Election Information

Requests for Absentee Ballots

Before an absentee ballot can be issued there must be a written request for the ballot and a photo ID submitted. The written request for the ballot should include your town address and the address you would like your ballot mailed to.

Requests for absentee ballots can be submitted to:  Town Clerk, Ruth Stern, W8378 760th Ave., River Falls, WI 54022 (Fax: 715-426-3461, or e-mail: clerk@riverfallstown.com. 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 and photo ID.  Please request absentee ballots as soon as possible.

In-person absentee ballot hours have been established as Monday- Friday two weeks prior to the election date from 8:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. In person absentee balloting is only available by appointment with the Town Clerk at 715-425-7373. No in-person absentee ballots can be cast on the Monday right before the election day.

Voter Registration

To vote in Wisconsin you must first register to vote. You can obtain the voter registration form online by going to http://elections.wi.gov. Click on “forms” and then EL-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 EL-131. Voter registration forms can be submitted to Ruth Stern/Town Clerk, W8378 760thAve., River Falls, WI 54022.

Photo ID Requirements

Wisconsin’s photo ID law is in effect. For most people this will mean having your driver’s license with you when you come to vote. For those that don’t have a driver’s license with photo ID, there are other options including free, state issued ID cards. More information and a complete listing of eligible photo ID documents can be researched on the web at http://bringit.wi.gov.

Polling Hours:  7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., River Falls Town Hall, W9015 770th Ave.