Election Info

Spring Primary Election - February 21, 2023

The Spring Primary Election will have one item on the ballot - Justice of the Supreme Court. You can download the Sample Ballot.

Ballots will be mailed on January 31 to electors with absentee applications on file.  Remember to return your ballot no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.  If you mail your ballot back, be sure to give yourself at least a week so it arrives prior to or on Election Day.  Ballots can also be dropped off in the Clerk's office during regular business hours.   

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE

In-person absentee voting begins February 7, 2023.  Electors may come to City Hall to vote during regular business hours.  Please remember you must be registered to vote and show a photo ID.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Open registration ends February 1 – after that date, all electors must register in person at the Clerk's office or at the polls on Election Day.   Registration applications received in the mail after February 1 will not be accepted.

NEW NAME, SAME POLLING PLACE!

The Columbus Senior Center has changed their name to the Columbus Community Center, but the polling place will remain at the same place, 125 N Dickason Blvd.

Spring Election - April 4, 2023

The Spring Election will feature Justice of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals Judge District 4, Columbia County Circuit Court Judge Branch 2, School Board, City of Columbus Mayor, and City of Columbus Alderperson Districts 1, 2, 3.

Candidates

  • Mayor
    • Joseph Hammer
    • Ian Gray
  • Alder District 1
    • Sarah Motiff
  • Alder District 2
    • Trina Reid
  • Alder District 3
    • Molly Finkler
    • Nathan Anfinson

An updated ward/aldermanic district map approved in October 2021 and can be viewed here.  

The updated County Supervisory District map that was approved in October 2021 and can be viewed here.

MyVote

Register to vote - provide proof of residence

Absentee Ballot Requests:

Voters may not drop off requests for by mail absentee ballots in the clerk’s office prior to 14 days before an election. This includes calendar year requests.   

Voters can make requests by mail absentee ballots 

  • via fax 
  • email 
  • regular mail 
  • MyVote WI website   

Wis. Stat. 6.86(1)(b): If application is made in person, the application shall be made no earlier than 14 days preceding the election and no later than the Sunday preceding the election. 

Absentee Ballots can be requested from the Clerk's Office no later than Thursday before election day:

Due to the recent court decision regarding absentee ballot drop boxes, voters are no longer allowed to return their absentee ballots via the use of drop boxes.

Options for returning your absentee ballot include:

  • Mail it back: The United States Postal Service recommends mailing your ballot at least one week before Election Day.  Returning a ballot from overseas may take longer.
  •  Hand deliver: To your Municipal Clerk during regular office hours.  You are not allowed to hand deliver another voter’s ballot regardless of relationship to the voter.
  •  Election Day Polling Location: On Election Day by no later than 8:00 PM.  You are not allowed to return another voter's ballot regardless of relationship to the voter.

You may only return your own ballot to the Clerk’s office or polling location.  Absentee ballots may not be returned by email or fax.

Please remember that ballots received after 8:00 PM on Election Day will not be counted.

Please direct all election related questions to 920-623-5900.