Chilton, Wisconsin

Exercise your right to vote!

The WEC (Wisconsin Elections Commission) implemented Online Voter Registration (OVR).

State law now provides that eligible voters who hold a valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID Card (WI DL/ID) that has their current name and address on file with the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (WI DMV) can register to vote online.  “Register to Vote” functionalities of the My Vote Wisconsin website,


When a voter uses the OVR system, their name, date of birth, WI DL/ID number, and zip code will be compared with the voter’s information on file with the WI DMV.  If the information the voter enters on MyVote matches the information on file with WI DMV, the voter will be able to register to vote online, and will not need to print, mail, or sign their registration form, or provide proof of residence (POR). 


The system’s confirmation that the individual holds a valid Wisconsin Driver License or State ID Card satisfies the POR requirement.  If they are unable to make a match with WI DMV, then they will still have the option to print, sign, and deliver their registration form to their clerk along with POR.


Voters will only be able to register online during open registration which occurs in the 20 days or more prior to an election. If a voter chooses to register using MyVote after that date, their online registration will either be valid for future elections or they can continue with the process to complete their form and then print and deliver it along with POR to their clerk’s office or the polling place.


The Voting Process:


If you are registered, your name will be located on a poll list of registered voters.  You will receive a voting slip and a ballot, and be provided with voting instructions.  Sample ballots are located in each booth for your convenience. 


If you are not registered, you must provide a driver’s license number or Wisconsin ID number when registering to vote.  Registration is required only once, as long as you are a regular voter.  If you have not voted in four years, you are mailed a post card asking whether you would like to remain on the registered voter list.


Requirements to Vote:

You must be a U.S. citizen

You must be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day

You must have resided in your election district for at least 10 days

You must not have lost your right to vote


Registering to Vote:

To go on-line to see if you are registered to vote, click here. If you are not registered, you can do one of the following or as noted above:

IN PERSON: Register in the City Clerk’s office up to 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the election.  You must bring proof that you have lived at your present location for 10 days preceding the election. 


BY MAIL: Complete and mail in the Voter Registration Application Form located at the bottom of this page, along with a photocopy of your driver's license or Wisconsin ID as proof of residency before 5:00 p.m. on the 20th day before the election in order to appear on the poll list.  See forms of Identification below. 



•Voters must sign in the poll book to obtain a ballot.
•Residency requirement has changed from 28 to 10 consecutive days.
•Electors can no longer use a corroborating


Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens. Please click on the following website for detailed information.



Changes in your Registration
If you have moved within the city limits, you will be required to re-register by completing a new voter registration application. If you have moved from the City of Chilton, you need to cancel the registration and re-register in your new municipality.


Name changes require re-registration.  This can be accomplished by showing a form of identification with your new name and current address. Please do not wait until the day of the election to complete the registration forms. Come to City Hall in advance to re-register.


Absentee Voting

City of Chilton residents who will not be able to vote on election day can receive an absentee ballot.

Residents are required to complete and forward a signed request form to the Chilton City Clerk’s office. Once the request is processed, a ballot would be received by return mail. Complete the Application For Absentee Ballot located at the bottom of this page.  An absentee request form and ballot can be completed at the clerk's office at Chilton City Hall prior to 5 p.m. on the Friday preceding the election.


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