The Village of Newburg is governed by a non-partisan Board of Trustees consisting of seven members. The Village President is the member that presides over meetings and is considered “first amongst equals.” The Village President along with three Trustees are elected in the spring of odd-numbered years for two-year terms, and the remaining three Trustees are elected in the spring of even years for two-year terms. Please see the village clerk if you are interested in running for a position on the Board of Trustees. The process involves circulating nomination papers, which runs from early December to early January each year for the upcoming spring election. Also of note; in the event of a position vacancy, the Board may choose to appoint someone to fill it, to hold a special election, or to allow it to remain vacant until the seat’s normally scheduled election is held.
As the Village lies between two counties, we hold elections for both Washington and Ozaukee County elected officials, and of course, State of Wisconsin, and U.S. Federal government leadership. Non-partisan elections are held in the spring and partisan elections are held in the fall. Each season holds a general election where the winner is selected by the majority vote. If so many candidates run for a position that it creates a contest that is more than two candidates for each seat available, there is a primary election held with a goal of allowing only the two most popular candidates to proceed to the general election. Note: Sometimes a primary election for one office is held on the same day as the general election for another office. For example, in 2020, the Presidential Preference Primary election was held on April 7th, moving toward a General Election in November; also on April 7th, on the same ballot, the Spring election was held.
The next upcoming elections scheduled as of the date of this writing are:
- Partisan Primary - August 11, 2020
- General and Presidential Election, November 3, 2020
To register to vote in Newburg, please visit Village Hall (620 W. Main St.) in person with your photo ID and proof of residency in Newburg. You may also register to vote online by visiting MyVote.WI.gov. You may also check your voting history at this address and see what will appear on your ballot for the next upcoming election.
Questions about voting, requesting absentee ballots, being a candidate, etc...? Contact the Village Clerk for more information.