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City of Franklin, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Franklin 8-5-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1461 as Secs. 1.01 and 1.08 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-28-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1674; 8-2-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-2056; 4-2-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2071]
Under the provisions of §§ 5.15 and 62.08, Wis. Stats., the division of the City into six alderman districts and, 25 wards is shown on the official map of the City of Franklin describing the boundaries of each ward, which map is attached hereto, incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference, as if fully set forth herein.
Polling places within the city shall open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. on all election days.
[Added 1-5-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2204]
Pursuant to §§ 7.52 and 7.53 (2m), Wis. Stats., a Board of Absentee Ballot Canvassers is hereby created. The Board shall have the powers and duties as are set forth under this section and the Wisconsin Statutes referenced herein and any Wisconsin Administrative Code provisions applicable thereto. The Board of Absentee Ballot Canvassers shall be composed of the Municipal Clerk or a qualified elector of the City designated by the Municipal Clerk, and two other qualified electors of the City appointed by the Municipal Clerk for a term of two years commencing on January 1 of each odd-numbered year, except that any member who is appointed to fill a permanent vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term of the original appointee. The Municipal Clerk may appoint additional inspectors under § 7.30(2)(a), Wis. Stats., to assist the Board in canvassing absentee ballots under this section.
[Added 1-5-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2204]
In lieu of canvassing absentee ballots at polling places under § 6.88, Wis. Stats., the Board shall canvass all absentee ballots at all elections held in the City. At every election held in the City, the Board shall publicly convene to count the absentee ballots for the City in accordance with the procedures set forth in Ch. 7, Wis. Stats. The Municipal Clerk shall provide at least 48 hours' prior public notice of any meeting of the Board held under this section. The Municipal Clerk shall post a statement listing the number of absentee ballots that have been issued and the number of absentee ballots that have been returned by the close of the polls on Election Day, in accordance with Ch. 7, Wis. Stats.