Established in 1847, the Town of Verona is a local unit of government within the County of Dane in the southern part of the state of Wisconsin. The Town is on the southwestern edge of Madison — Wisconsin's State Capital. The town of Verona has an estimated 2019 population of 1,998 and is part of the Verona Area School District.

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Town of Verona
7669 County Highway PD
Verona, WI 53593
Phone: 608-845-7187
Fax: 608-845-7143

Office Hours:
8:00am – 2:00pm M-F

Monthly Archives: March 2020

Governor Evers issues Emergency Order #12 – Safer at Home Order

Today, the Governor issued a #SaferatHome Executive Order.   Please see below for impacts to Town services and our community.

The TOWN HALL IS CLOSED until further notice for all services except those of voting and voter registration. You may vote or register to vote at the Town Hall between the hours of 8am and 2pm Monday through Friday. We ask that if you come in to vote, you practice social distancing to keep yourself and town staff as safe as possible. Each voter will be issued a new ballpoint pen to vote their ballot and sign the certification envelope.  Please take the pen with you when you are finished. If you arrive and there is already someone at the counter, please wait in the Community Room until they leave.  Additional information about voting absentee can be found on our website.  We encourage everyone to vote early but if you are not healthy enough to do so (i.e. symptom free) or need to isolate, please call John Wright at 608-807-4466 to inquire after alternate arrangements.  The Town Hall will be open on Election Day April 7th from 7am to 8pm for purposes of voting.

At this time, the only facilities available to the public in the Town Hall are the Service Counter and the Community Room (as needed for staging voters).  Restroom facilities are not available for use.

The most current information regarding Town, County and State responses to COVID-19 can be found here.  

Safer at Home 101 2020-03-25

Online Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has ruled that due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the extension of electronic voter registration until March 30, 2020.  The original deadline to register to vote electronically was March 18, 2020.  To register to vote online for the April 7, 2020 Spring Primary and Presidential Preference Vote, please go here.

Clarification Regarding Deadlines for the 2020 Spring Primary and Presidential Preference

Many of you may have received conflicting and/or confusing information regarding deadlines for the upcoming April 7, 2020 election.  March 18th was the deadline for the Clerk to receive voter registrations by mail or online for the April election; however, registration and in-person absentee voting continues during regular business hours at the Clerk’s office, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Additionally, the office is open from 8:00 until 5:00 PM on Friday, April 3, 2020 for  voter registration and in-office absentee voting.  We encourage everyone during this health emergency to consider voting by mail instead of at our office, but please allow time to receive your ballot and to have your ballot reach us on or before April 7, 2020.  For more information, please click here. Our physical address is 7669 County Highway PD, Verona, WI 53593. 

If you have questions, please call us at (608) 845-7187.

Town Hall Closed for Non-Essential Services Until Further Notice

Most public-facing services at the Town Hall such as the walk-up counter and other public spaces will closed to public visitor access until further notice. Public visitors will still be allowed for the purpose of VOTING AND VOTER REGISTRATION. 

  • The Town Hall will remain open to internal staff for internal business operations.
  • Social distancing and minimizing travel can have a major impact in delaying the epidemic. Using prevention,  the spread of the disease can be slowed to protect the most vulnerable.
  • Please monitor Public Health Madison & Dane County’s website (https://www.publichealthmdc.com/health-services/partners-providers/resources-by-disease/coronavirus) for more information.
  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Declaration of Emergency in the Town of Verona

Town Board Chair Mark Geller Declares a State of Emergency 

Town Board Chair Mark Geller has issued an Emergency Declaration as state, county and local governments continue to coordinate communications and responses to the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the Coronavirus. The declaration comes after the March 15th 2020 directive by Public Health of Madison-Dane County to close all area schools, place limitations on restaurants, theaters and other public gathering spots, and to restrict any events over 50 people from occurring.

Dane County Coronavirus Snapshot

Service Update for Sugar River Senior Center – Closed for all non-essential services effective Monday, March 16, until further notice.

As a preventative measure in our attempt to keep the  older adult population well and avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus the Sugar River Senior Center will close for all non-essential services effective Monday, March 16 until further notice.

 

The services that will continue are congregate meals, home delivered meals, case management services and driver escort services. 

 

The congregate meal site will remain open as of now, but will close by directive of Dane County.  If the congregate meal site closes those who attend will be offered a home delivered meal.

 

Since the home delivered meal program and driver escort service depend on volunteers, the Sugar River Senior Center will  allow them to determine if they will continue volunteering during this time.

Senior Center staff will take over delivering meals if it is needed.

 

The Case Manager will remain in contact with clients via phone and ensure your  needs are being met.

 

This closure will be reassessed week by week and decisions  made based on the impact the COVID-19 virus is having at that time.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Amanda Meade
Executive Director

21 South Vine Street
P.O. Box 267
Belleville, WI 53508

P: 608.424.6007
F: 608.424.1552

“In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND”

 

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election, Register online (if needed) by Wednesday March 18th 2020

DANE COUNTY, WI – Because of the COVID-19, voters in Dane County are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

The Polls will be open at 7669 County Highway PD for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election.  

Acting by Wednesday, March 18, is especially important for anyone who needs to register to vote by mail, according to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell. If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information.  You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”

To summarize the current situation as of today:

  • There is no plan to postpone the April election. Polls will be open, but may move.
  • To avoid having to register to vote in person, register online by Wednesday midnight at myvote.wi.gov  Voters are strongly encouraged to do this online now if needed.
  • Voters are strongly encouraged to request a mailed ballot. This can be done at myvote.wi.gov

If you know you are registered but cannot find yourself on the website, you should contact your Clerk John Wright at (608) 807-4466 or Wisconsin Elections Commission, 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005. There may possibly a typo in the spelling of your name or your date of birth.  

How to Register to Vote by the Deadline

Wednesday, March 18 is the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. After this date, electors must register in person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polling place on Election Day.

According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day.

Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:

  • People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.
  • People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in English: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in Spanish: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-spanish

Blank voter registration forms are also available at the clerk’s office, 7669 CTH PD, Verona, Wisconsin  during these hours: Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Requesting an Absentee Ballot

Amid heightened concerns regarding the continued spread of COVID-19, many electors may want to consider requesting an absentee ballot for the upcoming election or for the entire year.  There are many ways to request a ballot, but all must be in writing to the Municipal Clerk.  Perhaps the simplest, if you use a smart phone or computer, is to request ballots through My Vote Wisconsin.  Once on the website, you can choose the Vote Absentee from the banner towards the top of the landing web page.  The application will prompt you to provide your first name, last name, and date of birth.  Once you confirm your identity, you will be given a range of choices.  If you have no photo ID on file, you will be prompted to provide that for the Clerk.

 

Another means to request an Absentee Ballot is to use the standardized form.  Once you complete it and print it, you can mail it to the Clerk, bring it to the Town Office during regular office hours, email it to the Clerk at jwright@town.verona.wi.us, or drop it in our secure lockbox in our vestibule.  The Town office’s physical and mailing address is as follows: 7669 CTH PD, Verona, WI 53593.  Don’t forget to include a copy of a photo ID (typically a Driver License issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. Passport, Military ID, etc.).  Lastly, you can use the same email for the Clerk listed above and request a ballot; be certain to include your full name in the request, your current Verona address, the election or elections for which you are requesting a ballot, how you want to receive the ballot (mail or email), and the address where you want the ballot to be sent.

 

More questions?  Please call John Wright at (608) 807-4466.