The City Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the electoral process is fair, accurate and impartial.  Even years could have up to four elections and Odd years could have up to two elections in one year.  

For more information on the laws pertaining to elections please click on the Wisconsin Elections Commission link in the Quick Links area.  



• Bring your Driver’s License (DL # is required on the form) and another form of proof of residency (bank statement, utility bill (TV, Phone, Electric etc.)

Your WDL will suffice as proof of residency if it has your current City of Delafield address on it. 

• Polls open at 7AM and close at 8PM.  If you are in the polling place room where the voting takes place by 8PM you will be allowed to vote. 

If you have further questions on Voter Registration, click here. 
Click here to download the Absentee Ballot Application.  


Absentee ballots are rejected for the following reasons:

  • Voter has not signed absentee certificate envelope.
  • Voter has not had a witness sign and address the absentee certificate envelope.
  • Ballot must be received by the Clerk’s Office before 8:00 PM on Election Day.
  • Voter has not registered to vote at their current address.
  • Voter has not sealed the absentee certificate envelope.
  • Voter dies before Election Day.

The City Clerk’s Office strongly encourages absentee voters to take the following precautions:

  • Either vote absentee in the Clerk’s Office, or carefully read the instruction letter that you receive with your absentee ballot.
  • Mail your absentee ballot back to the Clerk’s Office as early as possible.  The ballot must be received by 8:00 PM on Election Day.
  • Make sure you sign the certificate envelope on the line marked “Signature of Voter.”
  • Have your witness sign the certificate envelope on the line marked “Signature and address of Witness.”
  • Make sure the envelope is sealed.
  • If you have moved, register to vote at your new address.  Crossing out the address on your absentee label and writing in your new address does not update your voter registration.

Our goal is for zero absentee ballots to be rejected at the polls.