The next election takes place on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. The only race on this ballot is the Dane County Board Supervisory District 16 seat, recently vacated by the incumbent Dave de Felice. Dave resigned in March, so this election is specifically to elect his successor who will complete the remainder of the term (which ends in spring of 2018). There is one candidate on the ballot.
It should be noted that only Blooming Grove residents who reside in Dane County Supervisory District 16 are eligible to vote June 13! Basically this means any Town resident who lives south of Milwaukee Street is eligible to vote in this election.
You must be registered in Blooming Grove in order to vote. You will need to show a valid photo ID in order to receive a ballot. You may choose to vote absentee. Details for all of these tasks can be found below.
In order to vote in Blooming Grove, residents must be registered. If you reside in Blooming Grove and need to register, the easiest way is to stop by the Town Office during office hours any day the office is open (except the day before an election). Yes, you can register on election day itself if you wish.
In order to register, residents must provide a proof of residence document such as a driver’s license, utility bill, bank statement, government check, pay check (stub), or other government document. The document used must be current, and have your name and current Blooming Grove address on it. Additionally, residents need to fill out the EL-131 voter registration form -- which the Town Office has, or can be found in the "Forms and Permits" section of this website. While you can register to vote by mail, it's usually more efficient to do it in the Town Office.
Photo ID Requirement
All voters who wish to receive a ballot must provide a valid photo ID. For most voters, their Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin DOT-issued ID meets this requirement. For those folks who don't have these forms of ID, other options are available such as a valid passport, military ID or certificate of naturalization. If you aren't sure if your form of ID will be sufficient, visit www.bringit.wi.gov.
Any registered voter may vote absentee for any reason. Simply download and fill out the Absentee Ballot Application located in the "Forms and Permits" section of our website. Then send it to the Town Office with a copy of your photo ID and we will mail you your ballot. Another option is to vote absentee in person in the Town Office. This option is available from now through Friday, June 9.