Elections in the City of Shawano

2018 Elections

2018 will be a busy year for Elections, make sure you get in ahead of time if you need to register to vote! 

*Reminder that if you have moved or changed your name since you last voted you will need to re-register to vote.  When you come to City Hall to register or re-register please have your driver's license/ID and a utility bill or other government issued document with you that has your current name and address on it. 

2018 Election Schedule

Spring Primary - February 20, 2018
Spring Election - April 3, 2018 (Click here for additional information on this election.)
Partisan Primary - August 14, 2018
General Election - November 6, 2018

​November 6, 2018 Provisional Ballot Count:  0

The following paperwork is required when running for local office.  Please be sure that you are familiar with all election rules and regulations as well as the filing deadlines.

Declaration of Candidacy Form
Campaign Registration Statement 
Nomination Papers
Ballot Check List

If you would like to run for local office, please contact Deputy Clerk Lesley Nemetz at 715-526-6138 for more information.

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

Poll hours are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Poll Workers

The City of Shawano can always use new volunteers to be Poll Workers at upcoming elections! Training is required and provided. Poll workers are paid for training time and time worked at the polls. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the City of Shawano Clerk-Treasurer Karla Duchac (email) or Deputy Clerk Lesley Nemetz (email) or by phone at 715-526-6138.

Voting Information

 Typically the City of Shawano will hold in-office absentee voting the two weeks preceding an Election.  A notice will be posted at City Hall, on our website and in the Shawano Leader once actual dates have been determined.
The Friday before the election, Shawano City Hall will be open for absentee voting from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for voter registration only.

To be considered a qualified elector, you must be a U.S. Citizen that is 18 years of age or older on Election Day, and must have resided in the ward or municipality where you wish to vote for at least 10 days before the election.

Please click the link for either the Voter Registration form or the Absentee Ballot Request form.


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.