Absentee Voting


                                                                     February 16, 2021

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  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 28 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

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, or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

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, February 11, 2021.

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 – 920-261-7154

N1662 Wood Road Watertown, WI 53098

By appointment only

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

                                                                  February 2, 2021

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

                                                                  February 14, 2021

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 February 16, 2021.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

January 11, 2021 Minutes

Board Meeting                                   January 11, 2021                                7pm


Attendance: Chairman Neale Jones, Supervisor Ron Johnson, Treasurer Sue Nampel, Clerk Susan Johnson, Assessor P. Joseph Plasil, Steve Yohn.

 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 Johnson to accept the minutes as read, seconded by Chairman Jones. Motion Carried.

3. The Treasurers Report was read by the Town Treasurer, on a motion by Supervisor Johnson to accept the report as read and seconded by Chairman Jones. Motion Carried.

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

5. Correspondences.

a. Flint Hills Resources sent out notices of the Pipeline Information for public officials, a Minnesota Pipeline, LLC.  Noted by the board.

b. Rural Mutual Insurance agent Gary Probst is retiring the Town of Shields new contact will be Jacob Shropshire. Noted by the board.

c. There will be a zoom meeting on January 20, 2021 with the WTA Unit Meeting for DC at 7:30pm. All Town officials are invited to attend.

6. Reports.

a. The Watertown Rural Fire Report for October 2020 was zero runs to the township. The Waterloo Fire report was not available at meeting time.

b. We Energies update, electricity to the transfer site should begin sometime in January. Residents should be aware the dumpsters may be moved around during this project. Motion lights, camera’s and heat to the shed will be installed.

7. Old Business.

a. Wool of the Woods Dedication to the Town of shields is being tabled until the tabled until the February meeting. The discussion took place on different alternatives, along with remaining in compliance with Dodge County and the Town of Shields.

8. New Business

a.  The clerk presented information about attending a Treasurers class from the UW Green Bay-GOVT training program. Classes would be held July 12-16, 2021. The board was in favor of the class.

9. Miscellaneous.

a. Steve Yohn came to the meeting to question a Building Permit Fee. Discussion took place and the board recommended he call Dodge County about his question since we are under Dodge County Zoning and all Town of Shields permits go thru Dodge County. Someone will contact Mike Sindorf, our Building Inspector, to inform him of Mr. Yohn’s concern.

10. Public Comment-None to report.

11. Next month’s meeting date; February 8, 2021 at 7 pm at the Emmet Town Hall.

Supervisor Johnson called for the meeting to be adjourned at 8:27pm Chairman Jones seconded. Motion Carried Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Clerk Susan Johnson