August 9, 2022 Election
The Village of West Milwaukee Clerk’s Office coordinates elections for all Village of West Milwaukee elected officials: the Village President, six Village Trustees and the Municipal Judge. The President and Trustees are elected to three-year terms and the Municipal Judge is a four-year term.
Polling Place: West Milwaukee Community Centre’ 1345 S. 47th St. West Milwaukee, WI 53214
Poll hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Spring Primary The nonpartisan primary held the 3rd Tuesday in February to nominate nonpartisan candidates to be voted for at the spring election.
Spring Election The election held on the first Tuesday in April to elect judicial, educational and municipal officers and nonpartisan county officers and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party in a year in which electors for president and vice president are to be elected.
Fall Partisan Primary The primary held the 2nd Tuesday in August to nominate candidates to be voted for at the general election, and to determine which candidates for state offices other than district attorney may participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund.
General Election The election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect United States senators, representatives in congress, presidential electors, state senators, representatives to the assembly, district attorneys, state officers other than the state superintendent and judicial officers, and county officers other than supervisors and county executives.
Election Inspectors (Poll Workers)
Election Inspectors are essential to conduct open, accurate and fair elections. Their priority is to ensure every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote by following Election Day procedures and providing excellent customer service to voters.
The Village of West Milwaukee is in need of bilingual (fluent in English/Spanish speaking) poll workers.
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be 18 years old (except qualified high school student poll workers)
- Be a resident of Milwaukee County
- Never have been convicted of a felony and not otherwise disqualified from voting
- 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.
Election Inspectors receive $135 for working a full Election Day.
In order to receive payment, the appropriate paperwork must be completed.
*New Election Inspectors are pending Village Board approval.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Check-in Registered Voters
- Register Eligible Voters
- Monitor Voting and Ballot Marking Equipment
- Assist and Guide Voters
- Assist Chief Inspector as needed
Experience, Skills, and Abilities
- Skills – Must possess excellent customer service skills. Strong clerical and analytical skills. Detail oriented. Active listener. Must possess good oral communication skills.
- Abilities – Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
Election inspectors are required to attend a 2-3 hour training class every two years.
Ward maps and address listings:
2022 (Regularly Scheduled Elections in Even Numbered Years)
- Third Tuesday in February
(2/15/2022)No Spring Primary in West Milwaukee
- First Tuesday in April
- Second Tuesday in August (8/9/2022)
- First Tuesday following the first Monday in November (11/8/2022)
2023 (Regularly Scheduled Elections in Odd-Numbered Years)
- Third Tuesday in February (2/21/2023)
- First Tuesday in April (4/4/2023)
- No Fall Elections
Application for Absentee Ballot or request an Absentee Ballot through MyVote Wisconsin.
Following submittal to the Clerk’s Office of a completed Application for an Absentee Ballot or submittal of a request for an Absentee Ballot through My Vote Wisconsin, registered voters can receive a ballot in the mail or can vote in person at the Village Clerk’s Office. NOTE: Regular voters must provide a valid photo ID along with their request if one is not on file with your voter registration.
Absentee ballots will be sent by mail to those registered voters with a completed application on file. You will receive your ballot in the mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return, along with instructions. Vote your ballot, sign and date your certificate envelope, have a witness sign your certificate envelope including their complete address, and return it to the Village Clerk’s Office by mail or personally deliver your own absentee ballot directly to the Village Clerk’s Office at West Milwaukee Village Hall, 4755 West Beloit Road.
Use of the Village Hall drop box is NOT permitted by State law. Currently, State law requires that absentee ballots must be returned to the Village Clerk’s Office prior to 8 p.m. on Election Day. The US Postal Service recommends allowing at least one week for your completed absentee ballot to be delivered to the Village Clerk’s Office. Once there is only a week remaining before an Election to return your ballot, voters are strongly encouraged to personally deliver your own ballot to the Village Clerk’s Office.
Absentee voting in the Village Clerk’s office is restricted to the 2 weeks before an Election and ends at the close of business the Friday before an Election.
THE VILLAGE CLERK’S OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION FOR IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING
8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY
WITH HOURS ON THURSDAY, March 31, 2022 AND FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022, 8:30 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on April 5, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
Candidates paperwork to get on the ballot:
For Incumbents not seeking re-election:
Voter Registration Drives – Beware!
Voter registration drives will increase in 2020. These organizations are not affiliated with the Village of West Milwaukee and while most organizations are legitimate, this is also an area of opportunity for scammers. Be aware that voter registration requires personal information such as your date of birth and driver’s license number. Never give personal information to anyone you don’t know and trust. The safest means to register to vote includes the following:
- Online at MyVote Wisconsin: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
- By mail (complete the voter registration form):(updated with the 28 day requirement change) https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable
- Mail with Proof of Residency to: Village Clerk, 4755 West Beloit Road, West Milwaukee, WI 53214
- In-person at your Municipal Clerk’s Office
- In-person at your assigned polling location on Election Day 7am-8pm
Note: All options require acceptable proof of residency.
For additional information on acceptable Proof of Residency: https://elections.wi.gov/sites/elections.wi.gov/files/2019-01/27-28%20Proof%20of%20Residence%202019.pdf
Voter Registration and Election Participation Data
BADGER Voters is a website offered by the Wisconsin Elections Commission designed to allow users to request, receive a quote, purchase, and download Wisconsin voter registration and election participation data from the Statewide Voter Registration System. Users can complete this entire process online and independently 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
Number of outstanding provisional ballots
Wards 1, 2 & 5 0
Wards 3, 4 & 6 0
Election Tally Sheets: