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.



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.




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.




Board of Education (two seats)

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


District 1 Alderperson

  • Randy Morrissette II (i)

District 5 Alderperson

  • John Hoggatt (i)

District 6 Alderperson

  • Rich Vanselow (i)


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 President

  • Stan Wekkin

Village Trustee (three seats)

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

Municipal Judge

  • Ben Wopat (i)


State Superintendent of Public Instruction

State Supreme Court Justice

[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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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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