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, March 28, 2019.

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.

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, March 11, 2019

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

Sunday, March 31, 2019.

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, April 2, 2019.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

March 11, 2019 Agenda

Board Meeting            March 11, 2019           7pm     Emmet Town Hall

Post: March 6, 2019 


  1. Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance
  • Minutes
  • Treasurers Report
  • Pay Monthly Bills
  • Correspondences;
    • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
  • Reports
    • Watertown & Waterloo Fire Dept. monthly reports.
    • ARCW Center of WI
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Department Notice of Amendments to the DC Shoreland Protection Ordinance.
  • Miscellaneous
    1. Spring Primary; April 2, 2019, Polls open at 7am close at 8pm.
    2. Annual Meeting; April 23, 2019, 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.
    • 13th Annual Roadside Clean up; April 27, 2019.
  • Public Comment

       a.   Next month’s meeting date April 8, 2019, 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall

February 11, 2019 Minutes

Board Meeting                       February 11, 2018                              7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Peter McFarland, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson.

 1. The Board meeting was called to order at 7:06pm by Chairman Neale Jones, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

2. The Minutes were reviewed by the Town Board, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Supervisor McFarland. 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 McFarland. Motion Carried.

4. The monthly bills were read by Clerk Johnson, Supervisor McFarland made a motion to pay monthly bills and Supervisor Johnson seconded. Motion Carried.

5. Correspondences;

a. The Department of Revenue sent notice that staff appraisers will be working in our county as part of an assessment review. Reviewing the sales involves viewing the land and improvements from the road, taking pictures, and in some cases, talking with the buyers and sellers involved in each transaction. Noted by board.

b. A yearly update from the Local Emergency Managers was sent. We have been compliant since 2006. There is always extra free training available for the town board.

Go to website . Noted by the board.

c. DCLR & PD sent notice of an approved Land Use Permit for Travis Miller to put in a pond on his property. County ID # 190039. Noted by the board

6. Reports;

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Department report for December 2018 for the TO-Shields was 1-Fire call, 2-EMS. The total for the TO-Shields in 2018 was 5-Fire calls, 9-EMS,        2-MVA and 2-HAZCON. And the Total for the four townships was (Emmet, Milford, Shields & Watertown) 20-Fire runs, 75-EMS runs, 23-MVA runs and 4-HAZCON runs.

Waterloo also sent the final report for the TO-Shields and there were no runs to the township in December or 2018.

b. Chairman Jones attended the bimonthly meeting of the WTA, Dodge County Unit meeting in Juneau. The discussion took place as a round robin for the Emergency Management.

7. Old Business-None to report.

8. New Business-None to report.

9. Miscellaneous;

a. The Spring Election will be held on April 2, 2019. Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm.

b. The Annual Meeting will be held on April 23, 2019, 7pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

The public is invited to attend.

10. Public Comment-None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; March 11, 2019 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 7:55pm and Supervisor McFarland seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Submitted by Clerk

Susan Johnson