Office: 156 East First Street | New Richmond, WI 54017
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday 7:00 - 11:30 am 

Election/Voter Information

Election Administration
The City Clerk administers all aspects of the electoral and voting process in the City of New Richmond, and is charged with ensuring the electoral process is fair, accurate, impartial, and conducted in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin.

Elections are held at the Civic Center, 156 East First Street. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Civic Center is handicapped accessible, and anyone needing assistance with voting should ask an election clerk for help.

Elections in Wisconsin are conducted by more than 1,800 local clerks at the town, village, city, and county levels, creating one of the most decentralized election systems in the nation. The Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) was established in 2016 by the Wisconsin Legislature to carry out a wide range of functions related to statewide elections administration. WEC is also a resource for voters and candidates. Visit HERE  to learn more about election laws in Wisconsin.

Voter Information
To vote in Wisconsin you must first register to vote.  You can register in-person at the Clerk's office, with a special registration deputy, or at the polling place on Election Day. You can also start the registration process online at  MyVoteWI.  Please keep in mind that there may be delays when registering at the polls on Election Day.  All voters must submit proof of residence with their voter registration.

To be eligible to vote in the State of Wisconsin, a person must:

     •  Be a citizen of the United States of America.

     •  Be 18 years of age on or before Election Day.

     •  Be a resident of the municipality where he/she intends to vote for
        a minimum of 28 days prior to Election Day.



Below are election dates for 2024 elections.

  • Tuesday, April 2 - Spring Election & Presidential Preference Primary
  • Tuesday, August 13 - Partisan Primary
  • Tuesday, November 5 - General Election & Presidential Election

Spring Election
 – election held the first Tuesday in April for Court of Appeals Judge, Circuit Court Judge, County Nonpartisan Offices, Municipal Offices, School District Offices, and referenda (if necessary), and in Presidential years, to express preference for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party.

Early In Person Voting Hours:
July 30, 31, Aug 1, 5, 6, 7, 8: 7am-4:30pm
Aug 2: 7am-11:30am 
August 9: 7am-5pm 
Evenings and weekends by appointment: 715-243-0403

Partisan Primary – primary held the second Tuesday in August to nominate candidates to be voted for at the general election and referenda (if necessary).

General Election – election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect the President and Vice President of the United States (in Presidential years), United States Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly, District Attorney, County Partisan Offices, and referenda (if necessary).


Michelle Scanlan
City Clerk

Kristy Johnson
Deputy Clerk