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.    

If you requested absentee ballots for elections last year, remember to put in a new request on myvote.wi.gov for the new calendar year.  There will be two elections this year:  the Spring Primary Election on February 16, and the Spring Election on April 6.  Prepare by making your requests now if you plan to vote absentee.

Town of Black Earth
February 16, 2021, Spring Primary 

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, for the Spring Primary 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.


The deadline for making an application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 PM on the fifth day before the election:  Thursday, February 11, 2021.           


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 is:  8:00 AM, TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2021.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:  5:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2021.

          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 February 16, 2021Any 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

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

Town of Black Earth
Notice of Public Test of Electronic Voting Equipment

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the test of the voting machine DS200 Precinct Ballot Scanner for the Spring Primary that will be held on February 16, 2021, for the Village and Town of Black Earth will be run on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 10:00 AM at the Municipal Building Meeting Room at 1210 Mills Street, Black Earth, WI  53515.

Stephanie Zwettler, Clerk
Notice of Public Test

Town of Black Earth
Notice of Election Location and Hours of Polling Place

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Spring Primary will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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
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Public Health Madison & Dane County Notice
New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Released

Public Health Madison & Dane County has released a new COVID-19 data dashboard that contains more than sixty data elements, including trends in age, race and ethnicity, hospitalizations, and vaccinations, specific to Dane County.

The dashboard is available at https://publichealthmdc.com/coronavirus/dashboard.

Free Flu Shots!
Free Drive-Through Flu Clinic at Alliant Energy Center

Open to all Dane County adults and children 6 months and older,
regardless of health insurance status.

Flu Shot Clinic Information

For additional information, please see the press release on the
Public Health Madison & Dane County website.

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

  • Find info on testing, the current order, and the latest data, visit the Public Health Madison & Dane County website.
  • Currently, about 35% of cases do not know where they could’ve gotten COVID-19. Watch for symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, a new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have these symptoms, call your doctor or visit our testing page for information on how to get tested.
  • Wear masks. Masks are required indoors, and we strongly recommend them outdoors anytime you are near others.