Clerk

Clerk

The Deputy Clerk, with oversight from the Village Administrator/Clerk, is responsible for the execution and administration of the Village’s elections as scheduled by State statute. Administration of elections includes; funding, staffing, and training of election inspectors and adherence to all State and Federal elections laws. Additionally, the Deputy Clerk is responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Village’s meeting agendas and minutes, and coordination of the Village’s recreation leagues.

Contact: Deputy Clerk: Carolyn Jahnke, cjahnke@butlerwi.gov, PH: 262-783-2525 x:1224

2020 Election Dates

  • February 18 – Spring Primary
  • April 7 – Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary
  • August 11 – Partisan Primary
  • November 3 – General Election

Voting is held at Village Hall 12621 W. Hampton Ave.  Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

COVID-19 and the April 7 Election

In light of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), we want to remind you of your voting options for the upcoming Spring Election and Presidential Primary scheduled for April 7, 2020. As of this writing, polls for the Village of Butler will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 12621 W. Hampton Ave.

Our election workers will assist you along with doing the best they can to keep the election facility as clean and safe as possible. Extra efforts will be taken to wipe down voting booths and election equipment throughout the day. We plan to have a hand sanitizer available throughout Village hall and are requesting that you use sanitizer or wash your hands prior to entering the voting area. If you have had a fever, respiratory symptoms, or believe you are sick, please consider requesting a ballot to be mailed to you.

You may request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov prior to April 2nd, and a ballot will be mailed to you. If you do not have internet access, you may request an absentee ballot in writing to the Village Clerk, 12621 W. Hampton Ave, Butler, WI 53007 or by emailing cjahnke@butlerwi.gov. You must include a copy of your photo ID, address, date of birth, phone number, election date and signature with your request or we will not be able to process your request. Please be sure to allow sufficient mailing time as we must receive your ballot back on or before Election Day. Given the current situation with the rapidly spreading coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we strongly encourage you to utilize this method of voting. Voting absentee by mail is especially important for the elderly, those who have traveled recently and those who have a suppressed immune system.

Voters are also able to vote “In-Person Absentee” at Village Hall, beginning Monday, March 23 until Friday April 3, 2020 – Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (April 3rd until 5:00 p.m.). If you choose to vote in-person, we ask voters to stand a proper distance from each other to help protect our elderly and high-risk populations from the potential spread of COVID-19. This is definitely not the most ideal method, as we are trying to limit face-to-face contact as much as possible. Our office hours are subject to change as this is an evolving situation. In-person voting ends on Friday, April 3rd at 5:00 pm, so please plan ahead.

If you have questions or need assistance with any of your voting options, please contact us at the 262-783-2525.

Request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov prior to April 2nd.

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING

We are starting in-person absentee voting earlier than previously published.

Starting 3/18/19, you can now vote in-person at Village Hall, Monday – Friday 8 am to 4 pm.

While we HIGHLY SUGGEST every single voter register for an absentee ballot by mail at: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ We will accommodate walk-in voters.

A few requests:
1. Please wash your hands before approaching the Administration Counter. There is a bathroom in the Village Hall lobby.
2. Be prepared to show your Photo ID.
3. Please keep a distance of 6 feet from any other person in the lobby.
4. Please wash your hands after you are done voting.
5. IF YOU ARE EXHIBITING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY WHO HAS CONTRACTED COVID-19 PLEASE DO NOT COME TO VILLAGE HALL. REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL.

The Village Hall lobby counter area and lobby voting booth are being sanitized multiple times per day.

Please abide by these precautions to keep our staff and the general public safe.

 

Voter ID Requirements

The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated the Voter Photo ID requirement for all elections. Learn about Wisconsin’s Voter Photo ID Law at BringIt.Wisconsin.gov.

On Election Day, voters must show one of the following photo ID’s before they will be able to receive a ballot

  1. Wisconsin Drivers License
  2. Wisconsin State ID Card
  3. Military ID Card
  4. U.S. Passport Book or Card

*These IDs are still valid if expired after the date of the most recent general election which was November 6,2018.

The following forms of photo ID are also acceptable:

  1. A Certificate of Naturalization, within two years of issuance
  2. Driver License Receipt issued by the WI DOT, within 45 days of issuance
  3. ID issued by a federally recognized Wisconsin Indian Tribe
  4. A photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college along with an enrollment verification document. Valid for two years from date of issuance.

*An acceptable photo ID is not required to include a current address.

If you do not have a valid Wisconsin Driver License or State ID you can receive a free State ID from your local DMV if you specifically request a free ID for voting purposes. If you do not have a birth certificate, the DMV can help with that, too.

Please contact the DVM for more information by calling (608) 264-7447 or check their website

Absentee Voting

You may request an absentee ballot mailed to you by contacting Deputy Clerk: Carolyn Jahnke, cjahnke@butlerwi.gov, PH: 262-783-2525 x:1224.

During in-person absentee voting, voters must present photo ID just like on Election Day. When voters request an absentee ballot by mail, they must include a photocopy of their photo ID with the request, or the ballot cannot be mailed. However, voters who are “indefinitely confined” because of age, illness, infirmity or disability and voters in care facilities do not need a photo ID. Instead, the absentee witness verifies the voter’s identity. Active members of the U.S. Armed Services who are away from home are also exempt from the photo ID requirement. Please contact your local clerk’s office for more information.

For specific questions on how the Voter ID law affects you, please contact Village Hall at (262) 783-2525 Ext. 1224.

Voters are also encouraged to visit the Wisconsin Election Election Commission’s Photo ID website, for information about the new law.

Resources:
How to Register to Vote
Voting Ward Map
Permits and Applications