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Welcome to Town of Fern
Monthly Board Meetings
Town of Fern board meetings are held every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Fern Town Hall located at 3204 State Highway 101, Florence.  Meeting agendas will be posted no later than the Friday before the meeting.  Agendas are posted at the Fern Town Hall, Beginning of Balsam Lane, and the Bulletin Board at the Bottom of the Patton Lake Hill.

Minutes will be posted online after they are approved by the Town Board only.  For copies of minutes prior to those posted online, please contact the Town Clerk at 906-282-1826.
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Helpful Community Links
The Town of Fern is located in Florence County, Wisconsin.  

Here are some helpful website links for other services and areas in Florence County.  
Click on the links below to be directed to theses other websites:

   Explore Florence County (Tourism Page)

   Florence County (Government Page)

   Florence County Economic Development

   Florence County Chamber of Commerce

   Wild Rivers Interpretive Center

   State of Wisconsin

   Florence County Fair

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Page last updated on September 26, 2013
Pine River below the Confluence
Eagle at Sea Lion Lake in the Town of Fern
Town of Fern Welcome Sign
Patten Lake in the Town of Fern
A piliated woodpecker in a backyard in the Town of Fern
A sunset in the fall in the Town of Fern
Pictures from the Town of Fern
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Voters strongly encouraged to absentee vote by mail

[Fern, WI] – Because of the COVID-19, voters are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary. The Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages all Wisconsin voters to request an absentee ballot by mail.

“Polls will be open for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said DeClark. “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.” 

How to Request an Absentee Ballot
There are multiple ways to request an absentee ballot in Wisconsin, which are listed below. It is important to note that the contact information on the list below for numbers 2 and 3 is specific contact information for the Town of Fern. If you live in a different municipality, you will need to contact your clerk directly to receive an absentee ballot.

Absentee Voting by Mail:
1.)Voters can go online to www.myvote.wi.gov and request a ballot be mailed to them. 
2.)Voters may also request a ballot by sending an e-mail to the Town of Fern. The e-mail address is townoffernwi@gmail.com  
3.)Voters can send something in writing to the Town of Fern by mailing it to the Town of Fern at P.O. Box 290; Florence, WI 54121.

What information does an absentee request by mail need to have? In order to receive a ballot, the voter needs to have a request on file that states:
-Voter’s name
-Voter’s registered voting address
-Where the Voter wants the ballot mailed to
-What elections the voter wants to receive the ballot for—i.e. this election, all elections in 2020, or as an indefinitely confined voter to receive every ballot from the date of the request onward, etc.
-Photo ID – a copy of the voter’s photo ID must be on file before an absentee ballot can be mailed to the voter. If the voter has voted by mail as an absentee in the past, the ID may already be on file. Otherwise a copy of the photo ID must be included with the absentee request. Indefinitely confined voters, military voters and permanent overseas voters are exempt from needing to provide a photo ID for an absentee request.

Absentee Voting Deadlines:
Thursday, April 2 at 5:00 p.m. is the latest that the clerk can mail ballots to regular absentee voters.

Friday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m. is the latest that the clerk can mail ballots to indefinitely confined absentee voters (those voters who are indefinitely confined because of age, illness, infirmity or disability)

Friday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m. is the latest that a voter can absentee vote in-person at the clerk’s office

Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. All absentee ballots must be received at the polling place no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  

Voters are encouraged to vote their ballot and return it as soon as possible as mailing time can take up to a week or more for the ballot to be received. If voters have any questions, please contact the Town of Fern at 715-528-5252.





NOTICE
TOWN OF FERN RESIDENTS

Notice is hereby given that a public test
of the electronic voting equipment
to be used in the April 7th, 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference 
will be held on 
March 30th, 2020
at 9:00 a.m. at the Fern Town HallOffice.
(3204 S Hwy 101– Fern, WI)