The City of Oconto has been monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the Oconto County Health Department regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to concern for the health and safety of our employees and residents, The City of Oconto has decided to close the municipal building (Oconto City Hall) to the public. This closure takes effect on Monday, March 16, 2020 and will continue until further notice.
Exciting Changes in the City of Oconto for Upcoming Elections!
As you may have heard, the City of Oconto (and most other municipalities in Oconto County) has purchased a new voting machine to be used in all Elections beginning with the February 18, 2020 Election. This new machine is called the Image Cast Evolution (ICE) and is a paper ballot only machine. It will replace all of the other three voting machines that the City was previously using (2 electronic machines and one paper machine).
A benefit of the ICE is that if there is an error made on a ballot by a voter, the ICE will reject the ballot and state on the screen what error has occurred. This will allow voters to return the erroneous ballot to the poll workers for spoiling and obtain a new ballot which can be voted correctly.
One important thing to note is that the paper ballots will now have a circle to fill in next to each candidate or contest. Voters will now only have to fill in the circle next to their choice instead of having to connect two arrows with a line.
To accommodate all voters voting by paper ballot, the City has purchased an additional 10 voting booths which will be set up on Election Day. We do not anticipate that there will be a longer wait to vote than before as the ICE machine can handle up to 4,000 voters in one day.
Here is a link to more information and a video about the new ICE machine: https://www.ccelections.com/products/election-equipment/ice
Any questions regarding the ICE voting machine or the upcoming elections can be directed to City Hall at (920)834-7711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 ELECTION SCHEDULE
Spring Primary Election – Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Spring General Election – Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Partisan Primary Election – Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Fall General Election – Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Sara Perrizo, CPA