2017 Election Dates
February 21, 2017 – Spring Primary
April 4, 2017 – Spring Election
Voter Photo ID Required
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. Photo ID will be required for absentee voting and voting on Election Day unless exempt by statute. The following are acceptable forms of photo ID
- A certificate of naturalization that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of an election at which it is presented
- A driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
- An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
- A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college or technical college that contains date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. Also, the university, college or technical college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment.
- A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.
For more information about Photo ID visit: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/
Absentee Ballot Information
Not all voters can get to the polling place on election day. An absentee ballot is the printed ballot marked by an absent voter, sealed in a special envelope, and given or mailed to the municipal clerk. The municipal clerk ensures that each absentee ballot that is returned in a timely manner gets to the right polling place on election day. If accepted, the absentee ballot is counted as if the voter had cast the ballot in person.
Any qualified elector who registers to vote can request an absentee ballot. (A qualified elector is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days.)
The request is made to the municipal clerk in writing by using the Application For Absentee Ballot (EL-121). If a request is made for more than one person residing at the same address, each person must complete and sign an absentee ballot request.
If the request is made by mail it must be in the office of the municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding an election. (This is the last day a clerk can mail an absentee ballot to an elector.) Please mail request to:
Deb Hoeppner, Clerk, 21720 Rockville Road, Kiel, WI 53042.
You can also vote absentee at your local municipal clerk's office or other specified location. In-person absentee voting (also known as early voting) typically runs for two weeks before an election, ending at 5 p.m. or the close of business (whichever is later) on the Friday before the election. To schedule an appointment for In-person Absentee Voting, please call Town Clerk Deb Hoeppner at (920) 918-1956.
Special provisions are made for hospitalized electors and sequestered jurors to request and vote by absentee ballot on Election Day.
For more information on absentee voting, visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission website at
To vote in Wisconsin you must first register to vote. You can start the registration process online at My Vote WI: myvote.wi.gov or using the GAB Form above. You can also register in-person at your local municipal clerk's office, with a special registration deputy, or at the polling place on Election Day.
At MyVote Wisconsin, you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see your sample ballot, request an absentee ballot (military and permanent overseas voters only), and check provisional ballot status.