Elections & Voting
April 7th - Election Changes
The Spring Election - Presidential Primary will be held on April 7, 2020, from 7:00 Am to 8:00 PM. City of Shawano residents that typically vote inside City Hall will see some changes for this specific election. Due to the continued concern regarding to COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning to hold our election in the City Hall parking lot under large tents (as shown in the image below) to keep our workers and residents as safe as possible.
Please note that the parking lot entrance closest to City Hall will be blocked off starting on Sunday. As we are limiting the number of staff that will be present that day, please prepare for the potential to have to wait longer than you are typically used to prior to obtaining your ballot. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding through this process as our primary concern is the health and safety off all those in attendance.
We are aware at this time that there is a chance of rain on Tuesday, and if the weather proved to be too much of a challenge, we would then go to our normal election set up of being indoors, however with very limited number of voters in the building at a time.
Please note that we will not be conducting other City Hall business on the 7th. Tax and court payments can be placed in the drop box located to the left of City Hall's front door.
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming election, please let us know.
Absentee Voting and COVID-19
The City of Shawano is urging voters to utilize absentee voting as their means of casting their ballots for the upcoming Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary scheduled for April 7, 2020. Please see the attached press release memo for more information on how to obtain an absentee ballot or to complete curbside in-person absentee voting. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Press Release: COVID-19 & Absentee Voting
Polling Places open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.
- Spring Primary Election - Tuesday, February 18th
- Spring Election & Presidential Preference - Tuesday, April 7th
- Fall Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11th
- General/Presidential Election - Tuesday, November 3rd
- 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
Primary held on the third Tuesday in February to nominate non-partisan candidates to be voted for at the 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.
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.
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
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.
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.