Notice of Spring Primary and Sample Ballots
February 19, 2019
FOR THE CITIES OF OMRO AND OSHKOSH, THE VILLAGE OF WINNECONNE
AND THE TOWNS OF ALGOMA, CLAYTON, NEENAH, NEKIMI, NEPEUSKUN,
OMRO, POYGAN, RUSHFORD, UTICA, VINLAND, WINCHESTER,
WINNECONNE AND WOLF RIVER
OFFICE OF THE WINNEBAGO COUNTY CLERK
TO THE VOTERS OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY:
Notice is hereby given of a spring primary election to be held in
Winnebago County, on February 19, 2019, at which the officers named below shall
be nominated. The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations
have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office,
each in its proper column, in the sample ballot below.
**INFORMATION TO VOTERS**
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
voter presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are
distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon
being permitted to vote, the voter 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.
Where Optical Scan Voting is Used
The voter shall fill in the oval 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
and fill in the oval next to the write-in line.
When using an electronic ballot marking device (“ImageCast
Evolution-ICE”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen or
use the keypad to select 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 casting his or her vote may be taken into the booth
and copied. The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone in a manner that
would reveal how the ballot is marked.
If the voter spoils an 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.
After Marking the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in
the security sleeve, so the marks do not show. The voter shall insert the ballot in
the voting device and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for
deposit. 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.
Susan T. Ertmer, Winnebago County Clerk