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Town of Fulton, WI
Rock County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton 9-12-1996 as Ch. 1, Part I of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Officers and employees — See Ch. 97.
Town Board — See Ch. 138.
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has the specific authority, pursuant to §§ 5.15, 5.25, 5.40, 5.91, 6.27, 6.79, 8.05, 60.10, 60.21, 60.30, 60.305, 60.307 and 66.0501, Wis. Stats., to regulate elections, establish election procedures and to establish certain offices and the terms of those offices.
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has, by adoption of this chapter, confirmed the statutory authority, powers and duties in Chs. 5, 6, 7, 8, 60 and 66, Wis. Stats., and establishes, pursuant to the above-noted chapters and this chapter, other statutory authority, powers and duties of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton related to certain elections, certain election procedures and certain offices and the terms of those offices.
A. 
General authority.
[Amended 1-13-2000, 5-11-2000]
(1) 
The Chairperson and two Supervisors receiving the highest number of votes in the spring election of 2001 shall serve two-year terms. The other two Supervisors receiving the next highest vote total in the spring election of 2001 shall serve one-year terms.
(2) 
At the annual spring election of each year succeeding the April 2001 annual spring election, the Supervisors elected shall serve two-year terms, the intent being that elections shall occur in both odd-numbered and even-numbered years.
B. 
Combining offices. The Annual Town Meeting of 1992 authorized the combination of the offices of Town Clerk/Treasurer.
C. 
Appointing Town Assessor. The Town Board of the Town of Fulton, by authority granted to it at the Town of Fulton Town Meeting, has, by this chapter, created an appointed Assessor system. The Town Assessor of the Town of Fulton, by this chapter, is appointed by or contracted with the Town Board of the Town of Fulton for a term of one year.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 97, Officers and Employees, Art. IV, Town Assessor.
A. 
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton shall, if the Town Board contains three Town Board Supervisors, be elected in the spring election in April in the odd-numbered years. If the number of Town Board Supervisors in the Town of Fulton is or has been expanded to four members by ordinance of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton, then two Town Board Supervisors will be elected in the spring election in April of the even-numbered years and two Town Board Supervisors will be elected in the spring election in April in the odd-numbered years. If the number of Town Board Supervisors of the Town of Fulton is or has been expanded to five members by ordinance of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton, then three Town Board Supervisors, including the Town Chair, will be elected in the spring election in April of the odd-numbered years and two Town Board Supervisors will be elected in the spring election in April of the even-numbered years.
B. 
If the Town of Fulton population is 2,500 or more, the Town Meeting may direct that the Town Board of the Town of Fulton shall consist of five Town Board Supervisors and that these five Town Board Supervisors be elected at large. The terms of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton shall then be staggered. During the first term of expanded membership the two new members will be initially elected for a one-year term.
A. 
Any person who is a qualified elector in the Town of Fulton may hold any elected Town office in the Town of Fulton. No member of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton may, during his or her term, be eligible for any Town office or Town position which, during such term, has been created by or the selection to which is vested in the Town Board of the Town of Fulton. Any member of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton will be eligible for such Town office or Town position if he or she resigns from the Town Board of the Town of Fulton before being appointed to the Town office or Town position and if the office or position was not created during his or her term in office.
B. 
If any question or concern by any person is raised to the Town Board of the Town of Fulton regarding incompatibility of any office in the Town of Fulton, the Town Attorney of the Town of Fulton shall review the matter and shall provide his or her written comments to the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.
[Amended 11-13-2007]
The Town of Fulton will require voter registration in accordance with the Wisconsin Statutes.
A. 
Polling hours. The Town of Fulton shall have the election polls open on election day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. unless the time is extended by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.
[Amended 11-13-2007]
B. 
Polling locations. The polling locations for the Town of Fulton shall be at the Town Hall of the Town of Fulton unless designated otherwise by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.
C. 
Election worker shifts. Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 7.30(1), two or more sets of officials may be selected to work different times on election days, and the Clerk or his/her designee may establish different working hours for different officials assigned to the same polling place. Alternate officials shall also be appointed in a number sufficient to maintain adequate staffing of the polling place(s).
[Added 1-9-2003]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 40-8, Wards, was repealed 8-11-2011 pursuant to a resolution adopted 6-14-2011 establishing municipal wards and combining the established wards for voting purposes. Said resolution is on file in the Town offices.
The Town of Fulton shall require use of paper ballots or voting machines.