Election Information ** ELECTION UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 ** Due to concerns related to the COVID-19, voters in Door County are strongly urged to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary. So far, polls will be open in the Village of Forestville for those who need them on Election Day, but voters are encouraged to vote absentee by requesting an absentee ballot as soon as possible. You can request an absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee or in writing by contacting the Village of Forestville Clerk by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or at: N9275 County Road P, Algoma, WI 54201. Call 920.366.3640 w/ questions. The deadline to register online for the April 7, 2020 election has now been pushed out to March 30, 2020. After 3.30.20, you will need to register in person or at the polling place on election day. Also, please note that if your name or address has changed since the last election, you will need to register with your current information. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov (click on “My Voter Info”).
The April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary is occurring as scheduled. The WEC strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote should request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them as soon as possible. • You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. • The deadline to register by mail to vote has passed. • The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court order until March 30. The WEC is working to reinstate online registration in the next few days. • Voters who need to register may also do so in person at their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election and on Election Day at the polling place. • Voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait! Request your absentee ballot online at https://myvote.wi.gov
The Village did extend the dog licensing requirement to April 7th, 2020 to avoid having to pay the “late fee” of $5.00 per dog.
That date has now passed, so be prepared to pay the additional $5.00 fee if you failed to obtain your dog license.
NOTICE OF RABIES VACCINATION AND DOG LICENSE REQUIREMENTS Pursuant to Section 174.052, Wisconsin Statutes, notice is hereby given to all owners of dogs in Door County that rabies vaccinations and dog licenses are required under the statutes. Vaccination by a veterinarian against rabies of all dogs is required (Sec. 95.21) within 30 days after the dog reaches 4 months of age, and re-vaccinated before the certificate expires or within three years of the previous vaccination. Notice is hereby further given that evidence that the dog is currently immunized against rabies must be presented before a license can be issued. To qualify for the minimum license fee for neutered males or spayed females, presentation of evidence attesting to same must be presented when applying for the license. PENALTIES A minimum late fee of $5.00 shall be assessed the owner of each dog 5 months of age or over who fails to obtain a dog license by April 1st each year, or within 30 days of acquiring ownership on or before the dog reached licensable age. The minimum late fee may be raised by municipal action. Any owner who fails to have a dog vaccinated against rabies as required by statute may be required to forfeit not less than $50 nor more than $100. Contact your Town, Village or City Treasurer to license your dog.
Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary – April 7, 2020
Partisan Primary – August 11, 2020
General and Presidential Election – November 3, 2020
MyVote Wisconsin Website At myvote.wi.gov you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, request an absentee ballot and check provisional ballot status.
Congratulations to Barb Husch, Forestville Branch Librarian, who was presented with a Citation by the Assembly, State of Wisconsin, reading, in part, : “to Barbara Husch, who has spent the past 25 years serving the Forestville Branch library with her knowledge, winning attitude, optimism, and kindness; and her creativity during story time to engage children to help them expand their minds by nurturing their curiosity while broadening their love for learning”.
At Dec. 17, 2018 monthly meeting, the Village Board approved Ch. 58 Solid Waste / Recycling Ordinance after agreeing to enter into curbside garbage pickup contract with Advanced Disposal.
The Village Board added prohibition of manure and agricultural waste applications to Ch. 287 Nuisances, section 3. The Village Board also revised Ch. 83 Officers Ordinance to update Clerk & Treasurer duties.
Copies of all three ordinances will be posted for the next 30 days at the Post Office and at the Library/Village Hall. See Dec. 17, 2018 meeting packet for electronic copies.
The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2019, and the final day for filing nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The number of valid Village of Forestville Resident Signatures is a minimum of 20. See link below for attachment for candidate papers packet. Printed packets are also available on the Village Office door. If a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. CANDIDATE PAPERS 2020
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.
The following Village of Forestville offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. Each term is for two years: