Election Information

The City Clerk administers all elections held in the City of Ashland. The Clerk’s office provides ballots for residents, military overseas, nursing homes, and absentee voting, in accordance with Federal and State laws.  Review your voting information, election deadlines, and absentee requests at MyVote.  


City Council seats for Wards 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be on the ballot at the April 6, 2021 Election. If you are interested in being on the ballot, registration and nomination papers are now available at the City Clerk's office, or by going to the Wisconsin Elections and Ethics Commission links below. Paperwork is due in the Clerk's office by January 5, 2021.

Paperwork and information can be obtained through the following links:

2021 Municipal Candidate Packet (PDF) 

Ballot Access Checklist

Campaign Committee Overview, State of WI Ethics Commission

Please feel free to contact the City of Ashland Clerk's office at 715-682-7071 if you have any questions.

Absentee Voting

In response to current public health events, the City of Ashland is encouraging voters to vote absentee for the 2020 Election Year.  

Request an absentee ballot online at www.myvote.wi.gov and a ballot will be mailed to you. You will be required to send in a copy of your Photo ID. Ballots can be returned by mail or depositing into the mail slot near the main door of City Hall, or into the Utility Payments Drop Box on Main Street in front of City Hall.

Voters may also request an absentee ballot in writing (mail or email) to the City Clerk’s office. The request must include: a copy of your Photo ID, your name, the address you are registered, the address you wish to receive your ballot at, and a current phone number and/or email. Download an Application for an Absentee Ballot (PDF). This can be mailed, emailed or placed in the City’s Mail Slot or Drop Box along with a copy of your photo ID. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with your voting options, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 715-682-7071.

Until further guidance is received, the City will not be conducting absentee voting within nursing homes and assisted living facilities according to WI Department of Public Health recommendations.  Absentee ballots will be sent to each facility for those residents registered to vote.

Guidance for  Healthy Voting in Wisconsin

Municipal Board of Absentee Canvass - Central count

As approved by City Council on September 8, 2020, the City of Ashland will utilize a Central Count for processing absentee ballots on Election Day in November. The ordinance and procedures must be approved by the State of Wisconsin Elections Commission as well. Follow the links below to learn more about Central Count.

Chapter 5 Municipal Board of Absentee Canvass.

Procedures for Canvassing Absentee Ballots 

2020 ELECTION Information

Polls are open 7:00 am to 8:00 p.m.

  • February 18th – 2020 Spring Primary and Special Primary
    • Number of Outstanding Provisional Voters February 18th, 2020: 0 
  • April 7th – 2020 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary
    • Number of Outstanding Provisional Voters April 7th, 2020: 0
  • May 12th– Special Election – Congressional District 7
    • Number of Outstanding Provisional Voters May 12th, 2020: 0
  • August 11th– 2020 Partisan Primary
    • Number of Outstanding Provisional Voters August 11th, 2020: 0
  • November 3rd– 2020 General Election
    • Number of Outstanding Provisional voters November 3, 2020: 7
    • Number of Absentee Ballots Sent: 2439
    • Number of Absentee Ballots Returned as of 8:00 pm November 3, 2020: 2297

A photo ID is required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections. A photo ID does not need to have your current address.  To find out more, please review identification information here.

The City of Ashland is implementing new technology for the 2020 elections.  To find out more, go to: Introduction of Badger Books (PDF)

Polling Locations

View map to see your ward and polling place at Ashland City Ward Map or go to GIS Base Map. Using the Layer List from the menu on the left, highlight Voting Wards. Type in your address where indicated to search for your ward.


BART Bus and Senior Center both provide free rides to the polls on election day; contact BART at 715-682-9664.

Election Officials

Interested in serving your community as an Election Official? Please contact the City Clerk’s office to learn more.

Helpful Links:

MyVote WI

Photo ID Information

Wisconsin Elections Commission

CDC Guidelines for Polling Locations and Voters 

  1. City Clerk's Office

    Physical Address
    601 Main Street W
    Ashland, WI 54806


    Phone: 715-682-7071
    Fax: 715-682-7048

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.