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The Elections Office is located in the First Floor of City Hall, at the North end of the building (closest to the public library). The Elections Office is responsible for voter registration, absentee voting, establishing and preparing voting places, and assigning and training election officials.

Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Location First Floor, City Hall, 203 South Farwell Street.
Telephone (715) 839-4913  Fax (715) 839-6177

Mailing address: City Elections
                         203 S Farwell St
                         Eau Claire WI 54701

2014 ELECTION DATES

Fall Partisan Primary    

  • August 12
    Races on the ballot may include:  Governor / Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Representative to Congress Dist. #3, State Senator Dist. #23 and #31, State Representative to Assembly Dist. #68, #91, and #93, County Sheriff and Clerk of Circuit Court.

    To determine which Senate and Assembly District you live in, go to myvote.wi.gov and search on your address. 

 For the August Partisan Primary, the City received requests for and issued 990 absentee ballots.  As of the opening of the polls, 807 absentee ballots had been returned.  Below is a break-down by ward. 

Ward

Ballots
Issued

Ballots Returned

1

3

1

2

12

10

3

72

61

4

15

13

5

4

4

6

18

17

7

10

9

8

16

13

9

2

2

10

22

20

11

15

10

12

30

26

13

6

6

14

20

20

15

43

36

16

11

10

17

33

26

18

37

27

19

16

12

20

36

25

21

32

25

22

6

6

23

119

86

24

0 0

25

41

38

26

13

11

27

1

1

28

8

8

29

17

12

30

58

48

31

47

35

32

17

16

33

11

11

34

5

4

35

22

19

36

5

5

37

14

10

38

8

5

39

61

51

40

0 0

41

1

0

42

8

6

43

12

11

44

0 0

45

7

5

46

11

11

47

4

4

48

5

5

49

36

26

50

0 0

51

0 0

52

0 0

53

0 0

54

0 0

55

0 0

56

0 0

57

0 0

58

0 0

59

0 0

60

0 0

total

990

807

 

 

Fall General Election     

  • November 4
    Offices on the ballot include:  Governor / Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Representative to Congress Dist. #3, State Senator Dist. #23 and #31, State Representative to Assembly Dist. #68, #91, and #93, County Sheriff and Clerk of Circuit Court.

    To determine which Senate and Assembly District you live in, go to myvote.wi.gov and search on your address. 

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 from now until July 23. 
    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, we must receive your request no later than the Thursday before the election.  
  • Absentee Ballot request form  (English)  

Notice of Absentee Voting at Nursing Facilities:

Special Voting Deputies for the City of Eau Claire will conduct Absentee Voting for the August 12, 2014 Fall Partisan Primary for the residents of the following facilities at the times specified below: 

Mt. Washington Residence, 1930 Cleveland St:  Voting will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

The Clairemont Nursing Home, 2120 Heights Drive:  Voting will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Syverson Lutheran Home, 816 Porter Ave:   Voting will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Dove Health Care Center, 1405 Truax Blvd:  Voting will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. 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 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.

Only observers from each of the two recognized political parties whose candidates for governor or president received the greatest number of votes in the municipality at the most recent general election may accompany the deputies to each facility where absentee voting will take place. Each party wishing to have an observer present shall submit the name of the observer to the clerk or board of election commissioners no later than the close of business on the last business day prior to the visit.

Family members of residents may be present at the time of voting.

If you have any questions concerning this process, please contact:

Cindy Anderson
Eau Claire Elections Specialist
203 S. Farwell Street
715 - 839- 4913

Notice is given per State Statute 6.875(6)(a)

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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