2016 Election Dates:
General Election - November 8, 2016
-Notice of Election
-Map Showing Aldermanic Districts & Ward Numbers
-Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting in Wisconsin
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
Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting in Wisconsin
Voter Registration Guide
Voter Registration Application & Instructions
Click 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 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.)
THE CITY CLERK'S OFFICE REGULAR HOURS OF OPERATION REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR ABSENTEE (EARLY) VOTING - 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.