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Time off for voting

Employees are entitled to up to 3 hours leave to vote. The employee must request leave before Election Day. Pay can be deducted for time lost. The employer can set the time for leave to vote.

2015 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
January 2015 Dates
Governor-Elect, Scott Walker - Republican, Inauguration DateJanuary 5, 2015 -
February 2015 Dates
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to make application in person to the municipal clerk for absentee ballots to vote in the Spring Primary.February 13, 2015 -
Last day (5:00 p.m.) to register in person at the municipalclerk\'s office to vote at the Spring Primary.February 13, 2015
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for indefinitely-confined electors and military electors to request absentee ballots by mail for Spring PrimaryFebruary 13, 2015 -
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for special voting deputies to conduct absentee voting for residents in nursing homes and certain qualified facilities for Spring Primary.February 16, 2015
2015 Senate District 20 Special ElectionFebruary 17, 2015
Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for absentee ballots to be delivered to thepolling place.February 17, 2015
2015 Spring PrimaryFebruary 17, 2015
Deadline (4:00 p.m.) for all absentee ballots to be delivered via USPS to the municipal clerk (must be postmarked by Election Day).February 20, 2015
March 2015 Dates
Last day for electors to register by mail to vote in Spring Election. Mailed registrations must be postmarked no later than this dateMarch 18, 2015
April 2015 Dates
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to request absentee ballots by mail April 2, 2015 -
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for indefinitely-confined electors and military electors to request absentee ballots by mail for Spring Election.April 3, 2015
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to register to vote in the Spring Election in the municipal clerk\'s office.April 3, 2015
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for electors to make application in person to the municipal clerk for absentee ballots to vote in the Spring Election .April 3, 2015
Last day (5:00 p.m.) for special voting deputies to conduct absentee voting for residents in nursing homes and certain other qualified facilities for Spring Election.April 6, 2015 -
Deadline (8:00 p.m.) for absentee ballots to be delivered to the polling placeApril 7, 2015
Spring Election: State offices elected include Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge (District I and III),Circuit Court Judge,County Nonpartisan Offices, Municipal Offices, School District Offices, and Referenda (if required),District 20April 7, 2015
Deadline (4:00 p.m.) for all absentee ballots to be delivered via USPS to the municipal clerk (must be postmarked by Election Day).April 10, 2015

2016 Important Events Calendar

EventDate
August 2016 Dates
Primary Election Day at 7:00am - 8:00pmAugust 8, 2016
November 2016 Dates
General Election Day at 7:00am - 8:00pmNovember 8, 2016

Wisconsin

Wisconsin allows you to register to vote at the polling place in your election district or an alternate polling place on Election Day if you provide identification and proof of residence.You can also register in person at the municipal clerk's office up until 5 p.m. on the day before the election, provided you sign a registration form and present proof of residence.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is, you can use myvote.wi.gov to register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what's on your ballot, request an absentee ballot (military and permenant overseas voters only), and check provisional ballot status.

Wisconsin: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 7:00 AM-8:00 PM

Anyone wishing to vote in the state of Wisconsin has three options to register:

By Mail

  • Download the Application for Voter Registration (GAB-131), complete the form and mail it into the municipal clerk's office.The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (3rd Wednesday) before the election.
  • PLEASE NOTE: State and federal law now requires that any first-time voter submitting a registration application by mail provide a copy of an acceptable identifying document that provides proof of residence.
  • Please note that first-time voters registering by mail may not use a residential lease as proof of residence. The copy of the form of proof of residence must be included when submitting the registration application. If a copy of proof of residence is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot at the polling place or before being issued an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk's office.

IN PERSON

  • Register in the municipal clerk's office up to 5 p.m. or the close of business whichever is later on the Friday before the election. Note: After the BY MAIL deadline, an elector registering in person in the clerk's office is required to present acceptable proof of residence

AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY

  • If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location. For purposes of voter registration, acceptable forms of proof of residence must include:
  • A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
  • A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

Proof of Residence

The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day:

  • A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
  • A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
  • A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receipt dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
  • A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
  • Bank statement.
  • Paycheck.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

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