2020 Election Dates
4/7/2020 - Spring Election
8/11/2020 - Partisan Primary
11/3/2020 - General Election
IN-PERSON EARLY ABSENTEE VOTING March 23 - April 3
April Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary: in-person absentee voting period March 23rd - April 3rd. Hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm, with hours being extended on April 3rd to 5pm.
Click here to request an absentee ballot through the MyVote Wisconsin website. You must be a registered voter to do so.
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered, you must first register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you. All requests for an absentee ballot must be in writing by the elector.
You may request the ballot at Town Hall or mail the completed application to the Town Clerk at Cedarburg Town Hall, 1293 Washington Ave. Cedarburg, WI 53012. Upon receipt of your application form, a ballot will be mailed to you with return postage included. Ballots cannot be hand carried out of the Town Clerk's Office. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the Election (Military and Indefinitely Confined voters may request a ballot up until 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the Election).
Absentee voting is also available in the Town Clerk’s Office weekdays as listed below.
VOTER REGISTRATION / Now Available Online
The deadline to register online to vote has been extended by federal court order until March 30. The Wisconsin Elections Commission is working to reinstate online registration in the next few days.
Click here to visit MyVote Wisconsin and register online.
Click here for the Paper Voter Registration form EL-131.
In order to be eligible to vote, one must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be age 18 or older on or before Election Day
- Have resided in the Town for 10 consecutive days, with no present intent to move
If you have an address or name since you last voted, you must complete a new registration. You can check on your current voter registration status by going to http://myvote.wi.gov or contacting Town Hall.
Federal law requires voters with a driver's license to use that number for registration. The State system cross-checks the D.L. number with Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) records to ensure the person listed with that number is the same person registering to vote.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED AT THE POLLS
Click here to visit a state website that answers all questions related to photo ID; acceptable types, and how to get a free state ID card, even if you don't have a birth certificate.
Click here if you don’t have certain documents, like a birth certificate, as you can still get a free state of Wisconsin ID card for voting from the DMV. This website explains how.
POLLING LOCATIONS (Polls are open from 7am to 8pm statewide)
Wards 1, 2, 3, 4 vote at Town Hall, 1293 Washington Avenue
Wards 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 vote at Circle B, 6261 State Highway 60
If there are any questions regarding what ward you are in, review the Ward Map.
REGISTER BY MAIL
You can mail in your registration information to the Town of Cedarburg, 1293 Washington Ave. (Mailed registration forms must be postmarked no later than the 20th day before the election for which you intend to vote). Voters who register or re-register in their clerk's office, by mail, or at the polling place on Election Day will be asked to list their driver's license number on the registration form.
All voter registrations must include a document establishing their proof of residence. The requirement applies to all electors who are not military or permanent overseas electors. If proof of residence is not submitted, the application cannot be processed.
The following are examples of proof of residence (and may be provided in electronic format):
- A WI Driver License/ID Card, if not expired or canceled; may be used even if driving privileges have been revoked
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit
- An employee ID card with a photograph, but not a business card
- A real property tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
- A residential lease (does not count as proof of residence if elector submits form by mail)
- A picture ID from a university, college or technical college coupled with a fee receipt or an on-campus housing listing provided by the university, college or technical college
- A utility bill for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before the day registration is made
- (Homeless voters only) A letter from an organization that provides services to the homeless that identifies the voter and describes the location designated as the person’s residence for voting purposes
- A contract/intake document prepared by a residential care facility indicating that the occupant resides in the facility
- A bank/credit card statement
- A paycheck or pay stub
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government
REGISTER AT TOWN HALL
You can register at Town Hall Monday through Friday 8am-4:30pm. If you are registering less than 20 days prior to a scheduled election, you are required to register in person at the Clerk's Office at Town Hall and provide an acceptable Proof of Residency document (see above) with your full name and address on it. If you are registering less than 20 days prior to a scheduled election you may not register by mail.
REGISTER AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY
You can also register at the polling place on Election day by completing the Voter Registration Application in the presence of an Election Inspector. You must provide Proof of Residence (see above) that contains your current and complete name and current and complete address.
OVERSEAS ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Complete Federal Post Card application (FPCA) (click here) to request an absentee ballot and to register or you may send a letter requesting an absentee ballot including an original signature of voter, city address, and mailing address. If you are not registered, you must also submit a Voter Registration Application form EL-131. Overseas electors receive ballots for federal offices only. An absentee ballot request from an overseas elector is effective for two successive general elections.
MILITARY ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Complete Federal Post Card application (FPCA) (click here) to request an absentee ballot. Military electors are not required to register. Submit FPCA or completed Absentee Ballot Application form EL-121 Application for Absentee Ballot, or mail, fax or e-mail a letter requesting an absentee ballot including an original signature of voter, city address, and mailing address. Military electors may receive a ballot for all offices on a ballot.