Election Information


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 poll books will look from now on ~



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). If you're not sure how to request a ballot through the myvote website, please watch the video for instructions HERE.

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

Registering to vote can be done through the myvote.wi.gov website. You must provide acceptable proof of residence when registering, refer HERE for acceptable proof of residence items. You may also print and return the Wisconsin Voter Registration Application to the Clerk with a copy of your proof of residence for the previous 28 consecutive days.

Other Election-Related Information:

Information on acceptable photo ID requirements can be found HERE or on the Bring It To The Ballot website.

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.