Elections

Important information for April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary


Absentee ballot request:

The deadline to request an absentee ballot online is April 2. Visit myvote.wi.gov. Completed absentee ballots can be mailed as long as they are received by 8 p.m. on April 7. Ballots may also be dropped off at City Hall, 222 Lewis Street. Drop boxes are available in the City Hall parking lot or between its main doors.

In-person absentee voting:

The City of River Falls is offering in-person absentee balloting at City Hall by appointment only through Friday, April 3; residents should call 715-426-3523 to schedule.

Volunteer poll workers are needed. Please email City Clerk Amy White at awhite@rfcity.org for more information and to volunteer. Online training is required.

Polling location changes:

  • District 1, Ward 1-4, 15 has been moved to City Hall, Lower level
  • District 1, Ward 5  has been moved to City Hall, Lower Level

Residents voting at the City Hall location should enter the building via the lower level. Parking is available along Maple St. and in the Heritage Park parking lot, 232 West Maple Street.

Residents with questions about absentee or in-person voting on Election Day, please call City Hall at 715-425-0900 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Upcoming Election Schedules

Polling Places open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

2020

  • Spring Primary Election and Special Election Primary* - Tuesday, Feb. 18
  • Spring Election & Presidential Primary - Tuesday, Apr. 7
  • Special Election* - May 12
  • Fall Primary Election - Tuesday, Aug. 11
  • Presidential Election - Tuesday, Nov. 3

* Special Election is for St. Croix County Residents Only

Absentee Ballots

Please note: the City of River Falls processes all absentee ballots received at a Central Count Location. Absentee ballots are NOT accepted at polling locations. You may return your absentee ballot to the Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 222 Lewis Street, River Falls, WI 54022 by mail or personal delivery on or before the close of polls on Election Day.

The Number of Absentee Ballots Issued, Returned and Outstanding by Close of Polls on Election Day will be posted here by no later than 10 pm., on Election Day:

Absentee Ballots Issued: 

Absentee Ballots Returned: 

Absentee Ballots Outstanding:

                      Absentee Voting in Residential Care Facilities                         

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING SCHEDULED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES VOTING

In response to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ recently issued recommendations regarding all long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and assisting living facilities (ALFs), the City of River Falls will no longer plan to administer absentee voting within the facilities in person as previously posted.

In order to preserve the voters’ rights to cast their ballot for the April 7 Election, absentee ballots will be sent to each citizen who is registered to vote, to be returned to the Clerk’s office to be counted. Due to the extraordinary circumstances, observers will no longer be allowed.

Location
Date
Time
Kinni Health & Rehab
1663 E Division St


Well Haven
119 Union St


Comforts of Home
2348 Aurora Cir


 

2021

  •  Spring Primary Election - Tuesday, Feb. 16
  •  Spring Election - Tuesday, Apr. 6

2022

  •  Spring Primary Election - Tuesday, Feb. 15
  •  Spring Election - Tuesday, Apr. 5
  •  Fall Primary Election - Tuesday, Aug. 9
  •  General Election - Tuesday, Nov. 8

Regularly Scheduled Elections


Spring Primary

Primary held on the third Tuesday in February to nominate non-partisan candidates to be voted for at the Spring Election.
State Statute 5.02(22)

Spring Election

Election held on the first Tuesday in April to elect judicial, educational, and municipal officers, and non-partisan county officers, and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party in presidential election years.
State Statute 5.02(21)

Fall Primary

Primary held in even-numbered years on the second Tuesday in August, to nominate candidates to be voted for at the General Election, and to determine which candidates for state offices other than district attorney may participate in the Wisconsin election campaign fund.
State Statute 5.02(12s)

General Election

Election held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November to elect United States senators, representatives to congress, presidential electors, state senators, representatives to the assembly, district attorneys, state officers other than the state superintendent and judicial officers, and county officers other than supervisors and county executives.
State Statute 5.02(5)                                                                                                                    

Polling Locations

  • District 1, Ward 1-4, 15 – River Falls Library, Lower Level Meeting Room
  • District 1, Ward 5 – River Falls Library, Main Level Meeting Room
  • District 2, Wards 9-11 – UWRF, Falcon Center
  • District 3, Wards 6-8 – River Falls City Hall, Lower Level Training Room
  • District 4, Wards 12-14 – River Falls High School, Media Center

A map of the districts and wards can be found here.

Election Administration

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

A reminder to all our residents: The City Clerk’s Office does not mail voter registration or absentee voting applications unless requested. You may receive various mailings from groups mass mailing applications. Many times the applications are not current or do not contain all the necessary requirements.