2016 Election Dates:

Spring Primary (if needed)
- February 16, 2016
Spring Election & Presidential Preference Vote - April 5, 2016
Partisan Primary - August 9, 2016
General Election - November 8, 2016 


Official Notice of Municipal Election - April 5, 2016 


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Municipal Election will be held in the City of Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, on the first Tuesday of April 2016, being the fifth day of said month. 

The following offices are to be elected: 

An ALDERMAN for each of the First, Second and Fifth Districts in the City of Franklin for a term of three years to succeed the following incumbents: 

                 1st District:                 Mark Dandrea
                 2nd District:                Daniel M. Mayer
                 5th District:                 Doug Schmidt 

            The incumbents' terms of office will expire the third Tuesday of April 2016. 

A MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE for the City of Franklin for a term of four years to succeed the following incumbent:

      Frederick F. Klimetz

  The incumbent's term of office will expire the last day of April, 2016.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the first day to circulate nomination papers for the above offices is December 1, 2015, and the final date for filing nomination papers in the Office of the City Clerk is 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2016, except that this final date may be extended 72 hours if the incumbent does not file a Notice of Noncandidacy and does not file nomination papers for that office. 

The description of the boundaries of the Aldermanic Districts for the offices to be filled may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk. 

The date of the Spring Primary, if needed, will be February 16, 2016. 

Given under my hand and official seal of the City of Franklin this 11th day of November, 2015. 

            (SEAL)     SANDRA L. WESOLOWSKI, City Clerk 


Wisconsin Now Requires a Photo ID to Vote

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an order declining to hear an appeal of Wisconsin's voter photo ID law.  On advise of the Wisconsin Attorney General, the photo ID law will be enforced for Elections after April 2015.  For complete details on Voting in Wisconsin and the Voter Photo ID Law, please refer to the following resources:

Voter Information Center - Government Accountability Board

Complete Guide to Voting and the Photo ID Law in Wisconsin    


Franklin Government District Viewer:  Click here to view instructions and disclaimer and access the interactive mapping application for distinguishing which Aldermanic, Ward, County Supervisor, and State Assembly/Senate District you reside in. 


Voter Registration:


Voter Registration Guide
Voter Registration Application & Instructions

here to check current Voter Registration information.
Complete Guide to Voting and the Photo ID Law in Wisconsin

To avoid long lines or possible lack of required registration documentation by those who have not previously registered and are registering at the polling locations on Election Day, eligible voters are encouraged to register to vote prior to an Election.  Voters already registered in the City of Franklin are also encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s office if your name has changed or you have moved within Franklin since you last voted in Franklin. Check your current registration information by contacting the Franklin City Clerk’s office or access the information directly here. Residents that are not registered to vote in the City of Franklin can download and fill out the Voter Registration Application and instructions, which includes a section for changing information such as your name or address, or contact the City Clerk's office at 425-7500.  No voter registration can occur on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an Election; however, qualified voters can still register on Election Day at their correct polling location.  The requirement for residing in a municipality prior to an Election is now 28 consecutive days.  Please refer to the Voter Registration Guide for complete details. 

Absentee Ballots:

Absentee Voting Guide
Application for Absentee Ballot

Following submittal to the Clerk's office of a completed Application for an Absentee Ballot, registered voters can receive a ballot in the mail or can vote in person at the City Clerk's office.  NOTE:  A valid photo ID must be provided when voting by absentee ballot unless you are a type of voter that is either exempt by statute or may have an alternative process to verify your identity.  Please refer to the Absentee Voting Guide for complete details.  (Absentee voting in the City Clerk's office is now restricted to the 2 weeks before an Election and ends at the close of business the Friday before an Election.)     



Polling Hours:  7 a.m .to 8 p.m.

Polling Locations:                       Aldermanic Districts Map 

District 1 Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road  Map
District 2 Franklin Law Enforcement Center, 9455 W. Loomis Road  Map
District 3 The Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th Street  Map
District 4 Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road  Map
District 5 Milwaukee County Sports Complex, 6000 W. Ryan Road  Map
District 6 St. Martin of Tours Church, 7963 S. 116th Street  Map


City Clerk's Office
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-425-7500
Fax:  414-425-6428
Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sandra L. Wesolowski, City Clerk