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Voter Registration

Voter Registration Information
Registration Guidelines and Residency Requirements:
  • Registration is open until 5:00 pm 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 Requirement Specifics
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.
• 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

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 from Wisconsin Elections Commission Website - 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. 

Pollworker   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. 

Poll Worker Application (PDF Version)

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 - 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 Declination of Compensation Form

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

NominationPapers Candidates and Nomination Papers (How to Get on the Ballot)
Throughout Wisconsin, nomination papers and other required forms are the primary way for candidates to get their name on the ballot when seeking elected office. Following correct procedure when obtaining and submitting nomination paper signatures is crucial to ensure ballot placement for a candidate. 

Nomination Papers
Each of the following forms must be completed and filed on time by a candidate for municipal office in order for the candidate’s name to be placed on the ballot at the February 21, 2023 Spring Primary and the April 4, 2023 Spring Election.
 - Campaign Registration Statement 
 - Declaration of Candidacy 
 - Nomination papers (circulate and obtain signatures)

For more information, please visit the WI Elections Commission's website.

All candidates must complete the following documentation from the WI Elections Commission website:
 - Campaign Registration Statement
 - Declaration of Candidacy
 - Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office

To aid you in the process, complete the forms in order according to the Ballot Access - Checklist and check them off as you complete them. 

Completed nomination paperwork must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk, 100 Main Street, Suite 200 (2nd Floor), Menasha, WI 54952.

City Clerk
Menasha City Center
100 Main Street, Suite 200
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952

Phone: 920-967-3608
Fax: 920-967-5273

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Clerk
Valerie Neuman
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Administrative Assistant 
Kaija Snyder
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