There will be a Primary Election on
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
LOCATION AND HOURS OF POLLING PLACE
For all elections held in theTown of Blaine,Burnett County,the following polling place will be used:
Northland Community Center, 1232 E School Road, Danbury, WI.
ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.
If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.
Rita Ronningen, Municipal Clerk
33426 No Mans Trail
Minong, WI 54859
All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.
An important change on Election Day is that voters must sign the poll book next to their name to receive a ballot. Voters should sign the poll book as they would normally sign any other document, i.e. a check, the back of a credit card, etc. Voters with physical disabilities may be exempt from signing.
You can still register to vote on Election Day, but voter registration requirements have changed. A person must now be a resident of the jurisdiction in which they wish to vote for 28 consecutive days instead of the previous 10-day residency requirement.
During in-person absentee voting at the clerk’s office, voters must present a photo ID. The period for in-person absentee voting has been shortened. It now begins the third Monday before the election, and ends at 5 p.m. or the close of business, whichever is later, the Friday before the election.
Photo ID is also be required for mail-in absentee voting, and most absentee voters must provide a photocopy of their photo ID card with their absentee ballot request. Voters who fax or email the clerk to request an absentee ballot may return a photocopy of their photo ID with their completed ballot.
There is an important exception for voters in nursing homes and care facilities, as well as those at home who are “indefinitely confined” due to age, physical illness or infirmity, or who are disabled for an indefinite period. Instead of providing a copy of their photo ID, they may have their absentee witness verify their identity. If you meet the definition of an “indefinitely confined voter,” please contact your local clerk for specific information about voting rights for voters in nursing homes and care facility.
Voters are also encouraged to visit the Wisconsin Government Accountability’s Voter ID website, http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id, for additional information about the election process.
Blaine Township Board Chairman Position
Information sheet for Vern Drake,candidate for the Blaine Township Board Chairman.
Residence: 33502 No Mans Lake Road, Blaine Township, Wisconsin
Mailing address: 33502 No Mans Lake Road, Minong, WI 54859
Phone: 715-410-7861 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Background:I have been approached by several people regarding the Blaine Township Board Chairman position. After asking questions, seeking input, and attending several board meetings, I have decided that I have the qualifications for this position. I am retired, and feel I have the time and experience to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. Please understand that I have no personal agenda for seeking this position, and I am doing so simply as a matter of public service.
1939 - 1957: Grew up in Fergus Falls, MN (west central Minnesota).
1957 - 1961: College, graduated from North Dakota State University; BSCE (Civil Engineering).
1962 - 1965: U.S. Naval Officer
1966 - 1999: Residing in Wisconsin and employed by 3M for 33 years, retiring in 1999.
2000 - 2013: Bought property and built retirement home on No Mans Lake, Blaine Township.
Interests:Mostly outdoor activities: hunting, fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, viewing and photographing wildlife, cutting and splitting wood, gardening, etc. I also enjoy working on home projects, listening to music, reading, and staying abreast of current events.
Family:Married, 5 children and 3 grandchildren, and one English springer spaniel (Lucy).
General philosophy:I do consider myself a “fiscal conservative”, which to me means spending taxpayer’s money only when necessary, and spending it wisely. Also, I’m of the view that the best overall philosophy is to “live and let live”. In other words, individual freedoms and rights are to be protected, as long as they do not interfere with the rights and freedoms of others.
Comments:With your support, and the support of the current and future Board members and employees of the township, I would strive to continue to keep the Blaine Township Board a responsible and effective organization serving the residents of the township.
I would also like to thank the outgoing Chairman, Dan Dyson, and the Township Board Supervisors and employees for their current and past service and for a job well done.