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Clerk Department

Patty A. Sturn: City Clerk 

211 Walnut St., P.O. Box 426, Neenah, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6100 Fax: 920-886-6109 Email: clerk@ci.neenah.wi.us

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Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Election Information

April 7, 2015 (Spring Election)

Click here to see local candidates on the April 7, 2015 Spring Election Ballot.

Sample Ballot

Those residents being serviced by the Town of Neenah Sanitary District No. 2 living in Wards 12, 14 & 21 will receive a yellow ballot.  All other residents receive a white ballot.  Click on the appropriate ballot for your ward below.

Notice of Referendum Election – April 7, 2015 (Click here)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the several towns, villages,
wards, and election districts of the State of Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the
following question will be submitted to a vote of the people pursuant to law:

QUESTION 1: “Election of chief justice. Shall section 4 (2) of article VII of the constitution
be amended to direct that a chief justice of the supreme court shall be elected for a two-year
term by a majority of the justices then serving on the court?”

EXPLANATION
The Wisconsin constitution currently provides that the chief justice of the Wisconsin
Supreme Court is its longest-serving member. The proposed constitutional amendment would
instead select the chief justice through an election by a majority of the justices then serving
on the Court.

A “yes” vote on this question would mean that the chief justice shall be elected for a term of
two years by a majority of the justices then serving on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The
justice who is elected may decline to serve as chief justice or resign the position, but still
continue to serve as a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

A “no” vote would mean that the longest-serving member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
serves as chief justice of the Court. The justice designated as chief justice may decline to
serve as chief justice or resign the position, but still continue to serve as a justice of the
Wisconsin Supreme Court.

*The U.S. Supreme Count on Thursday October 9, 2014 blocked implementation of Wisconsin’s Voter Photo ID Law for the General Election on November 4, 2014 – Photo ID will NOT be required* Click Here for Press Release

The City of Neenah will conduct absentee voting at the following nursing homes/care facilities. Click on each facility to see times and dates:

Voting Locations

For voting locations or to find your alderperson, you may call the Clerk’s office as locations are determined by address, or click here to find your voting location in the Voting Location Chart. Polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Voting locations can also be obtained on the WI Online Voter Registration and Winnebago County Voting District Locator

Click Here for access to the Government Accountability Board.

 

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Registering To Vote

Clerk’s Office

City Hall
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 4:30pm and Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm.

OR

Polls on Election Day

Polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Bring identification with your current City of Neenah address, such as a driver’s license, lease, mortgage or utility bill. Registrant must provide either their driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their social security number.

Requirements to Vote:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be at least 18 years old on or before election day
  • You must have resided in your election district for at least 28 days
  • You must not have lost your right to vote

Registering to Vote:

You can register to vote up until the Friday before the election or on Election Day.  As of 2012, a corroborating witness can no longer be used as proof of residency.  Proof of residency is required when registering less than 20 days before an election, on Election Day, and for first time Wisconsin voters registering by mail.
Click here for Voter Registration Application (GAB-131).

Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has three options to register:

  1. BY MAIL: Download the Application for Voter Registration (GAB131), complete the form  and mail it into your municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 PM on the 20th day before the election.
  2. IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 on the Friday before the election.   Proof of residency is required when registering less than 20 days before an election.  You must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 28 days preceding the election.
  3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 28 days preceding the election and provide either your driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security. For purposes of voter registration, a form of identification constitutes acceptable proof of residence if it includes:
    1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and
    2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

Forms of identification which constitute acceptable proof of residence, when they contain the information specified above, include the following:

  1. A Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.
  2. A Wisconsin identification card.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit or by an employer in the normal course of business, but not including a business card.
  4. A credit card or plate.
  5. A library card.
  6. A check-cashing or courtesy card issued by a merchant in the normal course of business.
  7. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  8. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day.
  9. A university, college or technical institute fee card.
  10. A university, college or technical institute identification card.
  11. An airplane pilot’s license.
  12. A gas, electric or telephone service statement for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.

If you cannot supply acceptable proof of residence, your registration form can be substantiated and signed by one other elector who resides in your municipality, corroborating your residency information. The corroborator must then provide acceptable proof of residence.

Clerks and election inspectors should know the following important statutory requirements:

  • Only one form of proof of residence is required.
  • A voter may provide other forms of proof of residence if it contains a current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
  • An envelope addressed to the voter is not acceptable proof of residence.
  • The form of the proof of residence along with any identification or account number must be recorded on the voter registration card.
  • Election inspectors should only request identification as proof of residence when a voter is registering. A voter who is registered does not need to provide identification.
  • An elector registering on election day may have their residence corroborated by another elector who resides in the municipality who has proof of residence.
  • New federal mandate as of January 1, 2003 requires all registrants to provide either a driver’s license number or last 4 digits of their social security number on their application.

Voting Locations

For voting locations or to find your alderperson, you may call the Clerk’s office as locations are determined by address, or click here to find your voting location in the Voting Location Chart. Polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Voting locations can also be obtained on the WI Online Voter Registration and Winnebago County Voting District Locator

Click Here for access to the Governement Accountability Board

Registering To Vote

Clerk’s Office
City Hall Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am – 4:30pm and Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm.

OR

Polls on Election Day
Polling place hours are from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Bring identification with your current City of Neenah address, such as a driver’s license, lease, mortgage or utility bill. Registrant must provide either their driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their social security number.

Requirements to Vote:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You must be at least 18 years old on or before election day
  • You must have resided in your election district for at least 28 days
  • You must not have lost your right to vote

Registering to Vote:
You can register to vote up until the Friday before the election or on Election Day. As of 2012, a corroborating witness can no longer be used as proof of residency. Proof of residency is required when registering less than 20 days before an election, on Election Day, and for first time Wisconsin voters registering by mail.

Click Here for Voter Registration Application (GAB-131)

Anyone wishing to vote in the State of Wisconsin, where they are required to register, has three options to register:

  1. BY MAIL: Download the Application for Voter Registration (GAB131), complete the form and mail it into your municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 PM on the 20th day before the election.
  2. IN PERSON: Register in the municipal clerk’s office up to 5:00 on the Friday before the election. Proof of residency is required when registering less than 20 days before an election. You must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 28 days preceding the election.
  3. AT THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 28 days preceding the election and provide either your driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security. For purposes of voter registration, a form of identification constitutes acceptable proof of residence if it includes:
    1. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name
    2. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.

Forms of identification which constitute acceptable proof of residence, when they contain the information specified above, include the following:

  1. A Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license.
  2. A Wisconsin identification card.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit or by an employer in the normal course of business, but not including a business card.
  4. A credit card or plate.
  5. A library card.
  6. A check-cashing or courtesy card issued by a merchant in the normal course of business.
  7. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  8. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day.
  9. A university, college or technical institute fee card.
  10. A university, college or technical institute identification card.
  11. An airplane pilot’s license.
  12. A gas, electric or telephone service statement for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.

If you cannot supply acceptable proof of residence, your registration form can be substantiated and signed by one other elector who resides in your municipality, corroborating your residency information. The corroborator must then provide acceptable proof of residence.

Clerks and election inspectors should know the following important statutory requirements:

  • Only one form of proof of residence is required.
  • A voter may provide other forms of proof of residence if it contains a current and complete name, including both the given and family name; and current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a municipality.
  • An envelope addressed to the voter is not acceptable proof of residence.
  • The form of the proof of residence along with any identification or account number must be recorded on the voter registration card.
  • Election inspectors should only request identification as proof of residence when a voter is registering. A voter who is registered does not need to provide identification.
  • An elector registering on election day may have their residence corroborated by another elector who resides in the municipality who has proof of residence.
  • New federal mandate as of January 1, 2003 requires all registrants to provide either a driver’s license number or last 4 digits of their social security number on their application.

Non-English Speaking Voters

A citizen cannot be denied the right to vote because the citizen does not speak English. If a voter is challenged and can not answer the challenge questions because the challenged voter does not speak English, the challenged voter should be given a challenged ballot. The inability to answer the challenge questions because of lack of proficiency in English is not the same as refusing to answer the questions.

If a voter is challenged and is unable to answer the challenge questions, the inspectors should note on the challenge form that the questions could not be asked because of the challenged voter’s inability to speak English. The challenged voter is given a ballot that is marked with a serial number corresponding to the voter’s name on the voter list.

How to obtain an absentee ballot

Absentee Voting for the November 4, 2014 General Election will take place in the Council Chambers at Neenah City Hall, 211 Walnut Street, the week of October 20th-24th and October 27th thru 31st. Hours are Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Fridays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Thursday October 30th & Friday October 31st voting will end at 5:00 pm.

Click Here for an absentee ballot application
Click Here for Overseas and Military absentee ballot request

Registered voters who cannot go to their polling place or are unwilling to go on election day may vote by absentee ballot. Voters who have moved within the state during the 28 days before an election can vote by absentee in person at the Clerk’s Office two weeks prior to ech election. Ballots are available for mailing 21 days before an election (30 days before the fall elections).

  • In Person: You may request and mark an absentee ballot in person at the City Clerk’s Office. Beginning in 2012 absentee voting in the City Clerk’s Office is restricted to the two weeks prior to an election. The deadline is the close of business (4 p.m.) on the Friday before the election.
  • By Mail: You may request an absentee ballot by mail. Your written request can go to the City Clerk any time from six months before an election until 5 p.m. the Thursday before the election. Send your full name, the address of your legal voting residence, the fact that you are requesting an absentee ballot and the address to which you want the ballot sent. The City Clerk’s Office must receive your absentee ballot by election day in order for your vote to be counted.
  • By Email/Fax: You may request an absentee ballot by Email or Fax.

City of Neenah Voting Method:

The City of Neenah uses a paper ballot, which is read by an optical scanning machine. To cast your vote you must darken the oval next to your voting choice.