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Election Information



A public test of the voting machines will occur Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:30am. The test will be held at the Trenton Town Hall, N10584 Jersey Rd, Fox Lake WI. Residents of the Town of Trenton are welcome to attend.

Melissa Pausma,

Deputy Clerk



Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk. A qualified elector is any US 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 28 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

Contact Melissa Pausma at 920-324-2055 and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. 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 to your deputy clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is: 5pm on the fifth day before the election, which is Thursday April 1, 2021.

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 deputy 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.

Deputy Clerk, Melissa Pausma, 920-324-2055 email: [email protected]

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY—Please call, 920-324-2055, to set up your appointment.

No in person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

The deputy clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before election day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday April 6, 2021. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.



April 6, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Town of Trenton, on Tuesday April 6, 2021, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed. The term of Town officers will begin on April 20, 2021. All terms are for two years.

Office Incumbent

Town Chairman         Russell Kottke

Supervisor #1            Kristie Buwalda

Supervisor #2            Pat Bird

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a Town caucus for the purpose of nominating candidates to appear on the spring election ballot for the above listed offices will be scheduled during the month of December. The caucus will be held on the date not sooner than January 2nd and not later than January 19th. Notice of the scheduled date of the caucus will be given at least five days before the caucus.

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election. If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

Done in the Town of Trenton on

December 1, 2020.

Melissa Pausma, Deputy Clerk