CITY OF FRANKLIN
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF POST ELECTION VOTING SYSTEM AUDIT
January 10, 2017
Notice is hereby given that a post election audit of the voting system used in the 2016 General Election in the City of Franklin Wards 14 and 22B will commence on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in the Common Council Chambers at Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, Wisconsin 53132. This audit is open to the public.
Pursuant to §7.08(6), Wis. Stats., following each general election, the Wisconsin Election Commission is required to direct an audit of each voting system used in the state to determine the error rate of the system in counting ballots that are validly cast by electors. The City of Franklin was randomly selected to conduct an audit of the ES&S DS200 voting system used in Wards 14 and 22B at the November 8, 2016 General Election.
Dated at Franklin, Wisconsin, this 20th day of December, 2016.
Sandra L. Wesolowski
Director of Clerk Services/City Clerk
Spring Primary (if needed): February 21, 2017
Spring Election: April 4, 2017 (See notice below)
CITY OF FRANKLIN
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION
April 4, 2017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Municipal Election will be held in the City of Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, on the first Tuesday of April 2017, being the fourth day of said month.
The following offices are to be elected:
A MAYOR in the City of Franklin for a term of three years to succeed STEVE OLSON.
An ALDERMAN for each of the Third, Fourth, and Sixth Districts in the City of Franklin for a term of three years to succeed the following incumbents:
3rd District: Kristen Wilhelm
4th District: Steve F. Taylor
6th District: Susanne M. Mayer
The incumbents' terms of office will expire the third Tuesday of April 2017.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the first day to circulate nomination papers for the above offices is December 1, 2016, and the final date for filing nomination papers in the Office of the City Clerk is 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2017, except that this final date may be extended 72 hours if the incumbent does not file a Notice of Noncandidacy and does not file nomination papers for that office.
The description of the boundaries of the Aldermanic Districts for the offices to be filled may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk.
The date of the Spring Primary, if needed, will be February 21, 2017.
Given under my hand and official seal of the City of Franklin this 10th day of November, 2016.
SANDRA L. WESOLOWSKI
Wisconsin Now Requires a Photo ID to Vote
On Monday, March 23, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an order declining to hear an appeal of Wisconsin's voter photo ID law. On advise of the Wisconsin Attorney General, the photo ID law will be enforced for Elections after April 2015. For complete details on Voting in Wisconsin and the Voter Photo ID Law, please refer to the following resources:
Voter Information Center - Wisconsin Elections Commission
Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting in Wisconsin
Voter Registration Guide
Voter Registration Application & Instructions
Click here to check current Voter Registration information.
Complete Guide to Voting and the Photo ID Law in Wisconsin
To avoid long lines or possible lack of required registration documentation by those who have not previously registered and are registering at the polling locations on Election Day, eligible voters are encouraged to register to vote prior to an Election. Voters already registered in the City of Franklin are also encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s office if your name has changed or you have moved within Franklin since you last voted in Franklin. Check your current registration information by contacting the Franklin City Clerk’s office or access the information directly here. Residents that are not registered to vote in the City of Franklin can download and fill out the Voter Registration Application and instructions, which includes a section for changing information such as your name or address, or contact the City Clerk's office at 425-7500. No voter registration can occur on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an Election; however, qualified voters can still register on Election Day at their correct polling location. The requirement for residing in a municipality prior to an Election is now 28 consecutive days. Please refer to the Voter Registration Guide for complete details.
Absentee Voting Guide
Application for Absentee Ballot
Following submittal to the Clerk's office of a completed Application for an Absentee Ballot, registered voters can receive a ballot in the mail or can vote in person at the City Clerk's office. NOTE: A valid photo ID must be provided when voting by absentee ballot unless you are a type of voter that is either exempt by statute or may have an alternative process to verify your identity. Please refer to the Absentee Voting Guide for complete details. (Absentee voting in the City Clerk's office is now restricted to the 2 weeks before an Election and ends at the close of business the Friday before an Election.)
THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR ABSENTEE (EARLY) VOTING - 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.