Beyond the Ballot with Sandi Wesolowski
(Resource Blog by Overseas Voting Initiative / The Council of State Governments)
2022 Election Schedule
Spring Primary: February 15, 2022
Spring Election: April 5, 2022
Partisan Primary: August 9, 2022
General Election: November 8, 2022
Municipal Elected Offices:
At the April 5, 2022 Spring Election, the following municipal offices will be on the ballot:
3-year term for 1st District Alderman
3-year term for 2nd District Alderman
3-year term for 5th District Alderman
Annual salaries for Office of Alderman is $7,200 plus $1,800 for mileage/expenses. The first day for circulation of nomination papers is December 1, 2021, and they must be filed (along with other required documents) in the office of the City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2022. If interested in obtaining the documents required for these offices or would like additional information on the Election process, please call the City Clerk's office at 414-425-7500.
Redistricting for the City of Franklin
Wisconsin State Statute §5.15 requires every municipality over 1,000 in population, within 60 days after receipt of a tentative supervisory district plan from the county in which the municipality lies, to be divided into wards according to the final published results of the most recent decennial Federal Census. At the Common Council meeting of November 2, 2021, Ordinance No. 2021-2485 - An Ordinance to Amend §30-1 of the Municipal Code to Establish Aldermanic District and Ward Boundaries, was introduced and approved. Pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 62.08(1 ), within 60 days after ward boundaries have been readjusted, the Common Council shall redistrict the boundaries of its aldermanic districts, by an ordinance introduced at a regular meeting of the Council, published as a Class 2 notice, and thereafter adopted by a majority of all the members of the Council. Following the introduction on November 2, 2021, and publication on November 10 and 17, this Ordinance will be placed on the December 7, 2021, Common Council meeting agenda for recommended adoption.
Official Notice - Redistricting Ward and Aldermanic Boundaries
Proposed City of Franklin Redistricting Map
Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote
Voter Information Center - Wisconsin Elections Commission
Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting in Wisconsin
Check Current Voter Registration
Voter Registration Information
Voter Registration Application & Instructions
Voter Registration Guide
Proof of Residence Guide
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 at MyVoteWisconsin. Residents that are not registered to vote in the City of Franklin can register online at MyVoteWisconsin or fill out the Voter Registration Application and instructions, which includes a section for changing information such as your name or address, and return it to the City Clerk's office. Qualified voters can register on Election Day at their correct polling location. Valid proof of residency is required, and the requirement for residing in a municipality prior to an Election is 28 consecutive days. Please refer to the Voter Registration Guide for complete details.
Application for Absentee Ballot or request an Absentee Ballot through MyVote Wisconsin
Following submittal to the Clerk's Office of a completed Application for an Absentee Ballot or request an Absentee Ballot through My Vote Wisconsin, registered voters can receive a ballot in the mail or can vote in person at the City Clerk's Office. NOTE: Regular voters must provide a valid photo ID along with their request if one is not on file with your voter registration.
Absentee ballots will be sent by mail to those registered voters with a completed application on file. you will receive your ballot in the mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return, along with instructions. Vote your ballot, sign and date your certificate envelope, have a witness sign your certificate envelope including their complete address, and return it to the City Clerk's Office by mail, deliver directly to the City Clerk's Office, or place in the secure drop box outside of the main entrance to Franklin City Hall, 9229 W. Loomis Road. Currently, State law requires that absentee ballots must be returned to the City Clerk's Office prior to 8 p.m. on Election Day. The US Postal Service recommends allowing at least one week for your completed absentee ballot to be delivered to the City Clerk's Office. Once there is only a week remaining before an Election to return your ballot, voters are strongly encouraged to deliver it to the City Clerk's Office or place it in the secure drop box at Franklin City Hall.
Absentee voting in the City Clerk's office is 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 IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING - 8:30 A.M. TO 5 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY.