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The City Elections Office is located in the First Floor of City Hall (203 South Farwell Street), at the North end of the building (closest to the public library). 
Telephone (715) 839-4913  Fax (715) 839-6177

For general election information, contact the City Elections office at 715 839-4913 or go to the My Vote Wisconsin website (  There you can see a list of the candidates that will be on your ballot, get information on voter registration, and even check your voting history. 

2016 Elections

The dates for the 2016 elections are:

•  February 16 - Spring Primary
•  April 5 - Spring Election
•  August 9 - Partisan Primary
•  November 8 - General / Presidential Election 

Voter Photo ID Required

A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.  Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.

New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.  Learn how by visiting the DMV website. 

Many election forms are available for downloading from the Elections Division of the State Governmental Accountability Board. Links to the Voter Registration form and Absentee Ballot Request form are provided below.

  • Voter Registration form  (English)
  • Voter Registration form  (Spanish)
  • Voter Registration form  (Hmong)
  • There are three ways you can register to vote or update your voter information if you move or change your name.
    1.  By-Mail           You can register by mail. 
    2.  Clerk's Office   You can register in-person in the Clerk's Office any time Monday thru Friday,
                               between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm  EXCEPT on Election Day and the Monday before 
                               Election Day.
    3.  Election Day    You can register on Election Day at your voting site.
  • You must now provide Proof of Residence when you register. Acceptable Proof of Residence must include both your current and complete name and your current and complete address. Items that are Acceptable Proof of Residence include:
    • Current and valid Wisconsin driver license
    • Current and valid Wisconsin identification card
    • Utility bill (gas, electric or telephone) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
    • Bank Statement
    • Paycheck
    • Check or other document issued by a unit of government
    • Official identification card of license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
    • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election
    • A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes Election Day.
  • Proof of residence can be provided either in paper or electronically (via I-pad, I-phone, laptop)


  • If you are unable or unwilling to go to your voting site on Election Day, you can cast an absentee ballot.  
  • In-person Absentee Voting takes place at the Elections Office, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm beginning the third Monday before an election through the Friday prior to the election.  There is no absentee voting on the Monday immediately before an election.   
  • If you want an absentee ballot mailed to you, submit an absentee ballot request either by regular mail or e-mail to City Elections, 203 S Farwell St, Eau Claire  WI  54701.
  • If you vote either In-person and By-mail, you will need to provide acceptable Photo ID. 

Where do I vote?
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Unsure if you are registered or where you would vote?  At My Vote Wisconsin, voters can look up their polling place and other election-related information using a new function of the state's voter registration system.    
     •  Look up your voter registration and polling place location 
     •  Look up polling place location for an address

ELECTION OFFICIALS The City of Eau Claire is always looking for citizens to work at the polls during elections. Election officials (poll workers) register new voters, give voters credit in the poll books to those who vote, answer questions, hand out and explain ballots, and work with ballot counting equipment. Training sessions are held before each election. Currently, poll workers are paid $8.00/hour, including the training sessions. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full day for most workers lasts from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. Some poll workers do work half day shifts, either from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or from noon to close.  If you are interested in working at the polls or if you have questions, please call the City Election Office at (715) 839 - 4913.

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