Elections & Voting

Our Mission:

Our customers are the residents of the City of Marshfield that are eligible to vote and it is our responsibility to provide everyone, elderly, handicapped and people who must be out of town on Election day, the right to vote.

The mission of this account is to hold elections for the City of Marshfield as per Wisconsin Statutes 5.01. The right to vote is the foundation of our democratic form of government. It is the job of the City Clerk to preserve the rights of the electorate through efficient, honest, unbiased and uniform administration of elections. All Election officials have a responsibility to help, not hinder electors in exercising their voting right. The integrity and importance of the vote of each citizen is the responsibility of all election officials.

Voting by absentee ballot: 

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued. 

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail:

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, August 6, 2020.
Please note:  Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person:

Voting absentee in person begins Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Friday, August 7, 2020, from noon to 5 p.m. 


City Hall Council Chambers
207 W. 6th Street
Marshfield, WI  54449

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on August 11, 2020.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Elections 2020 voter information:

  • Eligible Wisconsin Voters who have a current and valid Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID Card can now register completely online! If your name, date of birth, Wisconsin Driver License or State ID number, and address all match the information on file with the Wisconsin DMV, you will no longer need to mail or deliver your registration form.
  • If you do not have a current Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID card you will still be able to use MyVote to start your voter registration. You will be able to complete your registration form on this site, then you will then need to print, sign, and mail or deliver your form to your municipal clerk along with a proof of residence document. Register to vote online, here.  
Spring Primary Done
Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary Done
Special Election (7th Congressional District only) Done
Partisan Primary August 11, 2020
General and Presidential Election November 3, 2020

Additional information regarding elections 2020:

There were no outstanding provisional ballots for the May 12, 2020 Special Election.

The Wisconsin Voter Registration System is online to assist you in determining your current voter registration status. You can Register to vote;   Find your polling location;   Find out what's on your ballot;   Update your name and address;  and request an Absentee Ballot. 

Visit the MyVote website at: http://myvote.wi.gov

Where do you vote in the City of Marshfield.  Click this link: Where Do I Vote?

Requirements for Photo ID click this link: Voter photo ID information

District Polling Place
1, 2, 3, 4, 10 and City Portion of Marathon County Oak Avenue Community Center
201 S. Oak Ave.
5, 6, 7 Wildwood Station
1800 S. Roddis Ave.
8, 9 Community Center (Old Library)
211 E. 2nd Street