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ELECTION GUIDE: Candidate Info, Polling Places for April 2 Election

City, town, village, state, and school district races will all be on the ballot; be informed before you head out and cast your ballot on April 2.

Hudson municipalities will have a variety of races on the April 2 ballot, including school board candidates and a smattering of local board member candidates. This election guide will give you the information you need to get to the right place at the right time to cast your ballot for your preferred candidates on April 2. 

Click on a candidate's name in our guide to access more information about him or her.

This post will be updated throughout the election season as more information becomes available, so make sure to check back every so often.

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ABSENTEE VOTING

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the April election.  You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, the date of the election, and your signature.

Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact your municipal clerk.

You can also personally go to the Clerk's office, or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot.

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk's office is Monday, March 18. The deadline is 5 p.m. on March 29.

Any ballots received after the polls close will be counted by the Board of Canvassers if postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday following the election.

MORE INFORMATION

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WHERE TO VOTE IN PERSON

The polls for all districts open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Do you need to find out which district you're in? Just locate your home on our fancy color-coded voting district map. CHECK THE MAP

Hudson Town Hall 
Town of Hudson voters can cast their ballots at Hudson Town Hall.

Village of North Hudson
Village of North Hudson voters can cast their ballots at North Hudson Village Hall.

Hudson City Hall
City of Hudson voters who live in District 1 or District 5 can cast their ballots at Hudson City Hall.

St. Croix County Government Center
City of Hudson voters who live in District 2 or District 6 can cast their ballots at the St. Croix County Government Center Community Room (enter near the jail).

Hudson United Methodist Church
City of Hudson voters who live in District 3 or District 4 can cast their ballots at the Hudson United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

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ON THE BALLOT

HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT

Board of Education (two seats)

[Hudson Patch to Host Second School Board Candidate Forum] 
[ELECTION RESULTS: Two Tied for Fewest School Board Primary Votes]
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CITY OF HUDSON

District 1 Alderperson

  • Randy Morrissette II (i)

District 5 Alderperson

  • John Hoggatt (i)

District 6 Alderperson

  • Rich Vanselow (i)

TOWN OF HUDSON

Town Chairperson

  • Jeff Johnson (i)

Town Supervisor 2

  • Tim Foster (i)
  • Rick Ottino

Town Supervisor 4

  • Kernon Bast (i)
  • Clint Hetchler

Candidates will have until Jan. 13 to file their paperwork with Hudson Town Clerk Vickie Shaw at Hudson Town Hall.

VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON

Village President

  • Stan Wekkin

Village Trustee (three seats)

  • Colleen O'Brien-Berglund (i)
  • Marc Zappa (i)

Municipal Judge

  • Ben Wopat (i)

STATE

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Supreme Court Justice

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[Three Candidates Vying for State Supreme Court Seat]

District III Court of Appeals Judge

St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge

  • Edward F. Vlack (i)

(i) = incumbent

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Butch February 18, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Some of the candidates information is not accessible without a password, for instance: Ed Fallone Don Pridemore
Micheal Foley February 18, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Interesting. I wonder why they closed their websites off to the public.
Micheal Foley February 18, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Looks like those two candidates have built new website since I first published this post. I just redirected those links to their new sites. Thanks for your help! Anything else amiss?
Money Bagger February 19, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Funny how you can't find things if you DON'T WANT people to find them! http://www.falloneforjustice.com/ https://www.facebook.com/falloneforjustice?ref=ts&fref=ts These work perfectly fine for me!
Chadwick February 19, 2013 at 05:32 PM
Roggensack is the only candidate qualified for the job.
John Feia February 19, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Incumbency does not necessarily lead to qualification. On what facts are you basing this statement. Please include what, in your factually based opinion "disqualifies" the other two candidates.
Chadwick February 19, 2013 at 09:42 PM
John, do you really want some facts? If you do why don't you look them up yourself? If you have a rebuttal showing that my statement is incorrect then show some facts that refute my statement? Roggensack is a very fair judge with huge support: from Michael's link: Justice Roggensack has earned the endorsement from 108 current Circuit Court judges, 11 retired Circuit Court judges, 3 current Court of Appeals judges and 3 retired Court of Appeals judges. In addition, Justice Roggensack has also been endorsed by four former Supreme Court Justices (a total of 129). She is the only candidate for Supreme Court with such strong and broad support from both the law enforcement and judicial community in Wisconsin.. Megna is a trial lawyer mad because he can't sue every single company and take his 35% from his clients. Fallone is a community activist and immigration lawyer. I have no idea how that would qualify him for the highest court in our state.
John Feia February 19, 2013 at 11:16 PM
My point was that you can't just throw a comment like that without any supporting details and have it be taken seriously. Myself, I am not supporting any of the candidates publicly in a forum like this. You gave a nice endorsement of your candidate's credentials but very little evidence as to why the others are not qualified. I wonder why that is?
peter March 12, 2013 at 11:13 PM
sure, if being a fascist is qualification enough for you. i think hudson should rename themselves the "brown shirts"
peter March 12, 2013 at 11:15 PM
nooooooo!!!!!! not a community ACTIVIST!!!!!
peter March 12, 2013 at 11:16 PM
All you have to do is follow the money. the Koch brother's astro turf organization club for growth will buy this election for the fascist. of that you can rest assured.
Carol A. McConaughey April 01, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Where is info on Troy Township and St. Joseph? All our kids are in the Hudson School system....
Micheal Foley April 02, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Hudson Patch covers the City of Hudson, the Town of Hudson and the Village of North Hudson.
Garth Vander Vorst April 02, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Some North Hudson residents have some of our candidates signs in their yards and one North Hudson business has a St. Joe candidate on their sign by the road. We are not considered in the "patch community" but the Hudson School Board candidates are on our ballots also.
Micheal Foley April 02, 2013 at 11:47 PM
We're a very small operation, but you can use our platform to post whatever you know: http://hudson-wi.patch.com/blog/apply

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