registration process if you are not already registered, but you will also need to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you.  This may be done either through the MyVote Wisconsin website or through a separate written request submitted to your municipal clerk.

When requesting an absentee ballot through MyVote, if you have not previously submitted a copy of your photo ID, you will need to submit a copy of your photo ID electronically through the MyVote site.  Photo ID must also be submitted by a first-time absentee voter if the request is made by other written means.  The photo ID may be a Wisconsin driver license or State ID card, a U.S. passport or certificate of naturalization, a military ID or veterans identification card, or a student ID card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college which is accompanied by proof of enrollment.

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID.  Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident’s identity instead of providing a photo ID.  More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at bringit.wi.gov.

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, voters are urged not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.

Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED, you must do this before requesting an absentee ballot.

How to Register to Vote 

According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day.

Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:

  • People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
  • People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in English: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in Spanish: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-spanish

Blank voter registration forms are also available at the clerk’s office, 24455 Third St., Trempealeau WI 54661 during these hours: Monday through Friday – 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Remember, the deadline to register online or by mail is Wednesday, March 18.

Voters who miss the deadline may also register in the municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3 or at the polls on election day.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  KATHY PETERSON (608) 534-6434 ext. 103   [email protected]

 

Amended Services at Shirley M. Wright Memorial Library

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES – VILLAGE, ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL POOL

Applications may also be submitted via email to:  [email protected]

APPLICATION_FOR_EMPLOYMENT 2020

Election Information and Village Trustee Candidates

Village of Trempealeau Board has three seats for the position of Village Trustee up for election this Spring.

Nomination Papers have been received from the following individuals and will appear on the ballot for the April 7th, 2020 Spring Election in the order shown.

Trustees elected to the three positions will take office on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020.

  1. Kit Locke (Incumbent)
  2. Bridgette Turner (Incumbent)
  3. Chad Narva
  4. Lois Taylor (Incumbent)
  5. Don Hellrung

 

REGISTER TO VOTE!

How to Register

Registration is open until 5:00 pm 20 days before an election. Wisconsin requires 10 days to establish residency at a new address. Temporary absence does not affect residency. Time spent away from your residence still counts toward the 10 day residency requirement as long as you intend to return. When registering, you must present Proof of Residence, a document showing your current name at your current address. You cannot register to vote at a post office box.

Online

You may register to vote at My Vote Wisconsin if you have a valid, unexpired Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin ID, and your address on file with the DMV matches the address at which you are registering to vote. If the DMV does not have your current address on file, update your address on the DMV website before updating your voter registration at My Vote Wisconsin .

In person

During open registration, Village of Trempealeau residents may register to vote in the Village Clerk’s Office located at 24455 Third Street, Trempealeau WI 54661.

 

Mail

Registration forms are available on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website . To register to vote by mail, download and print the application above and mail the form to the City Clerk’s office. The registration form must be postmarked at least 20 days before the election. You will need to include Proof of Residence with the form.

Mail application to:
Village of Trempealeau
PO Box 247
Trempealeau, WI 54661

Military Voters

Members of the military are not required to register to vote, but must complete forms to vote absentee. Military and overseas voters may download their absentee ballots online.

Overseas Voters

Voters who have moved overseas with no intent to return to live in the United States may continue voting for federal offices from their last Wisconsin address. These voters may register and request absentee ballots using the Federal Postcard Application . Voters who are permanently living overseas do not need to send proof of residence with their voter registration.

Homeless Voters

Homeless voters pdf who do not have a traditional street address may register to vote using the map on the registration form to indicate a location they return to on a regular basis. They may use a letter pdf from a social service agency (public or private) as proof of residence.

Felony Convictions

An individual convicted of a felony pdf may register to vote after completing the terms of the felony sentence, including probation or parole.

Register during Closed Registration

Once registration closes at 5:00 pm 20 days before an election, you may only register to vote in the Village Clerk’s Office with proof of address, until the close of absentee voting the Friday before the election.

Registering prior to Election Day is highly recommended to avoid long lines. However, it is possible to register to vote on Election Day.