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Elections

Running for Local Office in 2019

Nov 4, 2018:  Candidacy filing and nomination papers are now available for anyone interested in running for local office in the Town in 2019.  See the Running for Local Office page for more details and the required forms.  Offices that will be up for election in April 2019 (with possible run-offs in February 2019) are:

  • Town Board - Town Chairman (currently held by Tom Marx)
  • Town Board - Supervisor 1 (currently held by James Brooks)
  • Town Board - Supervisor 2 (currently held by James Bechen)
  • Harmony Grove Sanitary District Board - Seat (currently held by Martin Sears)
  • Okee Sanitary District Board - Seat (currently held by Jim Seaton)
  • Lodi School District Board - Seat (currently held by William Wipperfurth)
  • Lodi School District Board - Seat (currently held by Karl Westphal)
  • Eastern Columbia County Joint Municipal Court - Judge (currently held by William Breunig)

Fall General Election:  November 6th

The Fall General Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  A total of 1897 ballots were cast.


General Election Resources

Photo ID Required To Vote

Remember that you will need to show a Photo ID to the poll workers on election day.  For most residents, that will probably be your Wisconsin driver license.  There are several other acceptable Photo ID's such as a U.S. passport, a military ID card or a State Photo ID card available for free from the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.

Register To Vote

Registering to vote in your local municipality is the first step to participate in any election in Wisconsin.  All voters must be registered.  You only need to register once unless you move to a new home address, in which case you would need to register again with the new address.  When you register to vote, you are simply declaring the exact address where you live and providing proof of residence at that address.

The registration process does two things:  it limits each voter to one specific address and it uses that address to determine all of the voting jurisdictions that apply to you for each election.  The process of voter registration places you within one specific voting ward of your local municipality (village, city or town).  The Town of Lodi is divided into five voting wards.  The Town of Lodi also has three special voting districts:  the Okee Sanitary District, the Harmony Grove Sanitary District, and the Harmony Grove Lake Protection District.

You can register to vote electronically at MyVote Wisconsin, by mail, or in person at the Town Hall.  Please bring your Photo ID (and a proof of residence if your Photo ID will not also accomplish that) to the Town Hall during weekday business hours.  It is recommended to register ahead of time, however It is also possible to register to vote on the day of the election.

What Offices Appear On The Ballot

Ballots can include offices at every level of government (local, county, state and federal).  Terms of office vary for different positions.  See our Elected Representatives for the Town of Lodi page for a complete summary of every possible elected office that may appear on a Town of Lodi ballot.  One or more referendum questions could also be on the ballot, if any have been filed.


2019 Election Dates & Notices

  • February 19, 2019: Spring Primary (if needed)
  • April 2, 2019: Spring Election
ELECTION NOTICE
Notice of April 2, 2019 Local ElectionPDF
Notice of April 2, 2019 Judicial ElectionPDF

 


2018 Election Dates & Notices

  • November 6, 2018: Fall General Election
  • August 14, 2018: Fall Partisan Primary
  • June 12, 2018: Special Election for Assembly District 42
  • May 15, 2018: Special Primary Election for Assembly District 42
  • April 3, 2018: Spring General Election
  • February 20, 2018: Spring Primary
NOTICE 
10/31/18 Notice of Public Test of Election Equipment for November 6, 2018PDF
Notice of Polling Place & Hours for November 6, 2018PDF
Notice of November 6, 2018 General ElectionPDF
08/16/18 Emergency Meeting of Town of Lodi Election InspectorsPDF
08/14/18 Partisan Primary NoticePDF
08/08/18 Public Test NoticePDF
Voting absentee or early in-person for the June 12, 2018 Special ElectionPDF
Notice of June 6, 2018 Public Test of the Election Equipment to be used on June 12, 2018PDF
Notice of June 12, 2018 Special Election for Assembly District 42PDF
Notice of June 12, 2018 Polling Place Location & HoursPDF
Notice of August 14, 2018 Partisan Primary & November 6, 2018 Fall General ElectionPDF

 



Election Staff

Chief Election Inspectors

NAME
Jan Haupt
Karen Koehn

 Election Inspectors

NAME
Susan Benson
Kay Bernards
Joen Bilse
Jodi Burgess
Peggy Ford
Trish Frankland
Neil Heskin
Sandra Hoke
Rose Holerud
Carl Hubbard
Lori Hubbard
Catherine Manowske 
 Joan Marshall
Eileen Mathwig 
Sandi McNamer
Julie Moskal
Nancy Oldroyd
Tom Quackenboss 
Kate Robbins
Shirley Schommer
Jackie Smith
Jim Zavoral
Belinda Zeman