Note: All information on this page has been selectively taken from the main Chippewa Valley Votes website. Please see the "contact" section below for a link.
Chippewa Valley Votes is a non-partisan voter assistance effort in west-central Wisconsin working to register, educate, and advocate for voters. Our knowledgeable volunteers are ready to work with anyone who needs help registering to vote or understanding Wisconsin’s voter ID laws.
Our purpose is to empower voters to participate in the democratic process. We provide direct assistance to local voters in the Chippewa Valley.
- Remove barriers to voting and expand access to the ballot box.
- Reduce confusion surrounding voting laws and rules.
- Promote a culture of voting and civic engagement.
To accomplish these goals, our volunteers will conduct voter outreach in venues such as libraries, campuses, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and county fairs. In doing so, our efforts focus on underserved voter groups such as homeless, students, low-income, elderly, ex-felons, and non-English speakers.
Email: [email protected]
Voter Assistance Hotline: 715-502-9816
We travel around the Chippewa Valley to provide voter registration services in venues including farmers markets, college campuses, apartment complexes, homeless shelters, and libraries. If you would like to request our voter registration services, please use this form.
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty during the voting process, we are here to help. If you have a question about the voting process, we are here to help. If you need someone to help you get a voter ID, we are here to help. If you would like to request our voter assistance services, please contact us via email or, for urgent situations, use our voter hotline at 715-502-9816.
If you are interested in volunteering with Chippewa Valley Votes, we can help you get up to speed on what you need to know about voter registration and voter assistance. You can attend an upcoming group training or we can arrange a one-on-one meeting.
Education and Outreach
If your group would like to learn more about voting laws and election rules in Wisconsin, we would be happy to talk with you. We can deliver a presentation to your group, provide you with literature, or simply your answer questions over the phone. To request our services, please use this form.
We believe all voters should have a voice. Where feasible, we will work to encourage laws and rules that expand ballot access, promote participation, and reduce unreasonable obstacles to voting.
Register to Vote Online
Register to vote in Wisconsin online here.
Registrese para votar en Wisconsin aqui.
See the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Tutorial for assistance with Wisconsin online voter registration system, MyVote.
Voting on Election Day
For upcoming elections, check the Wisconsin Election Chart & Calendar.
Voters must be registered to vote. You may register to vote at the polls on Election Day.
Voters who move within 10 days before the election must vote at the poll from their previous address (in person or by requesting an absentee ballot).
Voters must present a voter photo ID. Eligible Voter ID information.
Voters must sign or make their mark on the poll book to obtain a ballot before voting. Voters who are unable to sign the poll book because of a disability are exempt from this requirement.
Voting Absentee By Mail
Request a mailed absentee ballot from your city, town, or village clerk in writing by mail, fax, or e-mail.
- Your name
- The address where you are registered to vote
- The address where the ballot should be sent
- Your signature
- A photocopy of an acceptable photo ID for voting
Absentee ballots are mailed 3 weeks before local (spring) elections and 47 days before national (fall) elections.
Permanent Absentee Ballot
Elderly or disabled voters who have requested to be on the permanent absentee ballot list must vote in each election or they will be dropped from the absentee ballot rolls. Upon receiving the absentee ballot:
- Complete it.
- Sign the certificate envelope in the presence of a witness.
- Have a witness sign the envelope and write their address.
- Seal the envelope.
- Mail the completed ballot so that it is received by the clerks office no later than Election Day.
- If you fail to follow the directions about signature and witness or if the ballot is received after Election Day, the ballot is not valid and cannot be counted.
“Early Voting” – Absentee Voting in Your Clerk’s Office
- You may vote early in person—at the clerk’s office or another site designated by the clerk. Dates and hours for early voting may vary, so check with your local clerk. Office hours vary by municipality. Some municipal offices may not offer additional in-person absentee hours. Please contact your municipal clerk for absentee voting hours.