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December 19, 2017



Notice is hereby given of a special partisan primary to be held in the several cities, villages, towns, wards and election districts in Polk County on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at which the nominees for the office named below shall be chosen.  The names of the candidates for the office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office under the appropriate party, each in its proper column, in the sample ballot below.


Upon entering the polling place, a voter shall state his or her name and address, show an acceptable form of photo identification and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote.  If a voter is not registered to vote, a voter may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence if the elector provides proof of residence.  Where ballots are distributed to voters, 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 a voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter’s minor child or minor ward.  An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

At the special partisan primary, the voter shall select the party of his or her choice.  Voting for candidates of more than one party may invalidate the ballot.  A voter must cast a vote for an individual candidate.

Where Paper Ballots are Used

The voter shall choose the ballot of the party of his or her choice.  If the voter votes on more than one party ballot, no votes will be counted.

On the party ballot of his or her choice, the voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. 

Where Touch Screen Voting Systems are Used

The voter shall touch the screen at the party of his or her choice.  The voter shall then touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. 

The vote should not be cast in any other manner.  Not more than five minutes’ time shall be allowed inside a voting booth.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in marking 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.

If a voter spoils a paper or optical scan 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 voter.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. 

The voter may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast. 

After Marking the Ballot

After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors' initials on the outside do show.  The voter shall then deposit the voted ballot in the ballot box (or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit), deposit the un-voted ballots in the discard box, and leave the polling place promptly.

After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter 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 voter's employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.

The following is a sample of the official ballot:

                                                                                 Sharon E. Jorgenson, Polk County Clerk

.... Preview the Ballot    


Next Election  

2018 Spring Election, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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Where to Vote 

Apple River Town Hall 612 US Highway 8, Amery, WI 54001-2536 Get Directions

Polling Place Hours on Election Days:  7:00 AM - 8:00 PM or Vote Absentee

Register to Vote 

Contact Town Clerk 715-268-6506 or [email protected] 

Check out additional Voter information and tools at MyVote Wisconsin, voters are able to:  

⇒Check registration

See voting history

Find out what's on the ballot for upcoming elections

Look up polling place (where to vote) by address

Learn about Wisconsin's Voter ID requirment,  and more 



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 Town of Apple River for at least 10 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. 


1. Absentee Ballots must be requested in writing
You may request an absentee ballot by using a form or by writing a letter.  

Form: To request a form, call the clerk at 715-268-6506 or email the clerk at [email protected] to receive a form in person, in the mail or by email, or you may Download a form http://elections.wi.gov/forms/EL-121-english (also available in Spanish and Hmong).

Letter: Your written request in the form of a letter must list your name, voting address within the Town of Apple River, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. 


2. Submit absentee ballot requests (form or letter) with proof of identification
To submit the request in person –call the clerk at 715-268-6506, through email send to [email protected], through mail: Town Clerk, Town of Apple River, 612 US Hwy 8 Amery WI 54001

The deadline for requesting to receive an absentee ballot by mail or email will be posted as it applies for each election. 

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 Town Clerk, regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.


You may complete and submit a request for absentee ballot with proof of identification and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office in person.  Contact:

Town Clerk, 715-268-6506 or [email protected] to arrange. 

The Clerk’s Office is located at:  612 US HWY 8 Amery WI  54001 - Apple River Town Hall/Fire & Rescue in Range at the intersection of HWY 8 and County Road D


The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office will be posted here prior to each election.  
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office will be posted here prior to each election.


No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.