[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Orfordville 3-31-1992 as Title 2, Ch. 1 of the 1992 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village of Orfordville is a body corporate and politic with the powers of a municipality at common law and governed by the provisions of Chs. 61 and 66, Wis. Stats., laws amending those chapters, other acts of the legislature and the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.
The voting polls in the Village of Orfordville, Rock County, Wisconsin, shall be opened from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for all elections.
[Amended 4-14-2003; 5-24-2004; 8-11-2008]
The Village shall not have an official newspaper.
In lieu of newspaper publication, pursuant to § 985.05(1), Wis. Stats., the Village directs that legal notices shall be posted except those legal notices required by law to be published in a newspaper.
Posting shall be as follows:
The notice must be posted in at least three public places likely to give notice to the persons affected.
The notice posted before the act or event requiring notice shall be posted no later then the time specified for the first newspaper publication.
The notice posted after the act or event requiring notice shall be posted within one week after the act or event.
Acts or events of the Village posted after the event shall be effective upon posting.
The affidavit of the Village officer or employee posting the legal notice containing the time, place, and manner of the posting is presumptive evidence of the facts stated therein.
Newspaper publication is required for the legal notices set forth in § 985.05(1), Wis. Stats., and any other legal notices required by law to be published in a newspaper.
If newspaper publication of any legal notices is required by law, the publication shall be in a newspaper meeting the qualifications of § 985.03(1), Wis. Stats.
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall have the authority to determine, based upon the projected size of each election, whether to have three, five, or seven election workers for each shift. The Clerk-Treasurer will also determine if tabulators are needed to be called in after each election for counting and will call up to four tabulators if needed. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall have the power to increase the number of election officials or utilize double shifts. The Clerk-Treasurer shall determine in advance of each election whether the number of election officials for such election should be reduced from the number prescribed by the Wisconsin Statutes, and, if such a reduction is so determined, the Clerk-Treasurer shall further redistribute duties among the remaining officials.
All candidates for elective Village office in the Village of Orfordville shall be nominated by a nonpartisan primary under § 8.05(5), Wis. Stats.
Nomination papers shall be signed by not fewer than 20 nor more than 100 electors of the Village of Orfordville. The papers shall be circulated not sooner than December 1 preceding the election and shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer not later than on the first Tuesday in January or the next day if Tuesday is a holiday.
No additional candidates may be nominated, by caucus or otherwise, except as above provided.
Notice of the nonpartisan primary shall be given by the Village Clerk-Treasurer in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes.