Voting Machine Pretest: Town of Forest, Richland County WI Notice of Voting Machine Testing  Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Sec. 5.84, Wis. Stats., a test will be conducted on the electronic voting machine to be used in the Town of Forest for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary.  The test will be conducted to determine that the voting machine will correctly count the votes cast by processing pre-audited groups of ballots.  The test will be held at Town of Forest Hall, located at 12931 STH 56, Viola, WI, on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM and is open to the public.                                                                                        Lynette Owens                                                                                     Clerk, Town of Forest                                                                                     Richland County Wisconsin

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United States CENSUS 2020

The 2020 Census is easy. The questions are simple….

3 Ways to Respond to the 2020 Census

1. Respond Online at

Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12–20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the census online. If you do not have an invitation to respond, simply indicate that you do not have a Census ID and then enter the address for which you are responding.

2. Respond by Phone at 844-330-2020; or 844-467-2020 (TDD)

Phone response hours of operation are from 7 am to 2 am EST, 7 days a week

3. Respond by Mail

Homes in areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form) and all homes will receive a paper questionnaire if they do not first respond online or by phone.


Note: Town of Forest’s current self-response rate is 45.7%. Let’s make it 100% so we our fair share of funding!

Responses to census questions provide a snapshot of the nation. Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receives, and how your community plans for the future.

When you fill out the census, you help:

Determine how many seats your state gets in Congress.

Inform how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.

Create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies, and build schools, roads and hospitals.

For more information, visit: 2020CENSUS.GOV