Welcome to the Village of Hazel Green

We believe the Point of Beginning for the ultimate small town experience is Hazel Green! Our community of 1,200 people is located in southwest Wisconsin, “close enough, but far enough away” to regional population centers such as Dubuque, Iowa, Galena, Illinois and Platteville, Wisconsin. We are proud to support the retail and service businesses of our friends and neighbors within the community, while having convenient, close access to additional services and amenities in larger cities only minutes away.

Nestled between farm land, our beautiful Village is growing. Come grow with us! The Village has an Industrial Park, conveniently located off Highway 80/81 and several residential lots available for you to build your dream home. Few locations will offer you the benefits of living in town, while experiencing the peaceful sights and sounds of living in the country. The Mississippi River, 9 miles west, provides excellent boating, canoeing, hunting and fishing opportunities. Come spend a winter weekend with us after hitting the slopes at one of the ski resorts located within 20 minutes of Hazel Green. The Village boasts a beautiful recreation park, as well as a recently enhanced Memorial Park. Golf courses and pools are located nearby.

Hazel Green is home to Southwestern Wisconsin Community School District, the largest employer in the Village. Our school boasts a low 15:1 student to teacher ratio and has been recognized as a Wisconsin Promise School. The excellent curriculum opportunities at Southwestern include the fact that the school offers more math/science/foreign language classes than any school in the area. Southwestern Wisconsin Community School District received a national award for what Fortune 500 company employees are looking for when relocating! See what our wonderful school system has to offer your family.

From our beginnings as the center of the mining boom, Hazel Green has worked to preserve and recognize our rich heritage. The first permanent settlement in Wisconsin was in Hazel Green in 1825. In 1831, Lucius Lyon began surveying just south of the present day Hazel Green in southwestern Wisconsin. This is the place where all land that was to become Wisconsin would be measured. Today, every property deed in Wisconsin includes a description which is based on the Point of Beginning (POB). The village has several Bed and Breakfasts and antique shops to offer history enthusiasts and antique shoppers.

Whether you are visiting, looking for a piece of history or searching for a place to call home, we are confident it won’t take you long to realize that Hazel Green offers a quality of small town life you can’t find anywhere else.

Village News

Notice of Primary Election 04/05/2016

NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION AND SAMPLE BALLOTS

April 5, 2016

OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE OF HAZEL GREEN CLERK

TO THE VOTERS OF THE VILLAGE OF HAZEL GREEN, GRANT & LAFAYETTE COUNTIES:

Notice is hereby given of a Spring Election and a Presidential Preference Vote to be held in the Village of Hazel Green, Grant & Lafayette Counties, on April 5, 2016, at which the officers named below shall be chosen. The names of the candidates for each office, 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 below.

INFORMATION TO VOTERS

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

SPRING ELECTION & PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE

Where paper ballots are used, the voter shall make a cross (X) in the square 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 voter shall write in the name of the person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.  On referendum questions, the voter shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall make a cross (X) in the square next to “no” if opposed to the question.

     Presidential Preference Vote, Within the party of his or her choice, the voter shall make a mark (X) in the square next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice or shall, in the alternative, make a mark (X) in the square next to the words “Uninstructed delegation,” or write in the name of a person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

Where optical scan voting is used, the voter 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 voter 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 voter shall connect the arrow next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall connect the arrow next to “no” if opposed to the question.

Presidential Preference Vote, Within the party of his or her choice, the voter shall fill in the oval or connect the arrow next to the name of the candidate of his or her choice or shall, in the alternative, connect the arrow next to the words “Uninstructed Delegation,” or write in the name of a person of his or her choice for a candidate in the space provided for a write-in vote and connect the arrow next to the write-in line.

Where touch screen voting is used, the voter shall touch the screen 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 voter 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 voter shall touch the screen next to “yes” if in favor of the question, or the voter shall touch the screen next to “no” if opposed to the question.

Presidential Preference Vote,  Within the party of his or her choice, the voter shall touch the screen at the name of the candidate of his or her choice or shall, in the alternative, touch the screen at the words “Uninstructed Delegation,” or type in the name of a person of his or her choice in the space provided for a write-in vote.

A voter may cast only one vote in the presidential preference primary.

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 voter 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 voter spoils a paper or 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 voter.  If the ballot has not been initialed by two inspectors or is defective in any other way, the voter shall return it to the election official, who shall issue a proper ballot in its place.

The voter may spoil a touch screen ballot at the voting station before the ballot is cast.

After Voting the ballot, After an official paper ballot is marked, it shall be folded so the inside marks do not show, but so the printed endorsements and inspectors’ initials on the outside do show.  After casting his or her vote, the voter shall leave the booth, deposit his or her folded ballot in the proper ballot box.  Any un-voted ballots should be deposited in the discard box.

After an official optical scan ballot is marked, the voter shall leave the booth, insert the ballot in the voting device.

After an official touch screen ballot is cast, the voter shall leave the polling place promptly.

Ballots may also be delivered to an inspector for deposit. The voter shall leave the polling place promptly

An voter may select an individual to assist in casting his or her vote if the voter 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 voter’s employer or an agent of that employer or an officer or agent of a labor organization which represents the voter.

Please see the sample of the official ballots.

At the Spring Election and a Presidential Preference Vote to be held on April 5, 2016, in the Village of Hazel Green, the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:

Location – Municipal Hall, 1610 Fairplay St

Wards – 1, 2, 3

POLLS 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:

SALLY BAUER, 1610 FAIRPLAY STREET, HAZEL GREEN, WI 53811. 608-854-2953 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

Notice of Meeting of the Local and Municipal Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Local Board of Canvassers and the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

 

Dated: March 28, 2016                                                                                      ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Sally Bauer

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Village of Hazel Green
1610 Fairplay
PO Box 367
Hazel Green, WI 53811