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Important Voting Information

Important Information About COVID-19 Coronavirus

UPDATE: Voting is considered an essential government function. To safeguard this important process and safety and well-being of election workers and residents, the City of Eau Claire Elections Office has set up drive-thru absentee voting in the parking lot of City Hall at 203 S Farwell St. City of Eau Claire residents should enter the parking lot from Dewey Street only. There are a series of tents set up and staff who will guide voters through the process. Proper social distancing and cleaning guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Absentee Voting drive-thru is available Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. through April 3, 2020.


The Wisconsin Elections Commission strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote in the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them.

  • You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot.
  • Wednesday, March 18, is the deadline to register to vote online or by mail.
  • Starting March 19, registration is still available in person at your municipal clerk's office until the Friday before the election and on Election Day at the polling place.
  • Voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7.
    The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!
  • Request your absentee ballot online at

When to Vote

The 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Where to Vote

Your polling place is based upon your address.

Find Your Polling Place

Register to Vote

In order to make voting on April 7th as easy as possible, please be sure you are currently registered to vote. To start the registration process or to confirm your current voter information, click the button below to search for yourself by name.

Register to Vote

Absentee Ballots

Rather than voting in person on April 7th, registered Wisconsin voters may request an absentee ballot. If you would like to request an absentee ballot, we will first need to see if you are registered to vote. If you are not registered or your name or address has changed, you will need to register or update your registration before requesting an absentee ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot online is 5 p.m. on April 2, 2020.

Request an Absentee Ballot

In-person absentee voting

Eau Claire:

Weekdays: March 16 – April 3
Location: Downtown City Hall (enter from the alley behind 203 S. Farwell St, follow the signs)
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (extended hours to 8 p.m. Mon – Thu, March 30 – April 2)
Voting Information


Weekdays: March 16 – April 3
Location: Altoona City Hall
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Voting Information

​Town of Washington:

Weekdays: March 16 – April 3
Location: Town of Washington Town Hall
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.​
Voting Information

Other townships and cities:

Contact your municipal clerk for location and hours. See a listing of Eau Claire County polling places along with Municipal Clerk contact info.

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Sample Ballot Question

This is a sample of how the referendum question may appear on the official ballot.

Referendum Question on Sample Ballot