Welcome

The Town of Black Earth is located approximately 20 miles west of Madison. The first Europeans to permanently settle here arrived in 1843.  Five years later, the Wisconsin State Legislature created the Town of Farmersville, which was later renamed to Black Earth.  Black Earth (population 491) is a rural farming community blessed with natural resources, including fertile soils and the popular Black Earth Creek.    


VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Town of Black Earth
November 3, 2020, General Election 

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the General Election 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 28 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.

To request an absentee ballot, please contact your municipal clerk:

* Your absentee ballot request must be in writing, whether it be by email, letter, filling out the absentee ballot request form, or online at MyVote.wi.gov.  Your written request must list your name, voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and the date of the election(s) you are requesting your ballot for.  You must also provide your photo ID.

TO RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY MAIL:

The deadline for making an application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 PM on the fifth day before the election:  Thursday, October 29, 2020.

VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN-PERSON:

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office during the specified hours or by appointment.  You must also provide your Photo ID.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:  8:00 AM, Tues., October 20, 2020.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:  5:00 PM, Fri., October 30, 2020. 

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

The municipal clerk will deliver all voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place before the polls close on November 3, 2020Any ballots received after the polls close at 8:00 PM will not be counted.

To obtain an absentee ballot send a written request to: 

Town of Black Earth 
Stephanie Zwettler, Clerk
PO Box 426
Black Earth, WI  53515
townofblackearthclerk@gmail.com                        

Office hours:  Tues 8:00 AM -12:00 PM – in the lower level of 1116 Mills St.
In-person Absentee Voting by Appointment 
Tel:  608-444-6425 / Email:  townofblackearthclerk@gmail.com

Type E ABSENTEE BALLOT Notice-General Election 2020


Town of Black Earth Notice
PUBLIC TEST OF ELECTRONIC VOTING EQUIPMENT
FOR THE VILLAGE & TOWN OF BLACK EARTH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the test of the voting machine DS200 Precinct Ballot Scanner for the General Election that will be held on November 3rd, 2020 for the Village and Town of Black Earth will be run on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 10:00 AM at the Municipal Building Meeting Room at 1210 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI  53515.

Stephanie Zwettler, Clerk
Town of Black Earth

Type D – Public Test and Election – General Election November 3, 2020


Town of Black Earth Notice
ELECTION LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE
FOR THE VILLAGE & TOWN OF BLACK EARTH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.

The election will be held in the Municipal Building located at 1210 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI for the Village of Black Earth and Town of Black Earth residents from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  The polling place is accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact:

Stephanie Zwettler, Clerk
PO Box 426
Black Earth, WI  53515
608-444-6425
townofblackearthclerk@gmail.com

Type D – Public Test and Election – General Election November 3, 2020


Town of Black Earth Notice
Public Budget Hearing & Special Meeting of the Electors

PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the Town of Black Earth will be held on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 6:00 PM in the lower level of the Breunig Accounting building, located at 1116 Mills St., Black Earth, WI  53515.  The budget summary is posted pursuant to 65.90(3)(a)1 of Wis. Statutes.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS

Notice is further given that immediately following the Public Hearing on the proposed budget, a Special Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Black Earth will be called to order for the following purpose:
            1.   To approve the 2020 total town tax levy to be collected in 2021 pursuant to 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Statutes.

TOWN BOARD MEETING

Notice is hereby given that immediately following the Special Meeting of the Electors, a regular town board meeting will be called to order for the purpose of adopting the 2021 budget.

Notice of Budget Hearing & Special Meeting of the Electors


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Public Health Madison & Dane County

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