Dane County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan: The Town of Oregon is part of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan.   The Plan was adopted by the Dane County Board of Supervisors in August 2022 and was recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in December 2022 as the County’s official plan. This enables Dane County and participating municipalities to apply for disaster related grants to implement projects and programs identified in the Plan. https://em.countyofdane.com/hazards/mitigation-plan Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning Dane County is subject to natural hazards that threaten life and health and cause extensive property damage. Dane County has received Federal disaster declarations on 15 occasions since 1976. That equates to a frequency of a natural disaster declaration nearly every three years. In addition, almost every year, there are significant weather events that cause major damages for which Federal disaster assistance is not granted. Most people who live or work in Dane County have been affected by natural hazards in one way or another. Dane County and its residents are vulnerable to a variety of hazards including extreme temperatures, severe winter weather, tornadoes, and floods. Natural hazards in Dane County have caused injury and loss of life, severe property damage, interruption of the delivery of vital goods and services, disruption of local economies, and harm to the natural environment.    


Election Information

2023 Elections

Spring Primary - IF NEEDED- Tuesday, February 21
Spring Election - Tuesday, April 4
Local Candidate Filings to Date
Town Board Chairperson - The deadline is extended by 72 hours from the orginal deadlines for all candidates except the incumbent; Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Wayne Ace (Incumbent), 1219 County Road D, Oregon, WI - Did not file paperwork.
Carl Walser, 6220 Onwenstia Trl, Oregon, WI - Completed and Filed Paperwork for Candidacy
Jason Marshall, 296 Union Road, Brooklyn, WI - Completed and Filed Paperwork for Candidacy
Town Board Supervisor (2 open positions) -
Fred Clark (Incumbent), 5868 Lincoln Rd, Oregon, WI- Filed Notification of Non-Candidacy
Kate Gladding (Incumbent), 6225 Onwentsia Trl, Oregon, WI - Completed and Filed Paperwork for Candidacy
Steve Jernegan, 5464 Alan Dr, Oregon, WI - Completed and Filed Paperwork for Candidacy
Brian Richards, 5441 County Road A, Brooklyn, WI - Completed and Filed Paperwork for Candidacy
Municipal Judge
Beth Cox - Pending
Election Polling Place Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Polling Location:  1138 Union Road Oregon, WI 53575
Interested in running for local office?

How to Run for Local Office

Elections for local offices are held the first Tuesday in April every year. Elected offices for the Town of Oregon include the Town Board (one Chairperson and four Town Supervisors) and the Joint Municipal Judge. Town Board terms run for two years and are staggered, with the Chairperson and 2 Supervisors elected in odd years, 2 Supervisors elected in even years.  The Municipal Judge term is 4 years, with the current term beginning on May 1, 2019.

Candidates for Town of Oregon elected offices are selected by the Nomination Paper method. Please see ELIS-7 Nomination Ballot Access Checklist - Spring 2023 for specific requirements.

Candidates may begin circulating nomination papers no earlier than December 1st in the year preceding the election. Completed EL-169 Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office (with at least 20 signatures of Town residents), a Campaign Registration Statement, and EL-162 Declaration of Candidacy must all be turned in to the Clerk by 5:00 P.M. on the first Tuesday in January (or Wednesday, if Tuesday is a holiday).  If more than two candidates turn completed nomination papers for the same office, a primary election will be held on the third Tuesday of February.

Placement (order) of candidate names on the ballot will be determined by a random drawing at a time and location noticed by the Clerk.

In addition to the above, Municipal Judge candidates must also complete and submit a Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) to the Wisconsin Ethics Commission office using the website https://sei.wi.gov, no later than the third day following the deadline for nomination papers, or the candidate’s name will not appear on the ballot. Wis. Stat. §§ 8.10(5), 8.30(3), 19.43(4).

For more information on campaign finance reporting requirements, see https://ethics.wi.gov/Pages/CampaignFinance/CampaignFinance.aspx

For more information on running for local office, see the Non-Partisan Local Office area at https://elections.wi.gov/candidates/local-candidates#230548828-1556562227










Please visit https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/  for information such as Voter Information, Request Absentee Ballot, Sample Ballot, Voter Activity, Polling Place Location, Elected Officials.

Polling Location:

Oregon Town Hall, 1138 Union Rd., Oregon, WI 53575

Polling Hours on Election Day:

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

You are not allowed to pick-up a ballot for yourself or anyone else (unless hospitalized where certain conditions must be followed).

Absentee Ballots by Mail:

You may return completed absentee ballots to the Oregon Town Hall by mail or drop off during open office hours.

To request an absentee ballot or check the status of an absentee ballot or to view voting history, please visit  https://myvote.wi.gov/.


Contact Clerk's Office at 835-3200

Link to Wisconsin Elections Commission:

Wisconsin Elections Commission

The firmware on the DS200 voting scanner & tabulator has been updated.  Here are the new screen images you will see for Insert your ballot and Thank you for voting.