City & Village Handbook

Chapter 1. Introduction
A. Introduction (.pdf)
B. Important Tenets of the Democracy Reform Movement (.pdf)
Chapter 2. Overview and General Information for Planning a Referendum
A. Overview for Getting a Referendum Passed (.pdf)
B. Diagram & Discussion of the Referendum Process (.pdf)
C. Petitioning Timeline and Number of Signatures Needed (.pdf)
D. Petition Timing Calculator (Google Spreadsheet)
E. 2022 Governor Voting Totals by Municipality (.pdf) Search with Ctrl-F
F. Finding Reliable Volunteers (.pdf)
G. Volunteer Contact Info and Interests (.pdf)
H. Petition Signer Tracking Spreadsheet (Google Spreadsheet)
I. Confirming Names, Residence Addresses, Counties (.pdf)
Chapter 3. Tools for Carrying out a Petition Drive
A. UTA Supporter Form (.pdf)
B. Petition Form (.doc)
C. Community Education Presentation Flyer / Poster (.doc)
D. Educating and Training Petitioners (.pdf)
E. Contact Numbers and Tips for Canvassing (.doc)
F. ID Card for Petitioning (.pdf)
G. Helpful Things to Say when Petitioning (.pdf)
H. Petition Instructions When Collecting Signatures (.doc)
I. Q&A Worth Reading (.pdf)
Chapter 4. Tools for Communicating with Citizens
A. WI Communities and States List (.pdf)
B. WI Resolution Map (.pdf)
C. Tri-Fold Brochure (.pdf)
D. Community Handout (.pdf)
E. Million Dollar Bill – Door Hanger – front – currency picture (.png)
F. Million Dollar Bill – Door Hanger – back – text box template (.doc)
G. Million Dollar Bill – Door Hanger – back – yard sign template (.doc)
H. Pre-Election 4-Up (.doc)
I. Pre-Ballot Education Flyer Poster – Sauk (.doc)
J. Pre-Ballot Education Flyer Poster – Platteville (.doc)
K. Chest & Back Placard Sign for UTA Petition (.doc)
L. Sample Yard Sign (.png)
M. Why is corporate personhood a Local issue (.pdf)
N. Why Towns are Calling for a Democracy Reform Amendment (.pdf)
O. How does Citizens United affect our Town (.pdf)
P. Responses to Excuses by Opponents (.pdf)
Q. Why Conservatives Should Support an Amendment – Loss of Local Control (.pdf)
R. Differences in Amendment / Resolution Language (.pdf)
S. We The People Amendment Resolution – H.J.Res.48 (Resolution Text)
T. WI Assembly Resolution AJR 78
U. WI Senate Resolution SJR 61
Chapter 5. Documents to Submit to the City/Village Clerk
A. Documents Delivered to Clerks and Elected Officials (.pdf)
B. Cover Letter to Clerk for Petition (.doc)
C. Certification of UTA Petition (.doc)
D. Cover Letter to Council or Board (.doc)
E. Full Resolution Language (.doc)
F. Proposed Ballot Language (.doc)
G. Public Official Notification Letter – Template (.doc)
H. Where to Send Labels – Avery 8660 (.doc)
I. Type A and Type C Notice Examples (.doc)
J. What if clerk or other says WEC says they can ignore petition (.pdf)
Chapter 6. Laws on Petitioning
A. WI Statute 9.20 on Referenda & Resolutions
B. WI Statute 8.40 on Petition Requirements
C. Wisconsin’s Direct Legislation Statute
D. Laws on Petitioning Timing (.pdf)
E. Circulation of Petitions on Election Day (.pdf)
F. Circulation of Petitions in Public Buildings (.pdf)
G. When the 60th Day Falls on a Weekend (.pdf)
H. Late Submission / Placement on Ballot (.pdf)
I. Election Day Manual for Wisconsin Election Officials (.pdf)
J. Ordinances & Resolutions (.pdf)