Wisconsin now requires a photo ID to vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a Wisconsin DOT issued driver license (including paper receipt for driver license if issued in the last 45 days), Wisconsin DOT issued identification card, Military ID card issued by a US uniformed service, US passport or ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin. There are some limited exceptions to the photo ID requirement. Please see the Bring it to the Ballot web site for detailed information regarding photo ID requirements in Wisconsin. You may also contact the City Clerk's office with questions at (920) 262-4000.
Know your Voting District?
If you are unsure of your voting district, consult the map below:
Aldermanic District Map
Aldermanic District 2 (Wards 5 & 6): Madison Area Technical College, 1300 W. Main Street
Aldermanic District 3 (Wards 13 & 14): City Hall, 106 Jones Street
Aldermanic District 4 (Wards 11 & 12): City Hall, 106 Jones Street
Aldermanic District 5 (Wards 7 & 8): Senior Center, 514 S. First Street
Aldermanic District 6 (Wards 3 & 4) : Madison Area Technical College, 1300 W. Main Street
Aldermanic District 7 (Wards 9 & 10): City Hall, 106 Jones Street
Aldermanic District 8 (Wards 17 & 18): Senior Center, 514 S. First Street
Aldermanic District 9 (Wards 15 & 16): City Hall, 106 Jones Street
Check Voting Information Online
You can check online to see if you are registered to vote at your current address. The State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has voter information available on the website My Vote Wisconsin. Check your registration, polling place and voting history and what is on the ballot for the upcoming election.
If you are registered and have not moved or changed your name since the last election, your name will appear on the poll list for each election as long as you continue to vote.
If you never registered or have changed your name or address since you last voted, you will need to register to vote. You may register in the Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 106 Jones Street until 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding an election or on Election Day at your polling site. Registering prior to an election is recommended to avoid long waits at the polls.
Appropriate proof of residence is required to register to vote. Proof of residence must show your current name and address and must be one of the items set by State of Wisconsin statutes. Some acceptable items are: State of WI driver’s license or ID card, current utility bill, current bank statement, government check or document, payroll check or property tax bill. If you possess a State of WI driver’s license or identification card, the number must be provided on the registration form.
Several options are available for voters to cast an absentee ballot. To have a ballot mailed to you (if you are registered to vote at your current address), complete an application for absentee ballot or submit a written request including the information requested on the form. Forms or written requests for an absentee ballot can be e-mailed to the City Clerk, dropped off at City Hall or mailed to City Clerk, PO Box 477, Watertown WI 53094. A copy of your photo ID must be included with the application. The last day to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to you is 5 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the election.
In person absentee voting is available in the office of the City Clerk prior to an election. Photo ID is required for in person absentee voting.
Special voting deputies will administer voting at residential care facilities in advance of elections. Please contact the City Clerk's office at (920) 262-4000 for more information or view the schedule.
Spring General Election - April 4, 2017
Spring Primary - February 21, 2017
Fall General Election - November 8, 2016
Fall Partisan Primary - August 9, 2016
Spring General Election & Presidential Primary - April 5, 2016
Spring Primary - February 16, 2016
Questions? Contact the City Clerk's office at (920) 262-4000.