Elections & Voting

 

 2024 Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary Results

SPRING ELECTION & PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY - APRIL 2, 2024

(Unofficial) Dane County Election Results)

 Unofficial Town of Middleton Results:

TOTAL VOTERS: 1574  (31.44% Turnout)

There were no outstanding provisional voters.

PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE VOTE

CHOSE PARTY

Demorcratic

 

924

Republican

 

429

DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Joe Biden

 

909

Dean Phillips

 

8

Uninstructed Delegation

 

81

Write-In

 

4

REPUBLICAN PARTY

Chris Christie

 

13

Vivek Ramaswamy

 

6

Ron DeSantis

 

18

Nikki Haley

 

106

Donald J. Trump

 

340

Uninstructed Delegation

 

14

Write-In

 

0

JUDICIAL

Court of Appeals Judge District 4

JoAnne Kloppenburg

 

972

Write-In

 

32

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 1

Susan M. Crawford

 

931

Write-In

 

20

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 8

Frank D. Remington

 

922

Write-In

 

22

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 10

Ryan D. Nilsestuen

 

909

Write-In

 

17

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 11

Ellen K. Berz

 

916

Write-In

 

20

Circuit Court Judge, Branch 12

Ann Peacock

 

898

Write-In

 

18

COUNTY

County Supervisor District 29

Don Postler

 

870

Write-In

 

120

MUNICIPAL

Town Board Supervisor Seat 3

Ken Opin

 

892

Write-In

 

20

 

Town Board Supervisor Seat 4

 

Tom Stemrich

 

884

Write-In

 

22

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Middleton Cross Plains Area II

Bob Green

 

913

Write-In

 

17

Middleton Cross Plains Area IV

Lauren Rogers

 

416

Katie Frank

 

754

Write-In

 

10

Middleton Cross Plains Area V

Daniel Osborne

 

504

Bartlett Durand

 

571

Write-In

 

9

Verona Portion 1

Meredith Stier Christensen

 

1

Write-In

 

0

Verona Member At Large

Korbey White

 

0

Jennifer Murphy

 

1

Write-In

 

0

Write-In

 

0

Madison Metro Seat 1

Maia Pearson

 

1

Write-In

 

0

Madison Metro Seat 2

Savion Castro

 

1

Write-In

 

0

REFERENDUM

Question 1

Yes

 

607

No

 

920

Question 2

Yes

 

595

No

 

937

 

 New Election Day Polling Location

The Town Board at the January 3, 2023 Board Meeting authorized two Election Day polling locations within the Town. The population of the Town has grown so much that having only one Election Day polling location has become overcrowded. 

Beginning with the Spring Primary on February 21, 2023, the eight (8) wards in the Town will be split between the two polling locations.  Find your polling place by visiting MyVote Wisconsin or you may call the Town Clerk's office at (608) 833-5887.   

 

Town of Middleton Ward Map

TOWN OF MIDDLETON ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACES

Wards 1-4 : Town Hall
7555 W. Old Sauk Rd
Verona, WI 53593
 
Wards 5-8: West Middleton Lutheran Church
3763 Pioneer Rd
Verona, WI 53593
 
Both polling places are accessible to individuals with disabilities and the elderly.

 In-person absentee voting prior to an election will still be held at the Town Hall.             

 Badger Books (electronic poll books)

The Town of Middleton will be debuting electronic poll books (Badger Books) at the February Spring Primary (February 21, 2023).

The system makes the check-in process completely electronic and quicker for the voter. This means no more splitting the lines by last name! 

The Badger Book is only an electronic version of the paper poll book and as such, performs only those functions. It is used to check in voters, process Election Day Registrations (EDRs) per Wis. Stat. 6.79(2)(c), and record absentee participation.  Badger Books are not connected to the internet.

Poll workers can check-in voters by typing in the voter’s last name or scan the voter's driver license bar code.  Once their name and photo ID are verified, the screen is flipped around to the voter, which allows them another opportunity to make sure their information is correct, and they sign the screen with a stylus pen. If the voter’s address is in a different municipality or polling place, the system instantly provides their correct polling place information that they can be re-directed to.

 

Badger Book Resources:

 Spring Election Notice

NOTICE OF

SPRING ELECTION

Town of Middleton

April 2, 2024

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the Town of Middleton, on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term for all offices is for two years beginning on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

 

            Office                                                            Incumbent

            Town Board Supervisor      Seat # 3              Ken Opin

            Town Board Supervisor      Seat # 4              Tom Stemrich

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the first day to circulate nomination papers is Friday, December 1, 2023, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in the office of the Town Clerk. 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Done in the Town of Middleton, this 23rd day of November 2023.

 

 Barbara Roesslein

Town of Middleton Clerk

                                                                       

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

 Where do I Vote?

Voting on Election Day:

Find your polling place by visiting MyVote Wisconsin or you may call the Town Clerk's office at (608) 833-5887.   

 

Town of Middleton Ward Map

TOWN OF MIDDLETON ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACES

Wards 1-4 : Town Hall
7555 W. Old Sauk Rd
Verona, WI 53593
 
Wards 5-8: West Middleton Lutheran Church
3763 Pioneer Rd
Verona, WI 53593


Hours of voting begin at 7:00 AM and end at 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Curbside Voting is available at both locations.  For information see above "Curbside Voting"

In-person absentee voting prior to an election is done at the Town Hall.


 How do I vote absentee?

If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you. 

Wisconsin Application for Absentee Ballot 

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 ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  When submitting an Absentee Voting Application please be sure to include a photo ID as noted on the instructions for completing the application.  Click HERE for a list of acceptable photo ID.

There are many ways to request an absentee ballot: 

Online at MyVote Wisconsin.

  • Click on the "Vote Absentee" Button 

Mail:

  • Request an absentee ballot by sending an Application for Absentee Ballot (download from above) to the Town Clerk at 7555 W. Old Sauk Rd, Verona, WI 53593. Please be sure to include a photo ID as noted on the instructions on the reverse side of the application. 
  • The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2024 for the 2024 Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary (on April 2, 2024). 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 municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

At the Town Clerk's Office:

  • In-person absentee voting for the 2024 Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary (on April 2, 2024) will begin Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at the Town Hall until Friday, March  29, 2024. 
  • Town Hall Hours for casting an absentee ballot in person are: 

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Monday - Thursday

8:00 AM to Noon: Friday, March 22, 2024 

8:00 AM to 5 PM: Friday, March 29, 2024

Deadline for Returning Absentee Ballot: 

  • The complete ballot must be delivered to the clerk no later than election day before the polls close at 8:00 PM.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.                    

 

 How do I register to vote?

Wisconsin Voter Registration Application  

Registration is required statewide for all elections.  Anyone who is at least 18 years of age, is a U.S. citizen, has lived at their current address for twenty-eight (28) days and has not lost the right to vote can register and vote. March 5, 2024 is the last day for electors to begin to acquire residence for the Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024. Electors moving after this date may vote from their prior address.

If you are not currently registered to vote or have recently moved, please complete a Voter Registration Application through one of the methods below:

Online Registration: 

  • Eligible Wisconsin Voters who have a current and valid Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID Card can now register completely online! If your name, date of birth, Wisconsin Driver License or State ID number, and address all match the information on file with the Wisconsin DMV, you will no longer need to mail or deliver your registration form!  Go to the My Vote website to start the process. 
  • The deadline to register online is March 13, 2024 for the Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024 .  After this date, electors may register in person at the Town Hall (during open hours) until 5:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2024 or at the polling place on Election Day. 

Mail:

  • Send completed Voter Registration Application (download from above) to the Town Clerk at 7555 W. Old Sauk Rd, Verona, WI 53593. Please be sure to include all the documentation as noted on the instructions for completing the Application.
  • Mailed Voter Registration must be post marked by March 13, 2024 for the Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024 After this date, you may register in person at the Town Hall (during office hours) until 5:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2024.  You may also register on Election Day.  
  • When completing a voter registration application, you will need to provide your Wisconsin driver's license/or state ID number and proof of residency as noted on the instructions on reverse side of application.
  • Information on acceptable forms of proof of residence may be found HERE.   

At the Town Clerk's Office:

  • Complete a Voter Registration Application during office hours.  We will guide you through the process.  Please remember to bring an acceptable form of proof of residency. 
  • Information on acceptable forms of proof of residence may be found HERE. 
  • For the Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary on April 2, 2024, you may register in person until 5:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2024.  After this date, you may register at the polling place on Election Day.
  • Please call the Town Clerk at (608) 833-5887 with any questions.

 Interested in becoming an Election Inspector?

Citizen involvement is essential to conduct open, accurate, and fair elections in Wisconsin. The Town of Middleton is always looking for dedicated residents who would like to work at the polls on election days. This is a paid position which is very rewarding and interesting. Election Inspectors are paid $10.00/hour or may volunteer their time. 

We welcome those wishing to serve their community and country through the election process. We will provide training which is required to be qualified for this position.
 
The Town of Middleton has two polling places, the Town Hall and West Middleton Lutheran Church.
 

Election Inspectors perform the following duties:

  • Voter check-in and voter registration
  • Absentee ballot processing
  • Hand out ballots
  • Greeter
  • Chief Inspector
If you are interested in becoming an election inspector/poll worker, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (608) 833-5887 or by email at voting@town.middleton.wi.us.
 
High School students at least 16 years of age are welcome to assist with Election Day activities and may receive credit towards civic studies by participating.  For information on being a High School Election Inspector, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website at: https://elections.wi.gov/poll-workers-observers/working-polls/high-school-election-inspectors


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 Curbside Voting

If you cannot enter the polling place or absentee voting location due to disability, curbside voting is available.  There are parking stalls with signage allocated for curbside voting at the Town Hall and West Middleton Lutheran Church (polling places).  You may also contact the Town Clerk at (608) 833-5887 beforehand to discuss an arrival time and what you should do when you get to the voting location.

During in-person absentee voting call the number on the sign in the designated parking stall at the Town Hall and the Town Clerk or Deputy Clerk will assist you with voting. 

On Election Day two poll workers will bring you your  ballot and conduct voting at your vehicle or at the polling place entrance.  If you vote curbside, you are not required to sign the poll list.  Instead, the poll workers will write “exempt by order of inspectors” in the signature space on the poll list.

If you vote curbside and need to update you voter registration due to an address or name change, or if you are not currently a registered voter, you may also register to vote curbside with a current and valid Proof of Residence document. 

 WI Voter Photo ID Rules:

Voters are urged to plan now to make sure they have an acceptable photo ID to vote at all elections.

Information on acceptable photo IDs can be found HERE as well as at Bring It to the Ballot Website

For information on how to obtain a FREE ID from the DMV that can be used for voting please click HERE. 

Please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at (608) 833-5887 with any questions.


 

 Name or address changed since the last election?

Any name or address changes (even if in the same jurisdiction) require the submission of a voter registration form to the Town. Please bring proof of residency with you to make this change.  

For more information click HERE.

 
 
 

 Do you have a special situation such as being in the military, living overseas, college student, hospitalized or confined to a residence?

There are special rules for voters in special situations.  

For information on these voting categories visit the following links from the Wisconsin Elections Commission website:

  If you have questions, the Town of Middleton will help you get answers.