REQUESTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Before an absentee ballot can be issued there must be a written request for the ballot which includes your town address, the address you would like the ballot sent to, and your signature. Requests for absentee ballots should be submitted to: Town Clerk, Ruth Stern, W8378 760th Ave., River Falls, WI 54022 (FAX: 715-426-3461 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The last day that absentee ballots can be mailed out to the elector is the Thursday preceding the Tuesday election date. Ballots can usually be mailed out starting a month prior to the election upon receipt of the written request. Please request absentee ballots as early as possible.
Per Wisconsin election regulations, in-person absentee balloting is limited to 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Monday-Friday for two weeks prior to the election date, with the exception of the Friday right before the election. On the Friday right before the election in-person absentee balloting must be completed by 5:00 P.M. Please call the Town Clerk for an appointment at 715-425-7373.
For the November 4th, 2014 election in addition to appointment hours as mentioned in the preceding paragraph, there will be poll workers at the River Falls Town Hall on Thursday, October 30th from 5:00-7:00 for those town residents that would like to absentee vote. Please be sure to bring a written request for the absentee ballot.
To vote in Wisconsin you must first register to vote. You can obtain the voter registration form online by going to the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board website http://gab.wi.gov. Click on "forms" and then "GAB-131, Voter Registration Form". Voter registration forms are also available from the River Falls Town Clerk at 715-425-7373 or at the polls on election day. Proof of town residence is required in order to complete a voter registration form. Types of accepted proof of residence are listed on the GAB-131. Completed voter registration forms can be mailed along with proof of residence to: Ruth Stern, Town Clerk, W8378 760th Ave., River Falls, WI 54022.
Polling Hours: 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., River Falls Town Hall, W9015 770th Ave.
To check the status of your absentee ballot or check your voter history
The State of Wisconsin Government Accountability Board has all the forms available for download at their web site. Below are links to some of the most requested forms.