City Clerk

On Election Day, the polls will be limited to 25 people at a time. Please plan to wait outside and dress for the weather.

Are you registered to vote?   Electors can register to vote at City Hall during regular business hours.  Proof of Residence will be required to complete your registration.

Not sure if you are registered at your current address?  Electors can check registration information at

Have you moved or changed your name?  If so, you will be required to re-register prior to receiving a ballot. 

Can’t make it to City Hall to register?  Electors can register at  Proof of Residence is required to complete your registration.   Print the registration form, sign and date, and mail to City Hall with proof of residence.  Or complete the registration form HERE, sign and mail with proof of residence to City Hall, 105 N Dickason Blvd Columbus WI 53925 ATTN:  Elections

Late Registration:  Electors who register to vote between July 23 - August 7 must do so in the Clerk’s office.  Registrations received (postmarked) after July 22 will be considered late and must be completed in the Clerk’s office.

No registration will take place after August 7, except at the Polls on Election Day.


Please see the following information from the Wisconsin Elections Commission regarding in-person absentee voting: 

WEC Link

  • Electors may request an absentee ballot through You must be registered to vote to receive an absentee ballot. allows electors to request an absentee ballot and must provide Photo ID to complete your application.
  • What’s on My Ballot? will have sample ballots for your review.

No absentee voting will take place after August 7.

The City Clerk’s office is a central hub of information for the community. The City Clerk is an appointed role that has responsibilities laid out in Wisconsin Statutes Sec. 62.09(11). In addition to those duties, the Clerk’s office also processes licensing and permits, oversees elections, and more. 

Transparency and public involvement is important to the City of Columbus and the City Clerk’s office helps to ensure it is possible. If you would like to learn more about the City and/or get involved please contact us at (920) 623-5900 to learn about opportunities such as serving on a board or working at the polls on Election Day.


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