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.  


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

  • February 16, 2021 Primary Election. All wards will vote at the Bretting Center (400 4th St W)
  • April 6, 2021 Spring Election.  All wards will vote at the Bretting Center (400 4th St W)

View your sample ballot here: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PreviewMyBallot

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 uses Badger Books to check-in and register voters.  To find out more, go to: Introduction of Badger Books (PDF)

April 6, 2021 Spring ELECTION

All wards will vote at the Bretting Community Center (400 4th St W)

The following information will be completed after polls close on Election Day:

  • Provisional ballots issued: 0
  • Absentee ballots issued: 689
  • Absentee ballots returned as of 8:00 pm on April 6: 500

Absentee Voting to be Attempted

 Ashland Health Services

10:00 AM – March 15, 2021, 10:00 AM – March 16, 2021

 Birch Haven

10:10 AM – March 15, 2021, 10:10 AM – March 16, 2021

 Court Manor Health Services

10:20 AM – March 15, 2021, 10:20 AM – March 16, 2021

 Special Voting Deputies appointed by the City of Ashland will attempt to administer absentee voting for the residents of this facility at the above times for the April 6, 2021 Spring Election.  As all care facilities in the City of Ashland currently prohibit visitors due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, SVD voting will be attempted via two (2) tele-visits.   It is likely that SVD voting will be attempted but will not occur at the above facilities. After the second tele-visit attempt to conduct SVD voting, absentee ballots will be mailed to residents who are registered and have requested an absentee ballot. 

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. 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 

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.