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The City Clerk and her staff serve the public by providing legal notice and support of public meetings, preservation of and open access to public records, issuing municipal licenses, administering municipal elections, and maintaining the City Seal and Municipal Code.

Click here to find your Voting Ward.
Sara Decker
City Clerk
Phone: 920-387-7900 ext 1203
Christina Keller
Deputy Clerk
Phone: 920-387-7900 ext 1201

In order to vote an individual must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. Be age 18 or older on or before Election Day
  3. Have resided in an election district or ward for 10 days before any election where the citizen offers to vote.
  4. Not be disqualified from voting for any of the reasons described in 6.03 of the Wis Stats.
    • Any person convicted of treason, felony, or bribery that has not been pardoned or competed the terms of his or her sentence including probation, parole, or extended supervision.
    • A person who has been deterred by a court to be incapable of understanding the objective of the elective process or who is under guardianship.
    • Anyone who has made or become interested, directly or indirectly, in any bet or wager depending upon the result of the election.
  5. As of January 1, 2003, the federal "Help American Vote Act of 2002," requires any person registering to vote to:

Provide a Driver License or other WI Department of Transportation (DOT) issued identification number. If you have not been issued a WI Driver License/WI DOT issued identification card, provide the last four digits of your social security number.
If you have neither a driver's license or other WI DOT issued identification number, nor a social security number, indicate so in the appropriate area of the registration form (Box 2 on Form GAB-131).

Answer the following questions (Box 9 on Form GAB-131)

1. Are you a citizen of the United States of America?

2. Will you be 18 years of age on or before election day?

Note: The registration cannot be processed until the elector provides this information and answers the questions.

All Electors Must Be Registered Before Being Issued a Ballot.

How to Register

There are three ways in which an Elector May Register to Vote:

1. By Mail: Download the Application for Voter Registration (GAB-131), (click here to download) complete the form and mail it into your municipal clerk's office up to 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday (20th day) before the election.

Please Note: Proof of Residence is required for any elector, who is not a military or overseas elector, who registers by mail and has not previously voted in an election in Wisconsin. A copy must be included when submitting the registration application. If it is not included, the elector will be required to supply it before being issued a ballot.

2. In Person: Register in the municipal clerk's office up to the close of business on the Friday before the election. Note: After the BY MAIL deadline, the elector shall present acceptable proof of residence as outlined below.

3. At the Polling Place on Election Day: If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 10 days preceding the election. For purposes of voter registration, the identifying document constitutes acceptable proof of residence if it includes:

a. A current and complete name, including both the given and family name and

b. A current and complete residential address, including a numbered street address, if any, and the name of a

Identifying documents must be valid on the day that an elector makes application for registration in order to constitute proof of residence.

Proof of Residence

Acceptable Forms of Identifying Documents that Serve as Proof of Residency are:
  1. A current and valid Wisconsin driver's license.
  2. A current and valid Wisconsin identification card issued by the Department of Transportation.
  3. Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
  4. An official identification card or license issued by an employer in the normal course of business that contains a photograph of the cardholder or license holder, but not including a business card.
  5. A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
  6. A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes Election
    Day - except for first-time voters registering by mail.
  7. A university, college, or technical institute fee card or identification card (must include photo).
  8. A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before Election Day.
  9. A bank statement.
  10. A paycheck.
  11. A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

More information is available at

State Statutes allow anyone who is unable or unwilling to go to the polls on Election Day to vote by absentee ballot. Voters no longer need to give a reason when requesting an absentee ballot. You can cast an absentee ballot in person or by mail.

Please Note . . . If you are not already registered, you will also need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.

Absentee Voting in Person

Absentee voting in the Clerk's Office is now determined by each municipality before an election. Contact the Clerk's Office for in office Absentee voting dates/times. Absentee voting ends at the close of business on the Friday before the election.

Where: City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 15 S. School Street

When: 8:00am to 12:00pm or 12:30pm to 4:30pm., Monday through Friday

Call: 920-387-7900 X 1203 to make sure ballots are available.

Request by Mail

You can request and vote an absentee ballot by mail. You must submit a written request containing the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Mayville Address
  3. Date of Election(s)
  4. Address the absentee ballot should be mailed
  5. Contact Phone Number
  6. Signature
  7. Date

or click here to download the Application For Absentee Ballot (GAB121).

Complete the form and mail it to:

City Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 273
Mayville WI 53050

The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 5th day (Thursday) before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

An elector may apply for an absentee ballot by facsimile or email; however, the faxed or emailed application must contain a copy of the applicant's signature and the elector must return a copy of the faxed or emailed application with the elector's original signature with the absentee ballot.

More information is available at

Voter Public Access Gives Wisconsin Voters One-Stop Access to Information about exercising their right to vote.

(click here to Look up your Voter Registration, Polling Place Location, Absentee Ballot Status, Provisional Ballot Status, or Register to Vote.


Office Hours

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Phone: 920-387-7900 ext 1203
Fax: 920-387-7919
15 S School Street, P.O. Box 273
Mayville, WI 53050
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