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Upcoming Elections
ElectionDay 2024 Elections 
  • February 20th, 2024 - Spring Primary (if necessary)
  •  April 2nd, 2024 - Spring Election and Presidential Preference
  • August 13th, 2024 - Partisan Primary
  • November 5th, 2024 - General and Presidential Election
 Election Day Schedule
                                        Polling places open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
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Voter Registration Information
     Voter RegistrationRegistration Guidelines and Residency Requirements:

Registration is open until 5:00 p.m. 20 days before an election.  Wisconsin requires 28 days to establish residency at a new address.  Temporary absence does not affect residency.  Time spent away from your residence still counts toward the 28 day residency requirement as long as you intend to return.  When registering, you must present Proof of Residence, a document showing your current name at your current address.  You cannot register to vote using a post office box. 
    Proof of Residency Form Options
    All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current (Menasha) residential address:
  • A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.
  • Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  • Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
  • A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  • A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list, that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.
  • A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
  • Bank/credit card statement (or online statement with Menasha address listed)
  • Paycheck or paystub.
  • A check or other document issued by a unit of government.
  • A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.
  • Residential lease that is effective on date of registration. (Not valid if registering by mail.)
  • An intake document from a residential care facility such as a nursing home or assisted living facility.This is not a comprehensive list, but categories of the most common types used by voters.
 Ways to Register to Vote
    1. Online

You may register to vote online at My Vote Wisconsin ONLY if you have a valid, unexpired Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin ID, and your address on file with the DMV matches the address at which you are registering to vote. If the DMV does not have your current address on file, update your address on the DMV website before updating your voter registration at My Vote Wisconsin.    

    2. By Mail 
    Registration forms are available on the Wisconsin Elections Commission website in English, Spanish, and Hmong. To register to vote by mail, download, print and complete the application and mail the form to the City Clerk's office (100 Main Street, Suite 200, Menasha, WI 54952) with your Proof of Residency document. The registration form must be postmarked at least 20 days before the election. Registration CANNOT be completed until Proof of Residency documentation is provided. 

     (PDF Versions Available from WEC - Include English, Spanish and Hmong)

    3. In-Person
    Visit the City Clerk's Office located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall (100 Main Street, Suite 200, Menasha) up until the Friday before an election. 
    4. On Election Day
    Register to vote at your polling place on election day. Please be prepared for possible wait times if you chose to register on election day. Registration forms will be made available and a poll worker will assist in completing the application process. 

Where do I vote?  

City of Menasha's Polling Place Locations
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Menasha Senior Center, 116 Main Street
(Districts 1 & 2 - Wards 1 - 4)
  Boys & Girls Club of Menasha, 600 Racine Street
(Districts 3 & 4 - Wards 5 - 8)
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UWO-Fox Cities Campus, 1478 Midway Road
(Districts 5 & 7 - Wards 9 - 12 & 17-19)
WheredoIvote  DIRECTIONS
  Winnegamie Dog Club, 2043 Manitowoc Road
(Districts 6 & 8 - Wards 13 -16)

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Verify which polling place is yours by searching your home address:      
2024 - City of Menasha Ward Map

  Absentee Voting Location (All Districts - 10 Days Prior to Any Given Election)
  CityHallEntrance - CopyCity of Menasha - Menasha City Center, 100 Main Street
     (All Districts for Absentee Voting ONLY)
     Hours:  8 AM to 4 PM  (First Week: Tuesday - Friday; Second Week: Monday through Friday)

WheredoIvote  DIRECTIONS

Please Note:  For Spring Primary and the Partisan Primary Elections, voting will be conducted at the Clerk's Office (which is the Second Floor of City Center), and for the Spring Election and General and Presidential Election, absentee voting will occur on the First Floor of the building as you walk into the building.

What do I bring to the polls with me?


  • Provide copy of valid photo ID:  < - Click to view examples of valid options.
    • Wisconsin driver license*
    • WI DOT-issued photo ID card*
    • U.S. passport*
    • Military ID card*
    • Certificate of naturalization issued within last 2 years
    • Unexpired Wisconsin driver license or state ID receipt
    • ID card issued by a Native American Tribe, regardless of expiration
    • ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college—must contain issuance date, student signature, and expiration date within 2 years of issuance.  If the ID is expired, proof of current enrollment is also required.
    • Unexpired Veterans Affairs ID card
Be prepared to... 
  •  Say your name out loud
  •  Sign your name on the poll list (unless you have a disability that prevents you from physically being able to sign your name)

How Do I Become A Poll Worker?
To inquire about becoming a poll worker or complete an application, please contact the City Clerk or visit the Clerk's Office on the 2nd Floor of City Hall (100 Main Street, Menasha). Poll Workers or Election Inspectors facilitate the right to vote and maintain order at the polls on Election Day. They ensure that our elections are open, fair, impartial, and trusted. One of the most rewarding ways to become involved in the election process is to become a Poll Worker. 

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  What qualifications do you need to be a poll worker? 
  - Be a U.S. citizen
 - Be 18 years old (except high school student poll workers)
 - Be able to read and write fluently in the English language
 - NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election
 - Be a qualified elector of the county where the polling place is located

A Poll Worker may also:
 - Have strong clerical skills
 - Be able to solve problems
 - Be an effective communicator
  I'm in high school, and I'd love to learn more about the electoral process - how can I help out my community?
Yes, we'd love to have you!  Below are the requirements to help on Election Day, per the Wisconsin Elections Commission:

 - Are 16 or 17 years of age
 - Are enrolled in grades 9 to 12 in a public, private or tribal school
 - Have at least a 3.0 grade point average or the equivalent
 - Have the written approval of their parent or guardian AND the principal of the school
 - Reside in the City of Menasha 
 - Students may serve only at polling places that serve their residence

Upon appointment, the City Clerk will notify the principal of the school where the student is enrolled of the date of the election. 
  How much do poll workers get paid?
  The City of Menasha pays its Poll Workers $10.00/hour for training, in-office assistance, and special voting deputy assistance and a day/shift rate of $140.00 for a full-day shift (6:00 a.m. to 8:00p.m.) and $70.00 for a half-day shift (morning shift - 6:00a.m to 1:30p.m. or evening shift - 1:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.). To receive training payment, you are required to work on Election Day. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed for full-day and half-day shift workers.  If you wish to decline compensation to volunteer your time, please complete the

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  What roles are there for poll workers?
  Approximately five weeks before each election, Poll Workers who indicated availability on their new poll worker paperwork will receive a call or email message providing their polling place.

Poll Workers play a vital role at voting sites on Election Day. They work directly with voters and assist them in any of the following capacities:
 - Check-in registered voters in the poll books and provide the voters with a ballot and voter number
 - Issue ballots to voters
 - Register qualified individuals to vote who are new voters or have an address or name change
 - Monitor the voting machine to verify ballots are accepted and give out "I Voted" stickers to voters

I still need help - who can I contact?

All voters must be registered on or before Election Day to vote. If you are unsure if you are registered or need information on your polling location, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (920) 967-3608 - we are happy to help!  Alternatively, you can visit MyVoteWI.gov