Elections & Voting

At this time, the leaders at the State level have made no plans to postpone the April 7 Spring Election. 

absentee voting

The deadline to request your absentee/vote-by-mail ballot is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Request your ballot at https://www.myvote.wi.gov 

According to Wisconsin Elections Commission, a witness signature on the absentee ballot certificate envelope is not required if the absentee voter provides a written affirmation or other statement that they were unable to safely obtain a witness certification despite reasonable attempts to do so, provided the ballot is otherwise valid.

The deadline for the receipt of absentee ballots has also been extended to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.

We encourage you to vote by mail for this election. 


In-person absentee voting, or “early voting,” will begin on Monday, March 23 through April 3 at City Hall. We are only offering drive-through voting during this time.   

  • Drive-through voting will be available March 23 – April 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
  • Please enter the drive-through at 75th street and Greenfield avenue. 
  •  As a part of the process for drive-through voting, those looking to Register to Vote and Vote Absentee will be asked to remain in their vehicles at all times.   
  • Strict adherence to health and sanitation standards will also be monitored by the City Clerk.   
  • Voters are encouraged to bring their own black ballpoint pen as a precaution as well. 
  • All pens and clipboards will be sanitized routinely, and employees may be wearing gloves that will be frequently changed, and hands will be sanitized.   

You may also visit www.myvote.wi.gov to preview your ballot in advance.  


If you plan to vote in person, some polling places have been adjusted for the April 7 Spring Election:

  1. Longfellow Elementary (currently holds Wards 3, 5): Wards 3, 4, 5, 20
  1. Senior Center (currently holds Wards 9, 10): Wards 2, 9, 10
  1. City Hall (currently holds Ward 6): Wards 1, 6, 7, 8
  1. Central High School (currently holds Ward 17): Wards 11, 14, 15, 17
  1. Frank Lloyd Wright (currently holds Wards 16, 18): Wards 16, 18, 19, 23
  1. Lane intermediate (currently holds Ward 13): Wards 12, 13
  1. Nathan Hale High School (currently holds Wards 22, 24, 25): Wards 21, 22, 24, 25

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

To determine which ward you vote in and/or to preview your ballot, go to www.myvote.wi.gov . Again, we strongly encourage you to vote absentee by mail for this election

Be a poll worker

In any given election, 140+ people are needed to operate our polling locations on an election day. Many of these workers are in high-risk groups for complications from the coronavirus, and are being advised to stay home at this time. We welcome additional poll workers to help ensure a safe and successful election. The City is taking steps to follow CDC-issued guidelines to increase sanitation and take precautions to ensure poll workers are protected during this time. If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, please apply here. You may also contact City Clerk Steve Braatz or 414-302-8220 for additional information. Election Inspectors/Poll Workers are paid $107.84 ($110 West Allis residents) for election day, and additional pay for training.