Referendum Questions on November 6, 2018 Ballot
Question on Ballot: Should the state legislature enact proposed legislation that closes the ‘Dark Store’ property tax loophole which currently allows a significant reduction in the property tax assessment valuation of the commercial property of regional and national retail stores, which may result in increased property taxes for other tax-paying entities, such as residential home owners and other business entities, and/or cuts in essential services provided by an affected municipality? Yes or No
Explanatory Statement For Dark Store Referendum:
Wisconsin Statute § 59.52(25) allows a county board to conduct a county-wide referendum for
advisory purposes. This referendum will provide guidance to the State of Wisconsin legislature
as to the will of the Jefferson County electorate about whether or not large retail stores,
commonly known as big-box stores should continue to be allowed to assess their commercial
property as if it was a vacant or “dark” store which may result in increased property taxes for
other tax-paying entities and/or cuts in essential services provided by an affected municipality.
Marking “yes” means that you want the State of Wisconsin legislature to pass a law preventing
property tax reductions for large retail stores. Marking “no” means that you do not want the
State of Wisconsin legislature to pass a law preventing property tax reductions for large retail
Lake Mills Area Scholl District:
Question Number I on Ballot: Shall the Lake Mills Area School District, Jefferson County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $6,900,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of the construction of an academic addition, remodleing and improvements at the High Scholl, and the acquisition of related furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes or No
Question Number II on Ballot: Shall the Lake Mills Area School District, Jefferson County, Wisconsin be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,490,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of improvements to the exisiting outdoor athletic areas and construction and equipping of a multi-purpose outdoor facility at the High School? Yes or No
Additional information is available at https://www.lakemills.k12.wi.us/district/referendum-faqs.cfm
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The location of the polling place for all Town of Lake Mills wards is
Town Hall, 1111 S. Main Street, Lake Mills.
Polls are open 7am - 8pm.
Registered voters may request an absentee ballot for any or all of the elections in a calendar year by filing an Absentee Ballot Request form with the Town Clerk. See links to this form below.
New Town voters should file a Voter Registration Application as soon as possible. See links to this form below.
Town of Lake Mills Election Schedule:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Fall General Election
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Spring Primary
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Spring Election
2018 General Election official notices:
Type A notice (County)
Type A notice (Town) - N/A
Type D notice (polling place location and hours)
Type E notice (voting by absentee ballot)
Visit the Wisconsin Elections & Ethics Commission website for information and
contact Sarah FitzGibbon, Clerk with questions.
All Jefferson County municipalities are using DS200 Tabulator & Scanner. Learn more about the machine at http://cms4.revize.com/revize/jeffersoncounty/departments/docs/CountyClerk/DS200_Tabloid_Web.pdf
DS200 Instructions for Voters: http://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov/departments/docs/CountyClerk/Voting_on_the_DS200_no_logo.pdf
The State of Wisconsin Elections Commission has all the forms available for download at their web site. Below are links to some of the most requested forms.