ELECTIONS AND VOTING

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 and 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 an election day.  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.

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.    Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Voting an absentee ballot in person:  Voting absentee in person is available at City Hall.  Schedules will be provided by the City Clerk once they're established for an election.
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 207 W. 6th Street Marshfield, WI  54449

Election 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.  

Additional information regarding elections: 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.  

Elections 2021 voter information:

  • Spring Primary:  February 16, 2021
  • Spring Election, April 6, 2021


Photo ID and the ID Petition Process

  • Photo ID Guide
    The Photo ID Guide is a detailed document that contains information about acceptable photo IDs. It goes through each type of photo ID and the requirements of military IDs, student IDs, passports, etc.
  • ID Petition Process Brochure
    The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will help people get a free state ID card or document that can be used for voting after just one visit to the DMV, even if they don't have a birth certificate or other documentation.
  • Proof of Residency vs Photo ID
    This resource contains a T-chart that compares the differences between proof of residency and photo ID.

Voter Registration, Accessible Voting, and Other Topics

  • Voter Registration Guide (with detailed Proof of Residence Guide)
    The Voter Registration Guide is a short document that reviews the registration process. The Proof of Residence Guide is a detailed document that reviews potential types of proof of residence documents that a voter may use.
  • Temporarily vs Permanent Overseas Voters
  • This web page reviews the differences between temporarily and permanent overseas voters. Additionally, it highlights the various ways an overseas voter can request and cast an absentee ballot.
  • Information about Voting Accessibility and Voters with Disabilities
    This web page contains many resources reviewing the voting process, highlighting accessible features for voters with disabilities. It includes resources on voting equipment, videos on knowing your rights, and resources to curbside vote or get assistance.
  • Military Voters
    This web page reviews the voting process for military voters. It defines what a military voter is and goes through various ways they can request an absentee ballot.
  • Hospitalized Voters
    This resource has information regarding the hospitalized elector process for voters who are unable to vote in person at their polling place due to hospitalization near Election Day. This process may also apply to quarantined electors.
  • College Students
    This web page contains a document that reviews common residency questions that college students have, specifically surrounding where they should register to vote -- at their college address or home address.
  • Homeless Voters
    This web page reviews assisting homeless voters in getting registered to vote using a provided template letter from a local organization as proof of residence.
Polling Place Location District
Oak Avenue Community Center 201 S. Oak Ave. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 and City Portion of Marathon County
Wildwood Station 1800 S. Roddis Ave. 5, 6, 7
Community Center (Old Library) 211 E. 2nd Street 8,9