Town of Woodruff

Notice of Partisan Primary

Notice of Partisan Primary and Sample Ballots
August 9, 2022
Office of the Oneida County Clerk

To the voters of Oneida County:

Notice is hereby given of a partisan primary to be held in Oneida County, on August 9, 2022, at which the nominees for the offices named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office under the appropriate party, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, if any, in the sample ballot below.

Information to Voters

Upon entering the polling place and before being permitted to vote, a voter shall:

  • state their name and address
  • show an acceptable form of photo identification*
  • sign the poll book**

*If a voter does not have acceptable photo identification, the voter may obtain a free photo ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles

**If the voter is unable to sign the poll book due to disability, a poll worker may write the word “exempt.” 

If a voter is not registered to vote, they may register to vote at the polling place serving their residence if the voter provides proof of residence. 

Where ballots are distributed to voters, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot.

Upon being permitted to vote, the voter shall enter a voting booth or go to a machine and cast their ballot. The vote should not be cast in any manner other than specified here.  Sample ballots or other materials to assist the voter in marking their ballot may be taken into the booth and copied.  The sample ballot shall not be shown to anyone so as to reveal how the ballot is marked.

A voter who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the voter’s minor child or minor ward. 

An election official may inform the voter of the proper manner for casting a vote but the official may not advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Assistance for Voting

A voter may select an individual to assist in casting their vote if the voter declares to the presiding official that they are unable to read, have difficulty reading, writing, or understanding English, or that due to disability are unable to cast their ballot.  The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the voter’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter. If a voter is unable to state their name and address, an assistant may also do so for the voter.

At the partisan primary, the voter shall select the party of their choice.  Voting for candidates of more than one party may invalidate the ballot.  The voter must cast a vote for individual candidates.

Where Optical Scan Voting is used

  • If a party preference is designated, and votes are cast for ballot candidates of another party or write-in votes are cast in another party, only votes cast in the designated party will count.
  • If a party preference is not designated, and votes are cast for candidates (or write-in votes are cast) in more than one party, no votes will be counted

Within the party of their choice, the voter shall fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall write in the name of the person of their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote and fill in the oval next to the write-in line. On referendum questions, the voter shall fill in the oval next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (“Automark,” Express Vote,” “Clear Access” or “ImageCast Evolution (ICE)” to mark an optical scan ballot, the voter shall touch the screen or use the tactile pad to select the party of their choice.  The voter shall then touch the screen at the name of the candidate of their choice for each office for which they intend to vote.  To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the voter shall type in the name of the person of their choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.  On referendum questions, the voter shall touch the screen at “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen at “no” if opposed to the question.

Spoiled Ballots

If a voter spoils a paper or optical scan ballot, they shall return it to an election official who shall issue another ballot in its place, but not more than three ballots shall be issued to any one voter.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. 

After Voting the Ballot

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it may be inserted in the security sleeve, so the marks do not show.  The voter shall then insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  If a central count system is used, the

voter shall insert the ballot in the ballot box and discard the sleeve or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit.  The voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

Tracy Hartman, Oneida County Clerk

A sample ballot may be view at the Woodruff Clerk’s Office, the Woodruff Post Office, the Woodruff Town Hall posting box, and at myvotewi.gov.

NOTICE OF LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE

At the Partisan Primary to be held on August 9, 2022, in Oneida County, the following polling place locations will be used for the municipalities and/or wards indicated:

Woodruff Town Hall,1418 1st Ave., Woodruff, WI 54568. Clerk Julie Huotari, 715-356-9421.

          POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8 P.M.

  • If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk at the address above.
  • All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.
  • Notice of Meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers
  • At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors at each polling place will convene as the Local Canvassing Board for the purpose of conducting the local canvass pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 7.51. This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.