Election Dates 2024

(Regularly Scheduled Elections in Even Numbered Years)

February 20, 2024, Spring Primary  (No Primary Needed)


April 2, 2024, Spring Election

Election Day Tally Sheet April 2 2024


Number of outstanding provisional ballots

Wards 1, 2 & 5            0

Wards 3, 4 & 6            0



Certificate of Nomination & Declaration of Candidacy Forms West Milw 2024

Sample Ballot April 2, 2024




Spring Election 2024 Class A Notice Bilingual

2024 Spring Candidates Tracking

Notice of Referendum Election

Type A Notice of Referendum

Type A Notice of Referendum_04_02_2024_Spanish Version


Type D 4.2.2024 Polling Place Location Bilingual

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TESTING – DS200 4.2.24 Bilingual

MBOC Notice 4.2.24 Bilingual




August 13, 2024, Partisan Primary

                       Second Tuesday in August

August 13: Partisan Primary

This primary is held to select candidates for the November ballot, which includes partisan offices like senators and representatives in Congress and the state Capitol.

Some state partisan offices were elected in 2022 — such as Wisconsin’s governor and attorney general — and won’t be on the ballot in 2024. It’s a similar case for nonpartisan offices like the state superintendent of public instruction.

Voters don’t make presidential choices in this election. 



November 5, 2024, General Election

                       First Tuesday following the first Monday in November

November 5: General Election

Voters decide who will be the next president in the general election.




April 2, 2024 – How to get on the ballot

Are You Ready to Run?Candidate Forms

Local – Non-Partisan

Getting on the ballot

Required Documents to get on the Ballot – Non-Partisan Municipal Offices

ELIS-7 Nomination Ballot Access Checklist – Spring 2024 

EL-162 Declaration of Candidacy (Rev. 2019-08)

EL-169 Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office (Rev. 2019-10) Fillable


Campaign Finance Resources from the Wisconsin Ethics Commission:

For Candidates (also listed on Candidate Finance Reporting Overview page):


Economic Statement Manual for Municipal Judge Candidates

Statement of Economic Interests User Manual for Municipal Judge Candidates

If you are an incumbent and decide against running, you must file a Notification of Non-Candidacy Form.  





Badger Books (Electronic Poll Books) were first used with the February 21, 2023 Election

In 2017, Wisconsin Elections Commission staff developed an electronic poll book system to be used in polling places in Wisconsin on Election Day. The “Badger Book” is electronic poll book software that is specific to Wisconsin elections practices and statutes. The Badger Book is the only electronic poll book software created with direct WisVote integration. Badger Books within each polling place connect securely to each other, but do not connect to the internet or any other network outside the polling place.

The Badger Book is primarily used to check in voters, process absentee ballots, and register a voter on Election Day. The Badger Book maintains the voter number and count independent of poll worker input.

The Badger Book will work the same as a paper poll book.  The election inspector will still look up the voter names in the poll book.  Voters will still sign the poll book and will still get a voter number slip. The only difference is that all of this will be done electronically using the Badger Books.

The actual process of voting will not change at all. Voters will still vote on paper ballots and will still place those ballots in the tabulator. The tabulator is not connected to the Badger Books in any way.


Badger Books are:

  • Poll books. They are used to check in voters and produce a voter number on a slip of paper for each voter.
  • Used to register voters.
  • Used to process absentee ballots.

When voters check in, they will give their names and addresses to the election inspectors, just as they have in the past. The only difference will be that the inspectors will be looking up voter names electronically, rather than in paper poll books. Voters’ signatures will still be required, but voters will sign their names on an electronic screen, rather than in the paper poll book.

Badger Books are not:

  • Voting machines – you cannot cast votes on them.
  • Vote tabulators – they don’t count votes.

Badger Book West Milwaukee

West Milwaukee Badger Books Info Sheet



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.

  • Qualifications
  • 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.

Training Requirement   

Election inspectors are required to attend a 2-3 hour training class every two years.

Ward maps and address listings:

Ward Division

Ward Map

Ward listing by address


Absentee Ballots:

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 By-Mail:

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. 



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:



ELIS-7 Ballot Access Checklist – Spring 2022 – Municipal-Nomination Papers (Rev. 2021-07)

EL-162 Declaration of Candidacy (Rev. 2019-08)_Fillable


EL-169 Nomination Paper for Nonpartisan Office (Rev. 2019-10) Fillable

EL-162-Memorandum regarding Felony Convictions

For Incumbents not seeking re-election:


Voter Forms and Applications

Getting a free ID for Voting


Voter Photo ID Required

You must show an acceptable photo ID to receive a ballot for all elections. Learn more about photo ID and voting here, and visit the Bring It to the Ballot website.


Free State ID Cards for People without Birth Certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will help people get a free state ID card or document that can be used for voting after just one visit to the DMV, even if they don’t have a birth certificate or other documentation. Get the ID Petition Process brochure in English and Spanish.

Visit the Voter Information Center

Answers to questions about how to register, where to vote, when to vote absentee, and much more.

Our Commitment to Election Integrity

Learn about what state and local election officials are doing to protect the integrity of voting in Wisconsin.

Voter Registration Drives – Beware!

Voter Registration Application El-131 – (REV 2020-06)

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: 

  1. Online at MyVote Wisconsin:  https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
  2. By mail (complete the voter registration form):(updated with the 28 day requirement change)  https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable
    1. Mail with Proof of Residency to:  Village Clerk, 4755 West Beloit Road, West Milwaukee, WI 53214
  3. In-person at your Municipal Clerk’s Office
  4. 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


Wisconsin Election Commission Website

Wisconsin Elections Commission | 212 E. Washington Ave, Third Floor P.O. Box 7984 | Madison, WI 53707-7984
tele (608) 266-8005 | fax (608) 267-0500 | tty (800) 947-3529 | email elections@wi.gov
Toll-Free Voter Help Line: (866) VOTE-WIS

My Vote

My Vote
At myvote.wi.gov, you can register to vote, check your voter registration status, find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, update your name or address, request an absentee ballot (military and permanent overseas voters only), and check provisional ballot status.

Bring It To The Ballot   
Photo ID information
The U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the photo ID provisions of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23. A photo ID is now required to receive a ballot in all special and regular elections.

Please see: Free state ID cards for people without birth certificates

The Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will help people get a free state ID card or document that can be used for voting after just one visit to the DMV, even if they don’t have a birth certificate or other documentation. Get the ID Petition Process brochure in English and Spanish.

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.

Statement of Economic Interest – Municipal Judges

Wisconsin Ethics Commission
ethics@wi.gov | tele (608) 266-8123 | fax (608) 264-9319
101 E. Wilson St., Room 127, Madison, WI 53703 | P.O. Box 7125, Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7125



Number of outstanding provisional ballots

Wards 1, 2 & 5            0

Wards 3, 4 & 6            0





Election Tally Sheets:

Election Day Tally Sheet Feb 21 2023

Election Day Tally Sheet April 4 2023

Election Day Tally Sheet April 5 2022

Election Day Tally Sheet April 6, 2021

February 16, 2021
Election Day Tally Sheet Nov 3 2020
Election Day Tally Sheet Aug 11 2020
Election Day Tally Sheet April 7 2020
Election Day Tally Sheet Feb 18 2020