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A basic ideal in America is that people control their own destiny. An important way to take control of your future is to vote. Voting is a simple way to shape your neighborhood, county and country. The following will explain how simple it is to vote in Shawano County.

UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016: Partisan Fall General Election
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017: Non-Partisan Spring Primary Election
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017: Non-Partisan Spring General Election

WHO CAN VOTE?
The requirements to vote are:

You must be a U. S. citizen

You must be at least 18 years old on election day

You must have resided in your election district for at least 10 days prior to the election, and

You must not have lost your right to vote (felony, treason, bribery; adjudicated incompetent)

WHERE DO I VOTE?
You vote at your "polling place", which is in a building in your neighborhood, usually a community center or town hall. You can find your polling place by calling your town clerk, village clerk or city clerk or click here for a list of polling places.

WHEN DO I VOTE?
Election Day is always on a Tuesday.

Spring: Primary: 3rd Tuesday in February
General: 1st Tuesday in April

Fall: Primary: 2nd Tuesday in August of even-numbered years.
General: 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November of
even-numbered years.

Polling place hours are from 7:00 a.m unil 8:00 p.m. If you are unable to get to your polling place or will be out of town on Election Day, you may vote by "absentee ballot". You can receive your absentee ballot by mail, you can go to your village, city or town clerk's home prior to Election Day to vote or click here for more information on voting by absentee ballot.

DO I NEED TO BRING I.D.?
For information regarding what is needed click here.

HOW DO I CAST A VOTE?
1. Check in at the Polling Place.

Voting is easy. Simply walk into your polling place, announce your name and address to the election official and present your identification. They will distribute ballots to you and briefly explain the procedure.

2. Enter the Voting Booth and Vote.

WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE?
If you make a mistake, return your ballot to the election officials. Tell them you made a mistake and ask for a new ballot. They will void your old ballot and give you a new one. They are allowed to give you up to three (3) ballots. If you need assistance, please ask. They have been trained to help all voters.

If you vote on a lever voting machine and turn down a lever by mistake, just return the lever to the unvoted position and turn down another in its stead. If you have a question, ask the election officials for assistance. Do not pull the red operating lever that opens the curtains until you have corrected your vote, as it will register your vote and you will not be allowed to re-vote.

VOTING METHODS IN SHAWANO COUNTY
Municipalities in Shawano County vote by either paper ballots or voting machines. In addition, all municipalities are equipped with a handicapped touch voting machine.

County Clerk Pamela Schmidt
Phone: (715) 526-9150
Fax: (715) 524-5157
Click here to email

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311 N. Main St.
Shawano, WI 54166
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