Special Public Notice:

November Election and Absentee Ballot FAQ
The Village is experiencing a high volume of questions related the upcoming election, absentee ballots, and response deadlines. Please see a list of frequently asked questions and answers below. If you have a question that is not listed below, please don't hesitate to give us a call at: 414-962-6690.
Frequently Asked Questions?

When will my absentee ballot be mailed? 
  • Village staff is working on mailing out over 6,000 absentee ballots as quickly as we can. Sending out absentee ballots is our number one priority and will remain as such until all requests have been fulfilled. Requests are being sent in the order they were received.
  • If you had a request on file as of September 18, 2020 and have not received your ballot by Monday, September 28, please call Village Hall at 414-962-6690. 

How do I register to vote for the November 3, 2020 election?
  • You may register online at www.myvote.wi.gov (proof of residency required) or by completing the Voter Registration Form and submitting it along with a valid proof of residency.  
  • Note: You must have resided at the address you provide on your Registration Form for at least 28 consecutive days prior to an election in order to vote in Whitefish Bay.  

How do I request an absentee ballot? 
  • You may request an absentee ballot by mail via myvote.wi.gov or in writing to elections@wfbvillage.org. Please include your name, address, birthdate, and photo ID. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Thursday, October 29, 2020.

How do I return my absentee ballot?
  • Absentee ballots may be returned via USPS or in the 24-hour drop box located in the between the front doors at Village Hall. A photo of the drop box is above.  

When is in-person absentee voting?
  • In-person absentee voting will take place at Village Hall, 5300 N. Marlborough Drive, starting Tuesday, October 20, 2020 through Friday, October 30, 2020, except weekends. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on Friday, October 30, 2020 the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

When are polls open on Election Day?

How does the recent 9/21/20 federal court ruling affect absentee ballot deadlines?
  • A recent federal court decision (Click here for opinion) changed deadlines with regard to absentee ballot responses and online voter registration. This order has not yet gone into effect (1-week stay) and an appeal is likely. The Village will continue to provide updates as we receive more information.
Other Election Information:

Click here to view a sample ballot: The ballot is the same for all wards.

Offices to be elected for the November 3rd election include: President and Vice President of the United States, Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly, District Attorney, Milwaukee County Clerk, Treasurer, and Register of Deeds.

Wisconsin Requires a Photo ID to Vote: All Wisconsin voters must show an acceptable photo ID before voting. This includes voters at polling places and most absentee voters. The address on your photo ID does not have to be your current address and the name on your ID does not need to be an exact match to your name in the poll book (such as an abbreviated name). Visit the State of Wisconsin website for more information.

Election Day Safety: The Village is doing everything we can to keep poll workers, Village Staff, and the general public safe. Safety precautions on Election Day will include:
  • Professional sanitation service at all polling places throughout Election Day.
  • Voting booths placed a minimum of six feet apart.
  • Plexiglas shields to separate poll workers and voters.
  • Gloves for poll workers.
  • Masks for poll workers.
  • Wipes.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Pen for every voter.
  • Tape on floor for social distancing.
Village of Whitefish Bay | Phone: 414-962-6690 | Fax: 414-962-5651