Town Caucus set for January 16, 2021

On Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. the Town of Montrose will hold its biennial caucus to select candidates for the offices of Town Chair (1), Town Supervisor (2), and Town Constable (1).  The caucus will be at the Town Hall.

Trash dumped on Sayles Trail

If you have any infomation about trash dumped on Sayles Trail sometime between Monday, November 9 and Monday, November 16, 2020 (in the vicinity of the 1400 numbers on Sayles Trail), please let us know.  We have to pay contractors to clean up this type of improper dumping, and are seeking to discourage the practice.  Info can be provided to or 608-424-3848.  

Final November 3, 2020 election statistics

The Town of Montrose had a 92.9 % turnout of registered voters at the general election on November 3, 2020. 

The numbers:  808 registered before election day, 35 registered on election day – total of 843.  A total of 783 people voted. In person voters – 313; absentee voters – 452.  Of the absentee voters, 157 voted in-person absentee in the two weeks before the election. 

You can now check the status of your voter participation at

No Land Use Committee meeting in November 2020

No applications for rezoning or conditional use permits were received as of Monday, November 9, 2020.  Accordingly, the November 23, 2020 meeting of the Land Use Committee is cancelled.  Next meeting date is December 28, 2020, with applications due no later than Monday, December 14, 2020.

Unofficial election results from Town of Montrose November 3, 2020

Here’s how we voted:

President of the United States:

       Biden/Harris:   495      Trump/Pence:    272    Others:  14

Congressional District 2:

       Pocan:  490     Theron:  280

State Assembly District 80:

       Pope:   483      Binnie:  281


       Ozanne:  572

County Clerk

       McDonell:  581

County Treasurer

       Gallagher:  578

Register of Deeds:

       Chiebowski:  572

Last pre-election update for the November 3, 2020 general election

The stats:  As of Halloween, 808 registered voters, 465 absentee ballots issued (57 1/2%); 444 absentee ballots returned (55% of electorate; 95% of absentee ballots).

If you have one of those 21 missing ballots, it MUST be at the town hall by 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to be counted.

Election day hours:  7 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Ave., Belleville WI.

Election update October 24, 2020

Statistics:  807 registered voters.  380 absentee ballots issued (47%).  321 absentee ballots returned – includes in-person voters (40% of electorate; 84% of absentee ballots issued).  59 absentee ballots not yet returned.

IMPORTANT:  Absentee ballots are voted when mailed.  If you have not yet mailed back  your ballot, please return it securely to the town hall by dropping it through the letter drop of the office door.  When nobody is at the hall, all doors are locked and deadbolted.

In person absentee voting, and voter registration, continues next week, Monday through Friday from 10 am to noon, and from 2 p.m. to 4 pm without appointments.  If a voter needs some different time, appointments are made by calling 608-424-3848. 

Public test of voting equipment

The public test of our electronic voting system will be held at the Montrose Town Hall, 1341 Diane Ave, Belleville WI 53508, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

Election update October 17, 2020

First the stats:  803 registered voters; 315 absentee ballot requests (39% of electorate); 229 absentee ballots returned (72% of ballots sent; 28% of electorate).

You can still request a mail-in ballot.  Please do it sooner rather than later at this point, as the election is only a bit over 2 weeks away.  Best place to make the request is, where you can also check the status of your ballot and find out if it has been received back at the town hall.  All absentee ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020, in order to be counted.

In-person absentee voting starts on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  The office will be open every weekday from that day through October 30 from 10 a.m to noon; and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for absentee voting.  You can make an appointment for some other time if you wish.  Call for an appointment:  608-424-3848.  

Access to the building will be limited – one voter/family/pod grouping in the main hall, one in the board room, at a time.  It is possible that you may need to wait before entering the hall to vote.  Please be patient; the idea is to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID 19.