Elections, Voting & Census Information

Voter Information - Deadlines for Registration & Absentee Voting

Forms & Applications For access to Election forms please visit our Forms & Applications page

MAPS:

Click on the Ward Map to view what Ward you are in and which Alderman represents you.

VOTER REGISTRATION:

Where do I vote? Am I registered?

Apply on-line to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov. Complete the questions and mail your application with your proof of residence (where you live) to the Clerk listed on the registration page. Or print out the voter registration form on our Forms Page.

  • First time voters and absentee requests will also need to send a copy of their Wisconsin ID or Drivers License.
  • See FREE ID if you need to obtain one
  • You must live IN OWEN for 10 DAYS prior to each Election to register to vote here.


ABSENTEE VOTING INFO:

Mail in:

Visit the forms page to access the application for an absentee ballot. Sign it, send along a copy of your Wisconsin ID, and mail to:

City of Owen
Attn: Clerk Michelle Kind
219 N. Pine Street
PO Box 67
Owen WI 54460 

Email in:

You can also email it with a photo of your ID to: City of Owen Clerk

Please note:

  • IF you choose Email - the ballot CANNOT be emailed back to me, you need to print out the ballot and certificate, vote, have a witness sign your certificate, place ballot in a separate envelope, then put the certificate and envelope into another envelope to mail back to me. Then your ballot will be remade on Election day onto an actual ballot and put into the voting machine.
  • Post Office Mailing times are averaging 5-7 days to get TO you AND 5-7 days to get RETURNED, please plan to request your Absentee ballot as soon as possible as it is a possible 10 day turnaround. Ballots must be received by Election day at 8pm.
  • BALLOTS CANNOT BE FORWARDED AND ALSO CANNOT BE DELIVERED TO A PO BOX.


IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING INFO:

In-Person Absentee voting at the City Hall (219 N Pine Street) will be available two weeks before the election during regular office hours or by appointment.

**There is NO absentee voting the day before the election on Monday.

Photo ID: For the latest information on Voter ID, FREE WI ID cards, videos, and information go to: https://myvote.wi.gov

Clerk Info: please call 715-229-2404 or email clerktreasurer@cityofowen.com.


ELECTION INSPECTORS REQUESTED TO WORK AT THE POLLS!

If you would like to work at the polling place on Election Day, please call OR email the clerk

Election Inspectors are compensated for their time on election day as well as any required trainings they attend.

Poll Worker Recruitment Information click here


2020 ELECTION DATES:

  • Feb 18, April 7th, May 12th, Aug. 11, and Nov 3rd
  • Spring Primary: February 11th - Non-partisan primary held the third Tuesday in February to nominate candidates to be voted for at the spring election.
  • Special Election: May 12th - Special Election for District 7 Congressional Office to fill a vacancy.
  • Spring Election: April 7th, 2020 - Election held the first Tuesday in April for Court of Appeals Judges, Circuit Court Judge, County nonpartisan Offices, Municipal Offices, School District Offices, and referenda, and in Presidential years, to express party preferences for Presidential candidates.
  • Partisan Primary: AUG 11TH, 2020 (click here for sample ballot) - Primary held the second Tuesday in August to nominate candidates to be voted for at the general election and referenda. See deadlines below.
  • General Election: Nov 3rd, 2020 - Election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect the President and Vice President (in even numbered years), United States Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly, District Attorney, County Partisan Offices, and referenda.

 

August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary
 

Voter Registration Deadlines

All voters must provide a Proof of Residence document when registering to vote by mail, in-person in the clerk’s office, or at the polls on Election Day.
 
July 22, 2020 - Deadline to Register by Mail - Your voter registration form, along with proof of residence must be postmarked to your municipal clerk no later than July 22, 2020. Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.

July 22, 2020 - Deadline to Register to vote online. - Voters who are able to match their name, date of birth, Wisconsin Driver License or State ID number, and address with the Wisconsin DMV can register to vote online through July 22, 2020.

August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. - Deadline to Register in Your Municipal Clerk’s Office-  Voters may register in-person in their municipal clerk’s office during the clerk’s business hours until 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2020.  Find your Municipal Clerk’s Contact Information here.

August 11, 2020 from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. - Register to Vote at Your Polling Place- Voters can register to vote at their polling place on Election Day, August 11, 2020.  Find your Polling Place here

 

Absentee Voting Deadlines for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary

All voters in Wisconsin can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them for any reason.  Voters must be registered before they can request an absentee ballot.   Voters may request their absentee ballot in writing.  To request an absentee ballot on MyVote.wi.gov click here.  You must provide a photo ID with your absentee ballot request, more information on photo ID can be found here.
 
August 6, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot - Regular and Permanent Overseas Voters -  If you are a regular or a Permanent Overseas Voter, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2020. 

August 7, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m. Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Indefinitely Confined - If you are indefinitely confined, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020. 

Possibly through August 9, 2020Deadline for In-Person Absentee - Voters can possibly request and vote an absentee ballot in-person in their municipal clerk’s office through August 9, 2020.  Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.Deadline for Hospitalized Voters - Voters who are in a hospital may request a ballot be brought to them by an appointed agent if they are hospitalized in the 7 days preceding the election.  Hospitalized electors may request an absentee ballot between August 4, 2020 and August 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

August 11, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot-Military - If you are a voter in the military, your absentee ballot request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 11, 2020.

August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 p.m.Deadline to Return Absentee Ballot - You must return your absentee ballot by mail or delivery to your municipal clerk, your polling place, or a local dropbox established by your clerk.  Your ballot must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 8:00 p.m on August 11, 2020.