Spring Primary voting – absentee by mail, absentee in person, and on election day

Mail in absentee voting has started.  As February 1, 2021, 43 absentee ballots had been requested and mailed.  The primary races are:  State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Belleville School Board; Oregon School Board.

In person absentee voting starts now.  The Town Hall will be open for voting starting today, February 2, 2021, and for each weekday from today through Friday, February 12, 2021.  If the clerk is in at other times, you are welcome to drop in and vote.  If the set times do not work for you, call or text 608-424-3848 to set up an individual time.

The hours for regular voting in this Spring Primary Election are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  All absentee ballots must be returned by the end of regular voting to be counted.  Ballots can be mailed back, or put through the mail slot of the town hall office.

Check on myvote.wi.gov to see if your ballot has been received.

Public Test of Voting Equipment February 10, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to see how the tabulator works, how votes are reported to Dane County, and play with the machine that marks ballots for you, come to the Public Test of  Voting Equipment at the Town Hall on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.  Allow about a half hour for the test.  We will be masked and socially distancing, but it is interesting.

Here’s the formal notice.


Results of Nominating Caucus

At the Town Caucus held Saturday, January 16, 2020, the following slate of candidates was nominated:

Chair:  Roger Hodel

First Supervisor:  Randy Francois

Second Supervisor:  Dan Palmer

Constable:  Jack Everson

All candidates have accepted their nominations.  All candidates are the current incumbents.

Absentee voting in 2021

There are two elections coming up this year.  The first is on February 16th – we have primaries for the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and for the Belleville and Oregon School Boards.  If you wish to vote absentee, you need to apply for an absentee ballot; last year’s applications, except for indefinitely confined voters, do not carry over.  If you already have your ID on file, the process is very simple – just go to myvote.wi.gov and apply.  If your ID is not on file, the only complication is that you need to upload a copy of your Wisconsin ID or driver’s license.  

In person absentee voting will start on February 2, with the normal hours as at the 2020 elections – no appointment necessary if you can come in between 10 a.m. and noon, or between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Otherwise, call, text or e-mail for an appointment.  608-424-3848; montrose@chorus.net

Anticipated Meeting and Election dates for 2021

This is the current schedule for town meetings and election activities this year.  Please always double check before attending – these dates may change.


Notice of Town Caucus – At Town Hall Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.

Town of Montrose

1341 Diane Avenue

Belleville WI 53508





Notice is hereby given that a Town Caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the below listed offices will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Montrose Town Hall Meeting Room at 1341 Diane Avenue, Belleville Wisconsin


                       Office                              Incumbent

          Town Chairperson                    Roger C. Hodel

          Town First Supervisor              Randle Francois

          Town Second Supervisor          Daniel P. Palmer

          Town Constable                       John J. Everson


Notice is further given that at an election to be held in the Town of Montrose on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the above listed offices will be selected.  All offices are for two-year terms.


In the future notice of the caucus will be made exclusively by posting, not by publication.

Real Estate Tax bill payment changes

Today, December 17, 2020, real estate tax bills for the Town of Montrose should be in the mail.  Because of COVID 19, and our desire to keep everyone as safe as possible, there will be no in person payment of bills at the Town Hall.  Payments can be mailed, or dropped off at the Town Hall either through the office door slot or into the lock box on the side of the building.  We do regret having to abandon our normal practice.  More detailed information is on the insert being mailed with the bills. 

No Land Use Committee meeting in December 2020

The Town of Montrose did not receive any applications for consideration by the Land Use Committee during the past month.  The December monthly meeting which had been scheduled for December 28, 2020, is cancelled.