Elections & Voting

Dates for the 2022 Spring election:
- Primary Election: Feb 15, 2022
- General Election: April  5, 2022

Absentee Voting (Early Voting)

  • In-Person Absentee Voting. You can vote early, in the Clerk/Treasurer' as allowed by state law. Bring a photo ID. When the sign is out, we are available for you to vote early, in-person. It is that easy. City of Waterloo residents can vote absentee at the City of Waterloo Municpal Office.  If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk's office, you will vote your ballot immediately in the clerk's office, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff.  No ballots may be taken out of the clerk's office.

    When can I Vote an In-Person Absentee Ballot?  Each city, village and town in Wisconsin is responsible for setting the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting for their municipality.  In-person absentee voting cannot occur more than two weeks before an election.
    • City of Waterloo early voting hours, for the two week period before each election
      • Weekdays 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
      • Saturdays 9:00 am to noon
        • Early voting the Monday prior to Election Day is prohibited by state law.
  • Absentee Voting By Mail (2 options) 
    • Request an absentee ballot online using the Wisconsin Election Commission's MyVote page.
      • MyVote.wi.gov absentee ballot request
        • Follow the prompts to fill out an absentee ballot request.
        • Additional proof of ID may be required. Follow the instructions on the website to properly provide additional proof of ID.
    • Alternatively, you may fill out an Absentee Ballot Application and mail, fax, email or deliver it to the City Clerk's Office.
      • Provide copy of your photo ID. It must accompany the application, if you have not done so with a prior by mail absentee ballot request. It may be submitted by mail, fax, email or in-person.
      • We must receive your absentee ballot request on or before the Thursday prior to Election Day at 5 pm. Your ballot will be mailed to you. We can only mail out ballots - picking-up a ballot is not permitted by state law. When returning your absentee ballot you may:
        • 24/7 Drop Box -- Return the ballot on or before April 6, 2021 before 8 pm using the secure 24/7 drop box outside the municpal building.
        • US Mail -- Return it via standard mail. Ballots must be received on or before April 6, 2021 no later than 8 pm.
  • It is important to have your return envelope completed (including the voter's signature and witness's signature & address). Ballots returned inside a partially filled out return envelope cannot be counted. The Clerk/Treasurer's office makes every effort to ensure ballots are properly cast. All voters must do their part in this process.

MyVoteMyVote Wisconsin

MyVote Wisconsin is the Wisconsin Election Commission source for Wisconsin elections related matters. You can track your absentee ballot, register to vote online, and look up who your representatives are. A great resource for all voters in Wisconsin!

Voting on Election Day

Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Voting in Waterloo

Citizens 18 years of age or older on election day; having resided at a City of Waterloo address for at least 28 consecutive days prior to the election; and not serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction may vote. It is easy! 

Polling location? 136 North Monroe Street. New to Waterloo? Address change or name change? Register on Election Day at the polls or visit the Clerk/Treasurer's office.  

You need to have and show an ID to vote. If you do not have an ID, you can obtain a free one, for the purposes of voting, through any Department of Transportation Driver Licensing Office.

Voter Registration

In order to vote in Waterloo, you need to have lived here for at least 28 days prior to Election Day [See NOTE (1)]. Additionally, you'll need to fill out a Voter Registration Application and provide proof of residence. The most popular ways to prove residence are a Bank Statement, Utility Bill (not a credit card or insurance bill) or if your Driver's License has your current address listed. To see the full list of documents you can use to prove residency, click here.

Voters who have moved and do not meet the 10-day residency requirement for their new address may vote from their previous Wisconsin address.

Ward Map

Below is the 2011 map of Waterloo broken down by wards. Not only is it a great map of the city, but it also has the population breakdown of each ward.

Special Accomodations

Do you need a large print ballot, a braille ballot or curbside voting? Click here for more.