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November 4, 2014 General Election

66% of the registered voters cast ballots in the November 4 General Election.  For Election Results, go to the
Eau Claire County Clerk and the Chippewa County Clerk websites.  There were no provisional ballots issued in the City
of Eau Claire on November 4, 2014.  The City of Eau Claire received requests for, and issued 4,269 absentee ballots; 4096 absentee ballots were returned. 

For general election information, contact the City Elections office at 715 839-4913 or go to the My Vote Wisconsin website (https://myvote.wi.gov).  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. 

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

2015 Spring Elections

The five District Seats on the Eau Claire City Council are up for election in April 2015.  Those interested in running must turn in nomination papers signed by 20 to 40 residents from their district.  Nomination papers, along with other required documents, must be filed no later than Tuesday, January 6.  Informational packets and required filing forms are available from the City Clerk’s office.  To see what Aldermanic District you live in, take a look at the aldermanic district maps.    (This file may take some time to load.  There is a map of the full City followed by individual maps of each of the five aldermanic districts.)

Dates for Candidates to Remember

December 1                First day to circulate nomination papers
December 26              Incumbents to file Declaration of Candidacy or Non-Candidacy
January 6                   Last day to file nomination papers and other forms. 
                                 All papers and forms are due in the City Clerk's office by 5 p.m.
February 17                Spring Primary   (if necessary.)
April 7                        Spring Election
April 21                      Council Organizational Meeting   New Members take their seats on the Council.

Filing Papers

There are three forms you are required to complete and file with the City Clerk's Office in order to run for City Council. They are:

  • Campaign Registration Statement
  • Declaration of Candidacy
  • Nomination Papers.

Candidates for District Alderperson need to turn in 20 to 40 signatures. 

Please pay close attention to the signatures you obtain on your Nomination Papers.  Signers must be eligible voters who live in the City limits, and within the district in which you are running.  They do not have to be registered voters.  Signers must print and sign their name, give their complete address (house number, street and municipality), and to date the information.  Candidates are strongly urged to obtain more than the minimum number of signatures required for ballot status in case a problem is found with some signatures. However, you cannot collect over the maximum number. 

PHOTO ID NOT REQUIRED Vote

At this point in time, Photo ID is not required for voting (either in-person or absente).  On October 9, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Wisconsin's Voter Photo ID requirement not be in effect for the November 4, 2014 General Election.  The Court reinstated an injunction against the law.   Continue to check this area of the City website or the Wisconsin GAB website for the latest updates. 

ELECTION FORMS for VOTERS
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
  • 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)

ABSENTEE VOTING

  • 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.

Where do I vote?
Click here for more information

Unsure if you are registered or where you would vote?
Access the state's My Vote Wisconsin voter information system at myvote.wi.gov.  Wisconsin voters can look up their polling place and other election-related information using a new function of the state's voter registration system.

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 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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