Voting on Election Day (steps and explanations)
|January 24, 2023||Last day for electors to begin to acquire residency for the Spring Primary.|
|January 31, 2023||First day absentee ballots go out to electors with valid requests on file.|
|February 1, 2023||Deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online. After this date, electors must register in the clerk's office (until Feb 17) or at their polling locations.|
|February 7 to Febuary 18||In-person absentee voting in the clerk's office|
2/7 to 2/10; 2/13 to 2/15 and 2/17-- 8 am to 5 pm
2/16--8 am to 9 pm
2/18 (Saturday) --8 am to noon
|February 17, 2023|
|February 21, 2023||ELECTION DAY|
|March 7, 2023||Last day for electors to begin to acquire residency for the Spring General Election|
|March 14, 2023||First day absentee ballots go out to electors with valid requests on file.|
|March 15, 2023||Deadline for electors to register to vote by mail or online. After this date, electors must register in the clerk's office (until March 31) or at their polling locations.|
|March 21 to April 1||In-person absentee voting in the clerk's office|
3/21 to 3/24; 3/27 to 3/29 and 3/31-- 8 am to 5 pm
3/30--8 am to 9 pm
4/1 (Saturday) --8 am to noon
|March 31, 2023|
|April 4, 2023||ELECTION DAY|
If you need to curbside vote at City Hall during early in-person absentee, please call 920-448-3010. A clerk will come to your vehicle with a ballot. You can vote in your vehicle and the clerk will bring the ballot back into the location to be processed.
If you need to curbside vote at a polling location, but don't own a mobile phone, please call ahead at 920-448-3010 and we can help you make arrangements for Election Day.
At the polling locations, please call 920-448-3055 and we will contact the Chief Inspector.
Most Requested Forms:
- Voter Registration Application (PDF) - Timing and the manner of submission is key to acceptance of this form.
- Absentee Application (PDF) - (PLEASE NOTE: If you are not registered to vote at your current City of Green Bay address, you will also need to fill out the voter registration form)
Helpful Election Links:
- Wisconsin Elections Commission - The Wisconsin Elections Commission is charged with oversight of Wisconsin’s elections.
- My Vote Wisconsin - Information on voter registration, absentee ballots, polling place locations, and military and overseas voting for registered and non-registered eligible voters in Wisconsin.
- Photo ID Information - The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID will be required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections after April 7, 2015.
- New Free State ID Card Policy for People without Birth Certificates - The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles has a new policy to help people get a free state ID card.
- Wisconsin Election Observer Rules (PDF)
- 2020 Election Day Law Enforcement Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
- When can I vote early?
- Where's my polling place on Election Day?
You can look up your address at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/FindMyPollingPlace to find your polling location.
- Have you received my absentee ballot?
Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/TrackMyBallot and enter your name and birthdate to track your ballot if we have received it.
- I requested an absentee ballot; can I vote on Election Day?
If you have your absentee ballot, you can still vote on Election Day. When you arrive at your polling location, the poll book election inspectors will see that you’ve been issued an absentee ballot. You can vote only if you haven’t returned the ballot. It’s illegal to vote twice, so when you go home, please ensure you’ve destroyed the absentee ballot sent to you in the mail.
- Is it too late to request an absentee ballot?
Visit us at City Hall to vote in-person absentee. The hours are listed on our website. You may request an absentee ballot up to the Thursday before Election Day, but make allowances for mail delivery (4 to 5 days).
- Where can I return my absentee ballot?
You can return your ballot at City Hall during in-person absentee voting or up to 8 PM on Election Day, at City Hall (100 N. Jefferson St., Clerk's office).
- Do I need a witness for my absentee ballot?
Yes, all absentee voters must obtain a witness signature and address on the ballot envelope.
A witness can be any US Citizen who is 18 years or older, including a neighbor, spouse, or family member of the voter. If you come to City Hall during early voting, someone in the clerk’s office can be a witness for you.
- Do I need to register to vote?
If you aren’t sure if you’re registered, enter your name and birthdate on https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/MyVoterInfo
If not found: You’ll need to register to vote at City Hall, or at your polling place on Election Day.
If found: Do you still live at this address? If so, you can vote in-person early at City Hall (100 N. Jefferson St.).
If you don’t live at that address you’ll need to re-register at City Hall the Friday before an election, or at your polling place on Election Day.
- Can I register to vote?
YES! You can come to City Hall during early voting, or register to vote at your polling place on Election Day.
Look up address at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/FindMyPollingPlace if you want to vote in person on Election Day.
- What ID do I need to vote?
Do you have a driver’s license, state ID?
- Military ID
- Student ID (must have date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance; may be expired if you have another document demonstrating enrollment)
- Tribal ID card (may be expired)
- Veterans photo ID card
- Certificate of naturalization (issued after November 6th, 2018)
- Driving or ID receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (issued no later than 45 days prior to the election)
- Temporary identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (issued no later than 60 days prior to the election)
- What do I need to register to vote?
You’ll need a Proof of Residence with your name and current address. That can be any one of the following:
- A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
- Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
- A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
- A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list, that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
- A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
- Bank statement.
- Paycheck or paystub.
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
- A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
- Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
- An intake document from a residential care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.
If your proof of residence is not a valid photo ID, you’ll also need your driver’s license or other ID card.
- Is my polling place accessible to voters with disabilities? Can I vote from my car?
Yes, all polling places are accessible.
We have curbside voting at City Hall during early voting. Call 448-3012 the parking space is on the east side of the building, in the back. Once you’re outside and we’ll bring your ballot out to you.
On Election Day, if you are unable to enter the building, call following the instructions to curbside vote at your polling location. The poll workers will check you into the poll book and announce that you will be receiving your ballot at the curb. Two poll workers will bring you a ballot, marking pen, and secrecy sleeve. Once you have marked your ballot, the two poll workers will feed your ballot into the tabulator inside the polling place, and your vote will be counted.
- Do you still need poll workers?
You can apply at https://greenbaywi.gov/PollWorkers. At this time, we are taking applications for our alternate list. We will contact you should we need additional help.
If you still have questions regarding the election, please fill out our online form and we would be happy to help!