Poll Hours August 14, 2018 Primary Election





At the election to be held on August 14, 2018, in the Town of Russell, the following polling place location will be used for the wards indicated:


Location                                                              Wards


Town of Russell Garage 35900 State Highway 13                            1 & 2




If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.


                                                                 David L. Good

                                                         35900 State Highway 13

                                                                  (715) 779-3284

                                        Office Hours – Mondays – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.



Notice of Meeting of the Municipal Board of Canvassers

At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the Election Inspectors will convene as a joint meeting of the Municipal Board of Canvassers for the purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasses pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1). This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.



Type D Notice | Rev 2014-10 | Wisconsin Elections Commission, P.O. Box 7984, Madison, WI  53707-7984

608-261-2028 | web: elections.wi.gov | email: [email protected]



Absentee Voting Aug 14, 2018 Primary Election



Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.


You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a 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, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail, e-mail or in person.


Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, (August 9, 2018).


Note:    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 the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.


Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.


David L. Good – Clerk         Telephone (715) 779-5338

35900 State Highway 13; Bayfield, WI 54814

The Clerk is available Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. other times by appointment only.


The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is: June 25, 2018

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: August 10, 2018


No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day prior to an election.


The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on August 14, 2018. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.


Notice given this 25th day of June 2018. David L. Good – Clerk/Treasurer

Little Sand Bay Construction Update – June 6th

The road access that surrounds the Visitor Center construction site at Little Sand Bay will periodically be closed starting tomorrow, 6/7/18. Demolition is starting for the existing Visitor Center and for visitor safety purposes, the contractor needs to restrict the access. The contractor will put up barriers, along with signage, at each end of the surrounding access. The contractor will only close this access when necessary.

LSB Campground Contact/Reservations Information

Information/Reservations (715) 779-5233 or [email protected]

Mailing Address

Little Sand Bay Reservations                                                                                                                                P.O. Box 79                                                                                                                                                    Bayfield, WI 54814

Little Sand Bay Construction Update – June 4th

  • National Park Service Visitor Center – The notice to proceed was just issued May 30, 2018 and the contractor, PDSI, is beginning to mobilize on site. The following are estimated dates for upcoming actions on the project: 1) June 4th– 8th – Mobilization, tree protection, asbestos abatement, tree/stump removal: 2) June 10th-15th – Demolition, sidewalk removal, start septic removal; and 3) June 18th – 22nd – Soil Remediation, sidewalk, asphalt removal, and backfill for demolition.
  • Twilite Shelter – The concrete footings and foundation walls were poured June 1st. 

Little Sand Bay Construction Update

Apostle Islands NL – A lot is happening at Little Sand Bay this summer – construction for a new Visitor Center and a pavilion to house the historic fishing tug, the Twilite. The new Visitor Center will include a covered shelter to allow access to safety, orientation and interpretative exhibits 24/7. There will also be interpretive exhibits in the Twilite pavilion.

Timing – Visitor Center project construction will begin in mid-May and continue through the summer of 2019. The Twilite Shelter project is scheduled to be completed in late summer 2018.

What you need to know –

• The LSB area will be very congested and parking very limited during construction. Please be patient. Updates will be provided on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/apostleislandsnationallakeshore/

• NPS visitor services will be provided in a mobile visitor center, located in the northeast corner of the large parking lot.

• The Town of Russell Campground and boat launch will remain open.

• Kayak launching will be moved to the east side of the boat launch.

• Parking near the boat and kayak launch is short-term, primarily for beach-goers and picnickers.

• Parking for kayakers and other visitors will be limited to the north and east sides of the large parking area just west of the NPS restrooms. Staging for construction materials will be in the south side of the large parking area.

• Take precautions on the beach – large storms have washed up a lot of debris.


Spring Election Results April 3

Justice of Supreme Court

Michael Screnock       32

Rebeeca Dallet            150

Scattered                     1


County Board Supervisor District 1

George Newago          160

Scattered                     5


Bayfield School Board

            La Pointe                   Debbie Knopf             136

            At Large                     Glenn Carlson             46

Larry Deragon            127

Scattered                     1

           City of Bayfield         Stephanie Bressette    150

Scattered                     1

Town Board Supervisor Two Positions

Mark Wendling          47

Sam Atkins                 58

Jeff Benton                 119

Mark Bugher               67


Eliminate State Treasurer

Yes      33

No       138


ROAD WEIGHT LIMITS – Noon March 14, 2018

Town of Russell-Bayfield County 

The Town of Russell hereby notifies that on March 14, 2018 at 12:00 noon, all roads within the Town of Russell will be posted for weight restrictions.  The maximum weight of any vehicle will be 5 tons gross weight per axle.  This weight restriction will remain in effect until May 15, 2018 at 12:01 a.m.  Exemptions will be emergency vehicles, waste haulers, heating fuel deliveries, and farm machinery or any others that receive Town Board approval.

David L. Good, Clerk                               Posted Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.