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Welcome to the Town of Merer


Spring Election

The April 7th election will be held at the Community Center.

Polls open at 7AM and close at 8PM

We have made plans to make this election as safe as possible for voters and poll works alike.  Be prepared to either use handsanizer or be given a fresh glove to wear once you enter the building.  


Absentee ballots are due back at the Clerk's office on

April13th by 4PM


These final absentee ballots will then be counted and the final numbers will tabulated and recorded.  The location of this final count will be announced in the future but we are planning on doing this at the Town Hall. 


The numbers will be posted on the town's website after the final count the evening of April 13th.


April 4, 2020



Iron County Public Health Press Release

Please remember that Seasonal and Second Homeowners are requested not to return to your property.  The town believes that this should also pertain to short term rental property owners-- that you should not be renting your property so there is not an increased danger of spreading the virus.  Different organizations might want to share this information with their members (lake associations, club organizations, etc)

April 4, 2020


Hadley Brush Pit

We have received many calls about when the brush pit will be open.  It is tentatively set to open once the road limits are lifted.


April 3, 2020




If you believe that you requested a ballot but did not receive one please call us: 715.476.2403.  All requests that were made on Thursday were sent out Thursday afternoon.

Today at 500 is the last day that you can request an absentee ballot and vote in person.

Absentee ballots are due back to the town hall by April 13th at 4pm.  You can mail your ballot back or place in the town hall drop box which is to the left of the front door.

April 3, 2020


We have received many requests asking what exasctly does the Governor's Safer at Home exactly mean? 

Here is a summary of the restrictions of the Safer at Home Order. This is an easier read than the law itself and intended to help clarify the order.

April 3, 2020



The deadline to request absentee ballots has been pushed back to



In order to be counted all ballots must be returned by

April 13th before 4PM


In addition, if you do not have anyone to certify your absentee ballot you can write on the envelope that you certify that this is your ballot.


Please call/email with any questions



You have 3 ways to request your ballot:

1.  Go to the state's website:

2.  Send an email to the town email including a picture of your ID:

[email protected]

3. IF you don't have access you can make an appointment to vote inperson at the town hall.  Please call for an appointment:


As of March 31st we processed and sent out 461 absentee ballots.  Every request has been mailed out as of this afternoon.  If you do not receive your ballot please call and we will check on your request!!!


We have received questions about possible positive test results of COVID-19.  We do not have any official information other than what we are all told by the Iron County Health Department.
Please contact them for up-to-date information (715.561.2191) or visit their Facebook page.
Thank you!

March 28, 2020


Town of Mercer to Close Nonessential Functions/Services at Town Buildings

The Mercer Town Board Chair and Administrative Team have announced that all nonessential functions at the Mercer Town buildings will be closed to the general public in an effort to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission and to protect the citizens and employee of the Town of Mercer.

Effective 3PM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 all facilities will be closed to the general public.  Anyone needing to do business at Mercer Town Buildings should call ahead and be prepared to make alternative arrangements instead of meeting in person.  All entrances to the buildings will be locked.  Customers with prearranged appointments will be instructed on how to enter the building.

Functions remaining open at this time:

  • Clerk’s office for voting.  People are encouraged to absentee vote/register to vote using the state’s website.  The state’s website is:  If you have any questions using the website feel free to contact the Clerk’s office: 715.476.2403 or [email protected].  You can also email the office and include a picture of your license and an absentee ballot will be sent to you.  IF you have absolutely no access to computer you can call the office and set up an appointment to do in person voting or voter registration.  The clerk will be telecommuting as much as possible so all other town business will be completed via email or phone.
  • Absentee ballots will continue to be mailed/emailed out on a daily basis.
  • The transfer station/recycle center will remain open but people must place their own garbage into the correct area and remain the safe distance of 6 feet away from the workers.

It is important to note that the coronavirus outbreak and public response is extremely fluid and subject to change.  The Mercer Town Board Chair and Iron County Administrative team are continuously assessing the situation in collaboration with Iron County and Iron County Public Health Department.  The Town of Mercer continues to follow guidance from local public health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and the CDC.

While we understand that these changes being implemented throughout the town are disruptive, they are essential to mitigate the impact of coronavirus and protect the health of the public and our employees.

We are in this together and we urge every individual to do their part in slowing the spread of the virus.  Socially distance yourself form others, avoid groups of more than 10, wash your hands frequently and stay home whenever possible.



Town Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Please call or email the Clerk's office for any questions or town business you need completed.  We are here for you but believe it is best for all to do the town's business via phone or email

 715.476.2403   [email protected]


April 7, 2020 Election

In order to follow CDC guidelines it would be best for you to register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot via the internet.  The website is  Below are directions how to access the state's election website:

MyVote Wiconsin

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing me a request at [email protected] or fax 715.476.2676. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

You will  recieve your ballot from the office by either mail, email ot fax-- depending upon how you request to receive the ballot.

 Also.... we have ordered additional absentee ballots/envelopes so we should be in good shape for every Mercer voter to vote absentee.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has told us that the election will continue to be held on it's original date of April 7th, 2020.


Community Support

The Mercer Food Pantry is open this week:

 Friday 11-12:30

If you have an emergency need call 715.476.7655


Transfer Site Winter Hours

Monday & Tuesday 10am-4pm  |  Wednesday & Saturday 7:30am-1:30pm

Please place your garbage into the proper container/compactor. If you are unable to lift your items into the container/compactor, just leave them next to it. Remain a safe distance (6 feet) from the attendants.


Welcome to the Town of Mercer

Vintage photos courtesy of the Mercer Area Historical Society

The Town of Mercer is located in the “lakes region” of southern Iron County, WI along US Hwy 51.  It borders the counties of Vilas to the east and Ashland to the west.  Bordering towns include the Towns of Carey, Knight, Oma, and Sherman (Springstead) in Iron County; the Towns of Manitowish Waters and Winchester in Vilas County; and the Town of Agenda in Ashland County.

In 1894 the first train arrived in Mercer signaling the beginning of the early settlers, roads, mills, stores, and other businesses.  Mercer was created as a district of the town of Vaughn in 1908 and established as a Town on the 26th of February 1909. The first town meeting was held in April of 1909.

There are approximately 105 lakes plus a major portion of the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage (13,545 acres) within the town boundaries. The Turtle and Flambeau rivers flow into the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, the sixth largest body of water in the state of Wisconsin.

Mercer is known for the natural beauty of its surroundings, offering tension free lifestyles for all ages, recreation trails, an excellent school system, library, medical facilities, grocery and other retail stores.  Mercer’s “northwoods character” and lake country ambiance continues to draw an increasing number of permanent residents and visitors each year.


Calendar of Events

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