Kimberly S. Bushey
|Telephone: (262) 741-4241
|Fax: (262) 741-4287
|Address: 100 West Walworth St.
| P.O. Box 1001
| Elkhorn, WI 53121
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Walworth County Clerk's Office
The County Clerk is an elected County Official
with a term of four years. Many of the duties of the office are prescribed
by the Wisconsin Statutes.
The County Clerk’s Office is the official
record keeper for many basic County functions, including acting as the Clerk of
the County Board of Supervisors. This function includes preparation and
maintenance of agendas, minutes and proceedings as well as publishing the
appropriate legal notices. The County Clerk’s Office also provides staff
assistance to the Walworth County Board of Supervisors.
Marriage Licenses are issued through the County
Clerk’s office. On an average the County Clerk’s office issues between 700
and 800 marriage licenses per year.
Another major area of responsibility of the
Office of the County Clerk is election administration. This involves
accumulating the results of each election and canvassing the election returns
for each federal, state and county office. The coordination of election
programming, coding, ballot preparation, and election notices for the federal,
state and county elected offices is also this office's responsibility.
For election purposes, the County Clerk’s
Office is the filing officer for the County Board of Supervisors and the County
Elected Officials. This means that campaign finance and ballot access forms such
as nomination papers, campaign registration and declaration of candidacy forms
for these offices are filed with the County Clerk.
Pursuant to the Wisconsin Statutes, all county property
is held in the name of the County Clerk and the Clerk also acts as legal
custodian of the County’s property.
The County Clerk’s Office also sells hunting
and fishing licenses, and prepares and distributes the County Directory.
The Wisconsin Statutes prescribe a host of other
unrelated duties for the County Clerk’s office in addition to those listed