2020 Election Schedule
General Election: November 3, 2020
Official Notice for Location and Hours of Polling Places for 11/3/2020 Election
Now is the time to prepare for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Polling locations will be open Election Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and voters must go to the polling location specific to the address of their residence. Photo identification is required for all Elections. For more information on photo IDs, obtaining a free State ID card, and exceptions to the law, visit www.bringit.wi.gov.
Sample Ballots for 11/3/2020 Election:
Aldermanic District 1, Wards 1, 2, 3
Aldermanic District 2, Wards 4, 5, 6, 7
Aldermanic District 3, Wards 8, 9, 10, 11
Aldermanic District 4, Wards 12 and 15B
Aldermanic District 4, Wards 13, 14, 15A
Aldermanic District 5, Wards 16, 17, 18, 19
Aldermanic District 6, Wards 20, 21, 22A, 23
Aldermanic District 6, Ward 22B
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.
Voter Registration Deadlines:
- October 14, 2020 - The deadline to register online at MyVoteWisconsin (by 11:59 p.m.) or by mail (postmarked). After this date, voter registration can occur in the City Clerk's Office.
- October 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to register to vote at the City Clerk's Office.
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 By-Mail Deadlines:
- October 29, 2020 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for regular (not military and not indefinitely confined) and overseas voters.
- October 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. - The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for indefinitely confined voters and military voters (not on active duty).
Absentee ballots by mail will start being sent out September 17, 2020 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. After October 27, 2020, 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 (October 20 through October 30) 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.