POSTING IN LIEU OF PUBLICATION
- Towns and villages may post the above notices in lieu of publication if no newspaper is published in municipality (Wis. Stat. 10.05). Posting must be done in at least three locations in municipality.
- The notice of the Voting Equipment Public Test is a Class I legal notice and is required to be published (Wis. Stats. 5.84(1) and 985.07(1)).
- For notices required to be published within one week of the primary or election (Types B, C and D), posting must be done at least one week before the election.
- For all other notices (Types A and E) - posting must be done no later than the required publication date.
- Posting can be used to supplement publication.
- The same manner of notification must be used for all notices pertaining to an election.
- When changing the manner of noticing (changing from posting to publishing or vice versa) notice of the change must be given in the manner used before the change.
*Regularly scheduled elections are:
"Spring Primary" - nonpartisan primary held on the 3rd Tuesday in February - s.5.02(22), Stats.
"Spring Election" - nonpartisan election held on the 1st Tuesday in April - s.5.02(21), Stats.
"Partisan Primary" - primary held on the 2nd Tuesday in August - s.5.02(12s), Stats.
"General Election" - election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November - s.5.02(5), Stats.
Combining Notices and Costs
County, municipal, and school district clerks may combine election notices where the notices contain identical information and when the levels of government share the same official newspaper. The costs for these combined notices can be prorated between jurisdictions.