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Town of Sharon Bulletin Board

JEFF CHECK, TOWN OF SHARON CHAIR                      
MARCH 7, 2023

NOTE:  A salt/sand mixture is available for Town of Sharon residents to use on sidewalks/driveways.  It is available at the Town Garage.  

4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   Tuesdays and Thursdays 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.             Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.       Saturday, March 11th and 25th

Please text or call 715-321-6201 before or after these hours.  I am available 24/7 via cell phone.  If we are not in the office any you have something to drop off (i.e. a dog license), please use the black drop box by the front door and we will mail it back; however, do not use the black drop box for absentee ballot returns.
Thank you!
Pam Filtz, Clerk/Treasurer


To make application to receive an absentee ballot by mail, please go to:

You may also vote an absentee ballot in my office during the following hours: 

Date                                                   Time                                                                          
Tuesday, March 21st                          4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 22nd                 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 23rd                        4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday, March 27th                          9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 28th                          4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 29th                    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 30th                         4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 31st                                12 noon to 4:00 p.m.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Pam Filtz, Town of Sharon Clerk/Treasurer

ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH -- Just a heads up that when you come in to vote on Election Day, you will see a new system the town has implemented to streamline voting. We will no longer have a paper version of the poll book. The Town of Sharon has implemented the use of Badger Books. We are the sixth municipality in Portage County to climb on board with using Badger Books.
What is a Badger Book? The Badger Book is an e-poll book. Are Badger Books safe? Yes! Badger Books are NEVER CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET! What can Badger Books do for you?
-Quicker voter check-ins and registrations
-Improve polling place flow
-Improve data quality
-Voters will be able to view their participation sooner in MyVote
Since this is a new system for all of us, please be patient with the Election Inspectors should any hang ups arise. I don't anticipate any, but we are always learning. Thank you for your cooperation and courtesy in the past. It is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me. Or, visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's website at and view the videos and materials the State has regarding Badger Books.  We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming elections on Tuesday, February 21st and Tuesday, April 4th!
Pam Filtz, Clerk/Treasurer


Town of Sharon, Portage County, WI

Sharon is a town in Portage County, Wisconsin.  The population as of January 1, 2020 for Town of Sharon is 2078.  This makes Sharon the county's 5th most populous community.  The unincorporated communities of Ellis, North Star and Polonia are located within the town.  Sharon is the second largest town (out of 17 towns) in Portage County in terms of geographic size, encompassing an area of approximately 41,488 acres or 64.9 miles of which 64.3 square miles of it is land and .6 square miles (or 384 acres) is water.

The Town of Sharon is located on the northern edge of Portage County and is bordered on the north by Marathon County, on the south by the Town of Stockton, on the east by the Towns of New Hope and Alban, and on the west by the Towns of Hull and Dewey.

Up until 1960, the Town of Sharon was a typical rural agriculture-based community with a steadily declining population, due mostly to the changes in agriculture economy.  Thus, the decade of the 1960's marked the end of the Town of Sharon's declining population and the beginning of a growth period that continues today.

The region was first wooded and attracted lumbermen.  When it was cleared of trees, it became farmland.  Among the pioneer settlers were Irish and German Catholics who set down roots where Ellis is today.  In 1857, the first Polish family settled in this area, creating the first Polish rural settlement in the State and the second in the United States.   Coming along with these Polish emigrants was their respect of the land, religion, family and an ethic of hard work.

Polonia was named by a Polish priest when he established a new Catholic church east of Ellis.  By the 1900's at least 10,000 people, more than one-third of the Portage County population were of Polish descent.  Polish Americans continued the legacy given by their ancestors. This legacy is also evident by the dedication of Highway 66 as the Polish Heritage Highway.

Whether you are a long-time or new resident of the Town of Sharon or a visitor to our community, we thank you for visiting our website.