Exciting News For Our 2024 Elections - Badger Books Are Coming!
We are excited to introduce the Badger Book system to Three Lakes, starting with our 2024 elections. The use of Badger Books will streamline the voter check in and registration process on election day as there is no need to divide voters into separate lines based on last names like with the paper poll books. The Badger Book is an electronic poll book that does not connect to the internet, but only to the other machines in the polling place. Feel free to call the Clerk's Office with any questions you may have after watching the video below.
Click Here for video showing how elections will run from now on ~
NOT SURE HOW TO REQUEST A BALLOT THROUGH THE MYVOTE WEBSITE? PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR INSTRUCTIONS HERE.
Whether voting absentee or on election day, you will need to provide a photo ID
Requesting to vote absentee in any election can be done through the myvote.wi.gov website. Please remember to complete all necessary information and upload a copy of your photo ID (NOT A SELFIE! EASIEST EXAMPLE IS TO USE YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE).
Appointments will be scheduled for voting Absentee-In Office two weeks prior to elections. You must call the Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment.
When returning your absentee ballots, ALL highlighted areas must be completed on the envelope or your ballot won't count. This includes your witness' address, even if your witness is your spouse. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Clerk's office no later than 8:00 p.m. on election day to be counted. If you prefer to not send your ballot back through the mail in the postage-paid envelope, you may hand deliver your ballot (YOUR BALLOT ONLY; NOT YOUR SPOUSE'S) to the Clerk's Office during regular business hours prior to Election Day. More information on absentee voting can be found on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website HERE; and guidance on absentee ballot return options can be found HERE.
Need to register or check if you're registered? Click HERE
Wisconsin Application for Absentee Voting(This must be returned to the Clerk with a copy of your photo ID if you did not request your ballot through the myvote website) Please be aware this form must be mailed back to us throughout most of the year; not dropped off at the office.
Wisconsin Voter Registration Application (This must be returned to the Clerk with a copy of your proof of residence for the previous 28 consecutive days if you did not register through the myvote website) Refer HERE for acceptable proof of residence items.
More information on proof of residence vs. photo ID can be found HERE
Want to know what ward and district you live in? Click HERE to view the Three Lakes ward map.
What are the different elections?
Spring Primary: nonpartisan primary held on the third Tuesday of February to nominate candidates to be voted for at the spring election.
Spring Election: election held on the first Tuesday in April for Court of Appeals Judge, Circuit Court Judge, County Nonpartisan Offices, Municipal Offices, School District Offices, and referenda; and in Presidential years to express preference for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party.
Partisan Primary: primary held the second Tuesday of August to nominate candidates to be voted for at the general election and referenda. Read HERE on how to cast your ballot at a Partisan Primary Election.
General Election: election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect the President and Vice President of the United States (in Presidential years), United States Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly, District Attorney, County Partisan Offices, and referenda.
February 20, 2024 - Spring Primary (not necessary this year)
April 2, 2024 - Presidential Preference Primary and Spring Election
August 13, 2024 - Partisan Primary
November 5, 2024 - General Election
February 15, 2022 - Spring Primary (NOT necessary)
April 5, 2022 - Spring Election
August 9, 2022 - Partisan Primary
November 8, 2022 - General Election