Elections

2020 Election Schedule

General Election:  November 3, 2020

Note:  The polling site will be at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 N Genesee St. Delafield, WI 53018.

Now is the time to prepare for the November 3, 2020 General Election.  Polling locations will be open Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and voters must go to the polling location specific to the address of their residence.  Photo identification is required for all Elections.  For more information on photo IDs, obtaining a free State ID card, and exceptions to the law, visit www.bringit.wi.gov.

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Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting by Mail

Voting absentee by mail is safe, easy, and secure.  Request an absentee ballot at MyVoteWI or download and return an absentee ballot application to the City Clerk's Office.  If you have never requested an absentee to be mailed to you for past elections, you will need to submit a copy of your acceptable photo ID.

Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you in Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Returning Absentee Ballots

The completed ballot must be received by the polling location or at the City Clerk no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day, November 3, 2020.

You may mail back your absentee ballot.  Voters wishing to return their absentee ballots in person may do so at City Hall, or place it in the 24/7 payment drop box located outside City Hall next to the Library drop box.  Do not forget to sign your return envelope and have a witness sign and include their address!! 

In-Person Absentee Voting ("Early Voting")

In-person absentee voting will be held October 20 - October 29, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and October 30 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, 500 Genesee St.

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Voter Registration

MyVoteWI: Check current registration, register to vote for first time, update your name or address
Update your address with the DMV: Needed for online registration
Voter Registration Information
Voter Registration Application and Instructions: If not using MyVoteWI
Voter Registration Guide
Proof of Residence Guide

To avoid long lines at the polls or issues with documentation on Election Day, eligible voters are encouraged to register to vote/update address and names prior to election day.  Eligible voters can register on Election Day at the polling site.  Valid proof of residence is required, and the requirement to establish residency is 28 days prior to the election.

Voter Registration Deadlines:

  • October 6, 2020 - The last day for eligible electors to establish residency in order to vote in the City of Delafield. (Special rules apply to voters who move from out of State to Delafield.  Contact the City Clerk for more information.)
  • October 14, 2020 - The deadline to register online at MyVoteWI (by 11:59 p.m.) or by mail (postmarked).  After this date, voters must register in the Clerk's Office or on Election Day at the polling site.
  • October 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. - The deadline to register to vote at the City Clerk's Office.  After this date, you may only register on Election Day at the polling site.

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Sample Ballots

Find out what is on the ballot here.

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Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote

Voter Information Center - Wisconsin Elections Commission
Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting in Wisconsin
How to get a free State ID Card for Voting

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Become a Poll Worker

The City of Delafield encourages all citizens to vote and to become involved in the election process. One of the most rewarding ways to contribute is to serve your community as an Election Inspector, or Poll Worker.  Poll workers are appointed to 2-year terms.  The current term is 2020-2021. 

General duties include:

  • Organizing the polling place before the polls open
  • Election day voter registration
  • Checking in voters on the poll book
  • Reviewing the voter’s photo ID, and assigning each voter in the poll book a sequential election day voter number
  • Issuing ballots
  • Assisting voters and providing instruction as necessary
  • Processing absentee ballots
  • Monitoring the voting equipment
  • Signing and assisting with paperwork for the City and County

City of Delafield Poll Worker Application

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MAKE SURE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT COUNTS!

Absentee ballots are rejected for the following reasons:
  • Voter has not signed absentee certificate envelope.
  • Voter has not had a witness sign and address the absentee certificate envelope.
  • Ballot must be received by the Clerk’s Office before 8:00 PM on Election Day.
  • Voter has not registered to vote at their current address.
  • Voter has not sealed the absentee certificate envelope.
  • Voter dies before Election Day.

The City Clerk’s Office strongly encourages absentee voters to take the following precautions:

  • Either vote absentee in the Clerk’s Office, or carefully read the instruction letter that you receive with your absentee ballot.
  • Mail your absentee ballot back to the Clerk’s Office as early as possible.  The ballot must be received by 8:00 PM on Election Day.
  • Make sure you sign the certificate envelope on the line marked “Signature of Voter.”
  • Have your witness sign the certificate envelope on the line marked “Signature and address of Witness.”
  • Make sure the envelope is sealed.
  • If you have moved, register to vote at your new address.  Crossing out the address on your absentee label and writing in your new address does not update your voter registration.

Our goal is for zero absentee ballots to be rejected at the polls.

READ ABOUT THE CITY OF DELAFIELD ABSENTEE PROCESS - PRINTED IN THE JAN 2019 COMMUNICATOR.