YOU CAN STILL REGISTER TO VOTE ON LINE

Last night (March 20th) a judge determined that in this state of emergency voters may still register on line at www.myvote.wi.gov .  By state law this was to end on March 18th.  You can now register on-line till March 31st.  Please take advantage of this and register today.

Thansk

Tim Tollefson


Absentee Voting and covid19 Update

Posted Saturday March 21st   Absentee Voting.  While I am putting together a plan for in-person absentee voting for the remainder of this election I highly recommend that everyone us the absentee voting by mail option.  www.myvote.wi.gov is the fastest way to apply for an absentee ballot to be issued by mail.  Within seconds of the voter submitting the requests, the request hits my computer.  You may have to upload a copy of your ID such as your drivers license or state id. You have till April 2nd to request an absentee ballot by mail, however the faster you do this the better, as mailing times vary.  I am working hard to ensure I mail all ballots on the same day I receive the request and at this point I have met that goal.  As of this morning all 300 plus requests have been processed the same day I received them and in the mail.  This is the prefered method for voting absentee. 

A little about Security.  I have had a number of residents concerned over uploading a copy of their drivers license or state ID.  We all worry about things like this.  I can say that the Wisconsin Election Commission site is one of the most secure sites out there.  The information you are uploading is already within Wisconsin’s data base.  The Election Commission just bounces the information you submit against what is already there.

On Sunday evening I will post information on the in-person absentee voting hours and how it will work.  I am working with the County and other local municipalities to find the safest method of in-person absentee voting to protect the voters and election officials. 

Thank you and stay safe

Tim Tollefson   


Bulk Pick up and Garbage Collection updates Due to covid19

Please see the attached notice from Advanced Disposal the Town’s Refuse and Recyling Contractor.  Basicly the letter says that all items must be containerized.  Items or bags left outside the container will NOT be collected until further notice.  Also bulk pickup has been suspended till further notice.  

https://townofharmony.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID19-Letter-from-Advanced.pdf

 


In Person Absentee Voting is being suspended

As of March 19th, 2020 I am suspending in-person absentee voting until Monday March 23rd when I will start in-person absentee voting by appointment only.  Please watch for details on this over the weekend.  The county office and federal office in our building have basicly closed to their customers and are doing only URGENT business that can not wait.  By doing in-person absentee by appointment I can have all your material pulled and ready for you when you arrive and will limit exposure to everyone.  I am committed to getting everyone that wants to vote the opportunity to vote in a safe enviroment. 

Absentee voting by mail is still happening.  I know that some incorrect information went out in the press that March 18th was the last day for absentee by mail.  You can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you by going to www.myvote.wi.gov

You can request an absentee ballot by email to me at [email protected] with your full name, address and a copy of your picture ID such as a drivers license.  

I ensure that all absentee requests are mailed on the same day I receive the request.  

I will post more details on the in-person absentee voting this weekend so please watch for this.  Things are changing fast so this is my plan at this time.  As we move forward these plans may change also, so again please watch for details.  

Thanks for your understanding

Tim Tollefson

Clerk


In Person Absentee Voting is being suspended

As of March 19th, 2020 I am suspending in-person absentee voting until Monday March 23rd when I will start in-person absentee voting by appointment only.  Please watch for details on this over the weekend.  The county office and federal office in our building have basicly closed to their customers and are doing only URGENT business that can not wait.  By doing in-person absentee by appointment I can have all your material pulled and ready for you when you arrive and will limit exposure to everyone.  I am committed to getting everyone that wants to vote the opportunity to vote in a safe enviroment. 

Absentee voting by mail is still happening.  I know that some incorrect information went out in the press that March 18th was the last day for absentee by mail.  You can request an absentee ballot be mailed to you by going to www.myvote.wi.gov

You can request an absentee ballot by email to me at [email protected] with your full name, address and a copy of your picture ID such as a drivers license.  

I ensure that all absentee requests are mailed on the same day I receive the request.  

I will post more details on the in-person absentee voting this weekend so please watch for this.  Things are changing fast so this is my plan at this time.  As we move forward these plans may change also, so again please watch for details.  

Thanks for your understanding

Tim Tollefson

Clerk


Town of Harmony Property Assessments

Due to the covid19 virus outbreak and with concern for everyones health, the Town’s Assessor is going to be altering how things are done with assessments.  Please read the letter below from J&D Pounder and it explains what is happening.  Should you have any questions on this process please feel free to call the number on the attached letter.  

https://townofharmony.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Harmony-Concerns-letter-3-16-2020.docx

 


Spring Primary/Presidential Preference Election 4-7-20

Update, Today March 18th is the last day to register to vote electronicly at  www.myvote.wi.gov .  After today you can register only at the polling location when you vote either on election day or if you come in to vote in-person absentee.  If you register in person you will need to bring your ID and proof of residence.  If your drivers license address matches your current address that is all that is needed.

I wanted to update everyone on the election on April 7.  Many of our residents may feel uncomfortable coming to vote  on election day with the current concerns over covid 19.  On election day and prior, all of our election inspectors will be working hard to keep the town hall clean and wiped down through out the day. For those voting on election day you may bring your own Black or Blue pen to vote.  Sorry NO gel pens can be used to vote. 

 I wanted to let you know some of your options for voting in case you feel uncomfortable with voting on election day.

1. Go to myvote.wi.gov and request an absentee ballot.  Within seconds of requesting a ballot I receive notification of your request and I will be mailing ballots on the same day I recieve your request.  You may have to download a copy of your ID if there is not one registered on file.  You can use your phone to take a picture of your ID and attach to the form.

2. Posted just below on this page is a copy of the absentee application.  You can fill this form out and Email it to me.  I do need a copy of your ID emailed with this form.  

If you request an absentee be mailed to you, please take into consideration mailing time.  I find that it may take 3 to 4 days in the mail each way.  So please request your ballot as soon as possible.  Again, the day I receive your application is the day your ballot is in the mail.  

https://townofharmony.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020-absentee-application.pdf

www.myvote.wi.gov

3. I will be conducting in-person absentee voting at the Town Hall Mondays through Thursdays from 1pm to 5:30pm.  During the in-person absentee hours we have not experianced lines or crowds in the past.  I do ask that you call ahead of time to verify I am in the office.  From time to time I am pulled into meetings and may be out during some hours.  I am going to do everything to ensure I am in the office or an election inspector is in the office to take care of your needs.  In the event these times do not work for you, let me know.  I can make arrangements for other times.  

I will continue to update this section as I receive more information from the Wisconsin Election Commission.  We are receiving updates daily and should I recieve any information that needs to be shared I will post here.  

Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call or send an Email.  

Thanks

Tim Tollefson Clerk

608-563-4477

[email protected]


April 7th Election

On Wednesday March 11th I mailed out all absentee ballots that were in the Wisconsin Election Commission data base for the Town of Harmony for the April 7th election.  I will continue to mail all absentee requests as they arrive each day.  

For those individuals that are a bit aprehensive about coming to a crowded polling location on election day, I will suggest that you use our in person absentee schedule for voting.  No long lines or crowds.  My hours for in-person absentee votining will be Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 5pm now through the week before the election.  I will also be open on Friday April 3rd from 1 till 5pm and that is the last day for in-person absentee voting. I always ask that everyone call ahead to make sure I am in the office.  Sometime meetings pop up unannounced.  

Please check out our election section under the Government tab on this website.  I will update this daily with more information so please watch this.  

Thank you,

Tim Tollefson Clerk

 


Presidential Preference Election April 7, 2020

The next election is Tuesday April 7, 2020.  Please review the election information under the Government Tab on this website.  As soon as I have the absentee ballots I will open for in-person absentee voting.  Please review this section for more information.  Election Day hours will be 7am to 8pm.  Your voting location is the Town Hall at 440 N Hwy 14, Janesville 53546.

Thanks

Tim Tollefson