NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS

NOTICE OF SPRING ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS

April 1, 2014

OFFICE OF THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION

TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE, MILWAUKEE COUNTY:

Notice is hereby given of a spring election to be held in the City of Milwaukee, on the 1st day of April 2014, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office to be voted for, whose nominations have been certified to or filed in this office, are given under the title of the office, each in its proper column, together with the questions submitted to a vote, for a referendum, if any, in the sample ballot included with this notice,

INFORMATION TO ELECTORS

Upon entering the polling place, an elector shall state his or her name and address and sign the poll book before being permitted to vote. If an elector is not registered to vote, an elector may register to vote at the polling place serving his or her residence, if the elector presents proof of residence in a form specified by law. Where ballots are distributed to electors, the initials of two inspectors must appear on the ballot. Upon being permitted to vote, the elector shall retire alone to a voting booth and cast his or her ballot except that an elector who is a parent or guardian may be accompanied by the elector’s minor child or minor ward. An election official may inform the elector of the proper manner for casting a vote, but the official may not in any manner advise or indicate a particular voting choice.

Where Optical Scan Voting Systems are Used
The elector shall connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided and connect the arrow on the write-in line. On referendum questions, the elector shall connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.

When using an electronic ballot marking device (“Automark”) to mark an optical scan ballot, the elector shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice for each office for which he or she intends to vote. To vote for a person whose name does not appear on the ballot, the elector shall type in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote. On referendum questions, the elector shall touch the screen at “yes” if in favor of the question, or the elector shall touch the screen at “no” if opposed to the question.

The vote should not be cast in any other manner. Not more than five minutes time shall be allowed inside a voting booth or machine. Sample ballots or other materials to assist the elector in casting his or her vote 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.

If the elector spoils an optical scan ballot, he or she 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 elector. If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the elector shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the voting booth, properly deposit the ballot and promptly leave the polling place.

After Voting the Ballot
After an official optical scan ballot is marked, it shall be inserted in the security sleeve so the marks do not show. After casting his or her vote, the elector shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device and discard the sleeve, or deliver the ballot to an inspector for deposit. The elector shall leave the polling place promptly.

An elector may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the elector declares to the presiding official that he or she is unable to read, has difficulty reading, writing or understanding English or that due to disability is unable to cast his or her ballot. The selected individual rendering assistance may not be the elector’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the elector.

Included is a sample of the official ballot.

Aldermanic District 15, Wards 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 162, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, and 201 will have the following Special Primary Contest on their ballot:

Alderperson, District 15
Vote for 1
Patricia Ruiz
Russell W. Stamper II
Eyon Biddle, Sr.
Monique Taylor
Vera Davis
write-in

MILWAUKEE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION

Nancy Penn
Lillian Cheesman
Rick Baas

NOTICE OF REFERENDUM

Milwaukee County

April 1, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the County of Milwaukee, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people in a binding referendum.

QUESTION

“Shall that portion of 2013 Wisconsin Act 14 which limits the compensation of members of the board of supervisors of Milwaukee County other than the chairperson of the board and chairperson of the finance committee to receipt of an annual salary of not more than the annual per capita income of this county, which in 2012 was $24,051, and which limits the compensation of the chairperson of the board to not more than 150 percent of that amount and the chairperson of the finance committee to not more than 125 percent of that amount, subject to limitations and adjustments specified by law; and which prohibits supervisors from receiving any compensation or benefits not specifically authorized or required by law become effective in this county on April 18, 2016?”

Yes       No

EXPLANATION

A Yes vote will limit salaries and benefits for the Milwaukee County board of supervisors beginning in April 2016. A supervisor’s salary and authorized benefits will be capped at the annual per capita income of the county, which was $24,051 in 2012. Compensation will be limited to 50 percent more than the supervisor’s amount for the Board chairperson and 25 percent more for the finance committee chairperson.

A No vote means the limits on salaries and benefits will not take effect.

Done in the City of Milwaukee
on January 21, 2014

Milwaukee County Election Commission

Nancy Penn
Lillian Cheesman
Rick Baas.

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