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Welcome to the City of Greenfield City Clerk’s page.  The City Clerk is responsible for performing statutory duties as required by the State of Wisconsin and the Greenfield Municipal Code, which includes administering elections, issuing licenses required by local and state law, and serving as custodian for and maintaining records, ordinances and resolutions of the City.

The Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary is on April 7, 2020.

You may request an absentee ballot and/or register to vote online by visiting MyVote if you wish to avoid voting or registering in public at the polls on Election Day.

March 30th is the deadline to register to vote online. Thereafter, registration must be done in person at the City Clerk’s office by 5PM on April 3rd or at the polls on Election Day.

April 2nd is the deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you.

Early Absentee Voting starts March 23, 2020-April 3, 2020, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at Greenfield City Hall.

Call the City Clerk’s office at 414-329-5219 with questions.

Voters Encouraged to Vote Absentee for April 7 Election 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
March 16, 2020                                     City of Greenfield Clerk’s office
                                                                  (414) 329-5219 or ClerkDept@Greenfieldwi.us

[CITY OF GREENFIELD, WI] – Because of the COVID-19, voters in the City of Greenfield  are strongly urged to act now to vote absentee for the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary.

“Polls will be open in the City of Greenfield for those who need them on Election Day, but most voters should vote absentee for this election,” said Jennifer Goergen.  “For that to happen, you should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible.”

Acting on Wednesday, March 30, is especially important for anyone who needs to register to vote by mail, Clerk Goergen said. If your name or address has changed since the last election, you need to register with your current information. You can check your registration status at https://myvote.wi.gov, click on “My Voter Info.”

If you know you are registered but cannot find yourself on the website, you should contact the Greenfield City Clerk’s office or Wisconsin Elections Commission. There is possibly a typo in the spelling of your name or your date of birth.  Voters who cannot find themselves on MyVote should call their municipal clerk’s office at (414) 329-5219 or call the Wisconsin Elections Commission at 866-VOTE-WIS (866-868-3947) or 608-261-8005.

How to Register to Vote by the Deadline

Wednesday, March 18 was the deadline for electors to register to vote by mail, online registration has been extended to March 30th for the Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election. Electors can still register in person in the municipal clerk’s office or at the polling place on Election Day if not able to register online. 

According to state law, mailed voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the third Wednesday before the election. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day.

Online voter registration is available at https://myvote.wi.gov. There are two ways you can register using the website:

People with a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card whose address is current with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation can complete their online registration immediately. People who need to update their address with DOT can accomplish that online and complete their online registration.

People without a Wisconsin driver license or state ID card can fill out the voter registration form online, then print it, sign it and mail it to their municipal clerk’s office along with a proof-of residence document. The website has detailed instructions. If you do not have a printer where you are, you can save the completed form as a PDF and make arrangements to have a family member or a friend with a printer, or a copy center, to print it for you.

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in English: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable

Voter registration forms that can be printed and filled out by hand are also available here in Spanish: https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-spanish

Blank voter registration forms are also available at the Greenfield City Clerk’s Office, 7325 W. Forest Home Ave., Room 102, Greenfield WI 53220 during these hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The deadline to register by mail was Wednesday, March 18, but online registration will continue until March 30th

Voters who miss the deadline may also register in their municipal clerk’s office until the Friday before the election, April 3 or at the polls on Election Day.

How to Request an Absentee Ballot

There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID. If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID. Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident’s identity instead of providing a photo ID. More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at bringit.wi.gov.

The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, April 2. However, voters should not wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery. If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.

Your absentee ballot must be received in the clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, we urge voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible.


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