Elections and Voting

2016 Election Dates

Spring Primary - February 16, 2016
Spring Election - April 5, 2016
Fall Primary - August 9, 2016
Presidential Election - November 8, 2016

April 7, 2014 Election Results

Outstanding Ballots for April 15, 2015

Outstanding Absentee Ballots - 11
Outstanding Provisional Ballots - 0

April 7, 2015 Local Election Results

Town Chairman - Ryan Simons - 542
Supervisor - Larry Malsch - 459
Supervisor - Kim Jedlicka - 466
Town Clerk - Dixie Bernsteen - 583
Sanitary District Commissioner - Kim O'Keefe - 363

Register to vote:

To register to voter click here: GAB-131-fillable external link icon or on-line registration at  myvote.wi.gov external link icon

  • The residency requirements have changed from 10 days to 28 days living in the Town of Delavan
  •  You can no longer use a corroborating witness
  • Registrations ends at 5 p.m.... or the close of the business, whichever is later the Friday before Election Day and begins again on Election Day. Registration can not take place on the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before the election
  • If you do not have proof of residence, you may not register and therefore may not vote

Absentee Voter Registration:

To register to absentee vote click here:  GAB-121-fillable external link icon or on-line registration at myvote.wi.gov  external link icon

  • In person absentee voting begins the third Monday (two weeks) before the election
  • In person absentee voting ends at 5 p.m.... or the close of the business, whichever is later, the Friday before election day
  • No in person absentee voting can take place on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before the election
  • If you fail to return any absentee ballots mailed; your name will be discontinued from the absentee ballot mailing list

Voting Location: Town of Delavan Community Park, 1220 South Shore Drive,  Corner of South Shore Drive and State Road 50

Polling Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

When you come to vote you will be asked  . . .

  • To announce your name and address
  • Show your proof of residency if registering - Acceptable Proof of Residency
    • WI Drivers License or WI ID Card
    • WI Drivers or State ID Receipt
    • An employee ID card with a photo graph, but not a business card
    • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current your of the year preceding the date of the election
    • A residential lease
    • A Picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt
    • A Utility Bill for the period commencing not earlier than  90 days before the day the registration is made
    • (Homeless voter only) A letter form an organization that provides services to the homeless that identifies the voter and describes the location designated as the persons residence for voting purposes
    • A bank statement
    • A paycheck
    • A check or other document issued by a unit of government
  • To show your picture ID
  • To sign the poll list. If you do not claim to be physically disabled and refuse to sign the poll list, you will not be issued a ballot by the election inspectors
  • Your voter number and ballot will be issued after the poll list is signed

Interested in being an Election Inspector (poll-worker)

If you are interested in being a Election Inspector and are a resident of the Town of Delavan please contact the Town Clerk.  Qualifications for an Elections Inspector are as follows:

  • Read, Write and Understand the English Language
  • Must be a qualified elector of the county

If you are a high school student and are interested in being an Elections Inspector the qualifications are:

  • The age of 16 or 17
  • A resident of Town of Delavan
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent
  • Have permission from your parents and school

To run for office:

General information for local government candidacy:
http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/local external link icon

The following links provide you with the necessary forms, to be filed with the Town Clerk.

GAB -1  external link icon- Registration Statement

GAB - 162  external link icon- Declaration of Candidacy

GAB - 169  external link icon- Nomination papers for nonpartisan office

Voter List Clean-up

Every other year in an odd years the GAB does house cleaning on electors that have not voted in the past four years. If you are one of those residents that have not voted in the past four years and did not return your Application for Continuation of Registration Post Card back to the Municipal Clerk - the GAB may have removed your name from the voting list and you must re-register for your name to reappear on the voter list.

The new voting changes were made by your Congressmen and State Representatives and then signed by Governor Walker.

If you have any questions any time. Please call or email during normal business hours.

Dixie Bernsteen, Clerk
telephone_blue  262-728-3471
Town of Delavan
location-128  5621 Town Hall Road
          Delavan, WI 53115
mail-icon-128  clerk@townofdelavan.com