Election and Voting Information
The elections scheduled for 2017 are as follows:
Spring Primary Election (If Needed) February 21, 2017
SPRING GENERAL ELECTION APRIL 4, 2016
Spring Election Notice
Photo ID Requirement: The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011
Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.
Voters will be asked to sign one copy of the poll listing. The requirement to reside in the municipality at
least 10 days prior to the election has now been changed to having to have resided in the municipality for at
least 28 consecutive days.
Town of Herman polls are located at the Town Hall located at
N5628 COUNTY ROAD U, SHAWANO, WI 54166-6471
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. The Town Hall is handicap accessible.
ABSENTEE VOTING PROCESS
For more information contact Town of Herman Clerk,
Lori Schmidt, N7241 Lower Lake Rd, Gresham 54128,
Click here for link to the Government Accountability Board (GAB) - oversees elections
MYVOTE.COM Everything you need to know about voting starts here!
All electors must be registered before being issued a ballot. There are three ways in which an elector may
register to vote:
1. By Mail: Individuals may register by mail with the municipal clerk until 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd
Wednesday (20 days) before the election. Please note that proof of residency must accompany the Voter
Registration Application. The municipal clerk may accept mail-in registrations postmarked on or before this
deadline. Click here for the Voter Registration Application (GAB-131)
2. In Person: Individuals may register in person with the municipal clerk until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday
preceding the election. If the elector registers in person after the 3rd Wednesday before the election, the
municipal clerk issues a Certificate of Registration (GAB-133) to the elector containing the elector’s name
and address that he or she must present to the Election Inspectors. Individuals who register after the 3rd
Wednesday before the election must provide proof of residence at the time of registration.
3. On Election Day: An individual may also register at the polling place on Election Day until the polls
close at 8:00 p.m.
These individuals must provide 2 proofs of residence. (i.e.Wisconsin Drivers License, and an Electric or
Telephone Bills, Cable/Satelitte TV Bill, or Car Registration)
Election inspectors play a vital roll in the local election process. Individuals appointed to work at elections
are responsible for setting up the polling place, preserving order, registering electors, recording electors,
issuing ballots, monitoring voting equipment, counting votes and properly completing forms. Election
inspectors utilize good communication skills and knowledge acquired through training to guide voters at
the polls. Their hard work and dedication to this duty sets them apart in the community. Contact the town
clerk if you are interested in becoming an election inspector.
Election inspectors must meet the following criteria:
Must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. Citizen (Note: Qualified high school students may also be
election inspectors. Contact the town clerk for details.)
Must be qualified electors of the county in which they work
Must be able to read, write and understand the English language
Must be available for training
May not be a candidate for any office to be voted on at an election in which they serve.
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