Elections & Voting

April 6, 2020 Election Information

The Spring Election will be held on April 6, 2021, with polling location hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.  At this time, it is our plan to hold the election inside of City Hall, similarly to how the November 6th Presidential Election was set up. As we get closer to Election Day, we will evaluate any necessary health and safety concerns needed and be sure to set up our facility appropriately. 

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming election, please let us know. 

​What is on the ballot?

The Spring Election is when many of our local Election Officials run for office.  Mayoral, Aldermanic, School Board and Municipal Judge positions are elected during various Spring Elections.

The April 6, 2021 ballot will have the following Municipal races for City of Shawano residents:

Mayor (this is a special election being held to fill the remaining vacated term until 2022)

*Incumbent: Acting Mayor Rhonda Strebel - will not be running for this office. 

Alderperson - District 1

*Incumbent: Jeanne Cronce - has decided not to re-run for this seat.

Alderperson - District 3

*Incumbent: Seth Mailahn - has decided not to re-run for this seat.

Alderperson - District 5

*Incumbent: Sandy Steinke

​If you are interested in running for any of the seats up for Election, please stop at City Hall to pick up a nomination papers packet, or click the link to the left "Candidates: Getting On the Ballot" to find all the necessary forms.  Please note that all forms are required to be turned in to the Clerk's office no later than 5:00 PM on January 5, 2021 in order to have your name placed on the ballot. 

Upcoming Elections

Polling Places open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

  • Spring Primary Election - Tuesday, February 16th
  • Spring Election - Tuesday, April 6th
  • Spring Primary Election - Tuesday, February 15th
  • Spring Election - Tuesday, April 5th
  • Fall Primary Election - Tuesday, August 9th
  • General Election - Tuesday, November 8th

Regularly Scheduled Elections 

Spring Primary
Primary held on the third Tuesday in February to nominate non-partisan candidates to be voted for at the Spring Election.

Spring Election
Election held on the first Tuesday in April to elect judicial, educational, and municipal officers, and non-partisan county officers, and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party in presidential election years.

Fall Primary
Primary held in even-numbered years on the second Tuesday in August, to nominate candidates to be voted for at the General Election, and to determine which candidates for state officers other than district attorney may participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund. 

General Election
Election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect United States senators, representatives to congress, presidential electors, state senators, representatives to the assembly, district attorneys, state officers other than the the state superintendent and judicial officers, and county officers other than supervisors and county executives.

Polling Information

The polling place for residents of the City of Shawano is located at
Shawano City Hall
127 S Sawyer Street
Shawano, WI 54166

A map of the districts can be found here. 

Election Administration

The Clerk's office administers all aspects of the electoral and voting process in the City of Shawano, and is charged with ensuring the electoral process is fair, accurate, impartial, and conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin.

A reminder to all our residents: The City Clerk's Office does not mail voter registration or absentee voting applications unless requested.  You may receive various mailings form group mass mailing applications.  Many times the applications are not current or don't contain all the necessary requirements.  To ensure that you are filling out the appropriate forms please either contact City Hall, or visit www.myvote.wi.com to register online. 

My Vote WI

Another option for registering to vote or requesting an absentee ballot is to visit www.myvote.wi.gov .  This website will allow you to see where you are currently registered or under what name you are currently registered as well as give you the option to update your name and/or address or fill out a New Voter registration form as well.  Please make sure that you are reading ALL of the instructions very carefully as you go through each step so that you are aware of what additional steps you need to make to ensure that our office receives the necessary information to get you up to date by Election Day. 

Also, for MILITARY and PERMANENT OVERSEAS voters you have the option of using MY VOTE to receive your absentee ballot online.  This process does not require as many steps for you as receiving your ballot via mail, email or fax.