[Adopted 6-7-2016 by Ord. No. 08-2016]
Pursuant to §§ 7.52 and 7.53(2m) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Village Board of the Village of Hobart hereby creates a Municipal Board of Absentee Canvassers and authorizes the centralized counting of absentee ballots on election days as follows:
The Municipal Board of Absentee Canvassers shall be composed of the Municipal Clerk, or a qualified elector of the municipality designated by the Clerk, and two other qualified electors of the municipality appointed by the Clerk for a term of two years, commencing on January 1 of each odd-numbered year. A member appointed to fill a vacancy on the Board of Absentee Canvassers would serve the remainder of the two-year term. The Clerk may appoint additional inspectors under § 7.30(2)(a), Wisconsin Statutes, to assist the Municipal Board of Absentee Canvassers in canvassing absentee ballots under this section.
The Village of Hobart declares that, in lieu of canvassing absentee ballots at polling places under § 6.88 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Municipal Board of Absentee Canvassers shall canvass all absentee ballots at all elections held in the municipality.
The Municipal Clerk shall give at least 48 hours' notice of any meeting of the Municipal Board of Absentee Canvassers under this section.
The Municipal Clerk upon the closing of the polls, shall post at his or her office and on the Internet at a site announced by the Clerk before the polls open, and shall make available to any person upon request, a statement of the number of absentee ballots that the Clerk has mailed or transmitted to electors and that have been returned by the closing hour on election day.