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This ordinance is effective on publication or posting.
The town clerk shall properly post or publish this ordinance as required under s. 60.80, Wis. stats.
Adopted this ________ day of ________, 20__.
[Signatures of town board]
Attest: [Signature of town clerk]
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
The Town Board of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, has the specific authority under s. 7.30 (1), Wis. stats., to adopt this ordinance.
This ordinance, adopted by a majority of the town board on a roll call vote with a quorum present and voting and proper notice having been given, provides for the selection of 2 [or more] sets of officials to work at different times on each election day as follows:
A. There shall be 2 shifts for election workers on all election days. The first shift shall commence at ___ a.m. and end at ___ p.m. The second shift shall commence at ___ p.m. and end with completion of all required election day duties that follow the closure of the polls.
B. [optional**] The town board shall for each election appoint one additional election inspector to serve between the hours of ___ a.m. and ___ _.m. and one additional election inspector to serve between the hours of ___ _.m. and ___ p.m. [poll closing time] at [the or each] polling place in the town. Each additional election inspector shall serve as a greeter to answer questions and to direct electors to the proper locations for registration and voting and shall be available to substitute for other election officials who must leave the room during the voting process.
This ordinance is effective on publication or posting.
The town clerk shall properly post or publish this ordinance as required under s. 60.80, Wis. stats.
Adopted this ________ day of ________, 20__.
[Signatures of town board]
Attest: [Signature of town clerk]
*Note: Section 7.30 (1), Wis. stats., requires 7 inspectors for each polling place at each election except that in municipalities where voting machines are used, the municipal governing body may reduce the number of inspectors to 5. However, s. 7.32, Wis. stats., allows the governing body, by resolution, to reduce the number of election officials at a polling place to not less than 3. See the form:
**Note: Section 7.30 (1) (b), Wis. stats., allows each municipality to appoint one additional inspector to serve at each polling place without regard to party affiliation who shall serve as a greeter to answer questions and to direct electors to the proper locations for registration and voting and who shall be available to substitute for other election officials who must leave the room during the voting process.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
Section 7.32, Wis. stats., allows a municipal governing body to reduce the required number of election officials at a polling place from [7 or 5 (in a municipality where voting machines are used)] to no less than 3, and the town board has determined that it would be advantageous to the town to have only as many election officials on duty as are needed for a given election.
Therefore, the Town Board of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, by this resolution, adopted by a majority of the town board on a roll call vote with a quorum present and voting and proper notice having been given, resolves and declares as follows:
There shall be a minimum of 3 election officials on duty at every election. At the discretion of the town clerk, the requisite number of election officials may be increased for any election. However, the number of election officials working at a given election shall always be an odd number.
The town clerk shall properly post or publish this resolution as required under s. 60.80, Wis. stats.
Adopted this ________ day of ________, 20__.
[Signatures of town board]
Attest: [Signature of town clerk]
*Note: Section 7.30 (1), Wis. stats., requires 7 inspectors for each polling place at each election except that in municipalities where voting machines are used, the municipal governing body may reduce the number of inspectors to 5. However, s. 7.32, Wis. stats., allows the governing body, by resolution, to reduce the number of election officials at a polling place to not less than 3.
To the Town Board of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin:
I hereby resign the office of town ________.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signature]
Note: The resignation of the town clerk shall be delivered to the town chairperson; the resignation of every other town officer shall be delivered to the town clerk.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
To the clerk of the circuit court of ________ County, Wisconsin:
You are hereby notified that on ________ ___, 20__, ________ ________ resigned as municipal judge for the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, and that the resignation has been accepted.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signature of town clerk]
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
For good and sufficient cause, we, the undersigned Town Board of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, as the appointing authority for the town office of ________, hereby remove ________ ________ from that office. This order shall be served by mail or by personal service.
This order is effective on ________ ___, 20__, or upon receipt of the order by officeholder, whichever date is earlier.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signatures of town board]
Note: This order to be filed with the clerk; see s. 17.16, Wis. stats. A town sanitary district officer may also be removed under this statute and this form can be adapted for that purpose.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
For good and sufficient cause, I, ________ ________, chairperson of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, as the appointing authority for the town office of ________, hereby remove ________ ________ from that office. This order shall be served by mail or by personal service.
This order is effective on ________, 20__, or upon receipt of the order by the officeholder, whichever date is earlier.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signature of town chairperson]
Note: This order to be filed with the clerk; see s. 17.16, Wis. stats.
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
We, ________ ________ and ________ ________, two supervisors, and ________ ________, clerk of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, hereby appoint ________ ________ to fill the vacancy in the town board.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signatures of supervisors and town clerk]
Note: See s. 17.25 (1), Wis. stats., for exceptions to this procedure.
The Town Board of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, hereby appoints ________ ________ to the office of town ________ [insert name of office] to fill the vacancy now existing in that office.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signatures of the town board]
Note: See s. 17.25 (1), Wis. stats., for exceptions to this procedure.
I, ________ ________, chairperson of the Town of ________, ________ County, Wisconsin, as the appointing authority for the office of town plan commission member, hereby appoint ________ ________ to fill the unexpired term of ________ ________ to the office of town plan commission member, effective ________, 20__, or upon receipt by ________ ________ of this order, whichever date is earlier. This order shall be served by mail or by personal service upon the appointee.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signature of town chairperson]
OFFICIAL OATH
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
I, ________ ________, having been elected or appointed to the office of ________ [insert title of office] [swear or affirm] that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Wisconsin, and will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of said office to the best of my ability.
So help me God.
[Signature of elected or appointed official]
Subscribed and sworn to before me this ____ of ________, 20__.
[Signature of officer administering oath]
I, ________ ________, [swear or affirm] that I will support the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, and will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office of ________ [insert title of office] to the best of my ability. So help me God.
Note: If it is desired to administer the official oath orally in addition to the written oath prescribed above, it shall be in substantially the above form.
OFFICIAL BOND
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of ________
________ County
We, the undersigned, jointly and severally, undertake and agree that ________ ________, who has been [elected or appointed] to the office of ________ [insert title of office], will faithfully discharge the duties of the office according to law, and will pay to the parties entitled to receive the same, such damages, not exceeding in the aggregate ____ dollars, as may be suffered by them in consequence of the failure of ________ to discharge the duties of the office.
Dated this ______ day of ________, 20__.
[Signature of principal]
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