Location of Polling Place and Hours November 6, 2018 General Election

Location of Polling Place and Hours

Vote at the Emmet Town Hall for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2018 for the Town of Shields & the Town of Emmet the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:

Location                                       Wards

Town of Emmet                                        Ward 1 & 2

W6777 Second Street, Watertown, WI

Town of Shields                                        Ward 1

W6777 Second Street, Watertown, WI


If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.

                   Town of Emmet                                       Town of Shields

                  Deb Carlson                                             Susan Johnson

                  W6777 Second Street                              N1662 Wood Road

                  Watertown, WI 53098                               Watertown, WI 53098

                  (920) 253-0769                                         (920) 261-7154

                  All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

September 10, 2018 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   September 10, 2018                           7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Bob Long, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil. Tony Peirick, John Brychell.

  1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
  2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor Long to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor Johnson. Motion Carried.
  3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to except the report as read, and seconded by Supervisor Long. Motion Carried.
  4. The monthly bills were read by Chairman Jones, Supervisor Long made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried.
  5. Correspondences;
  6. Advanced Disposal sent an email about quoting our recycling needs. Julie Gross would be the contact. The clerk will contact her for a bid.
  7. The State of WI Department of Administration sent an email that the State has Contracts which are available to Local Governments for things such as; Janitorial Supplies, Light Duty Trucks, Hazardous Waste Services, Prescription Safety Glasses, Electrical & Plumbing Supplies, etc.
  8. Reports;
  9. The Waterloo Fire Reports for the month of August 2018. There were no runs to the township. Watertown Fire Report was not available at meeting time.
  10. The Bridge Inspection Report for 2018 was done on April 26, 2018. The Cold Spring Creek Bridge is due for a brush cutting, and sealing of joints. New chip seal was noted on roadway. All else was up to standards.
  11. Old Business;
  12. Supervisor Johnson presented a graph to the Board that he put together through the collective response to ATV/UTV proposals. Supervisor Johnson made a motion to discontinue any further work or discussion on the ATV/UTV Ordinance, Supervisor Long seconded. Motion Carried. All were in favor. After the motion Supervisor Long commented that the Ordinance can be rescinded if the Ordinance became a problem. Chairman Jones commented that he had spoken with Randy Soldner that the townships north and south of the Town of Shields are approving ATV Ordinances. Supervisor Johnson made a comment that 1-as a duty to my job the results are clear, that more people do not want the ATV/UTV’s on the town roads, 2-there is no compelling benefit to the town, 3- I do not care what the other townships are doing, we should do what is right for the Town of Shields.
  13. New Business-None to report.
  14. Miscellaneous;
  15. Joe Plasil and Tony Peirick will attend the WTA Convention in October 14-16, 2018 in Steven’s Point.
  16. Public Comment-None.
  17. Next month’s meeting date; October 8, 2018 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
  18. Chairman Jones called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:40pm and Supervisor Long seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk

Susan Johnson

Absentee Voting for November 6, 2018 General Election


                                                  VOTING BY 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 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, email or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, October 29, 2018.

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.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

 Susan Johnson-Clerk Town of Shields @ 920-261-7154 or 920-285-2425.

N1662 Wood Road, Watertown, WI 53098

Monday-Friday by appointment only.

 The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

Monday, October 15, 2018

 The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

 Friday, November 2, 2018.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.