September 10, 2020

We just received the email below.  We will process ballots as soon as we are given the go ahead to do so. Our hope is that we have direction on this matter before the arrival on the ballots by September 16th.

Kathy Peterson

Village of Trempealeau Clerk

This email is sent on behalf of Meagan Wolfe, administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Urgent!  Please Read

Dear Municipal Clerks,

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has just issued an order which directs the Commission to advise all municipal clerks in this state that they should not mail any absentee ballots until this court has issued a further order stating that absentee ballots may be mailed outTherefore, even if you have already received your ballots from your county clerk or ballot printing vendor, do not send any absentee ballots out until you receive an additional communication from the Commission on this topic.



You may register to vote and/or apply for an absentee ballot by visiting

Applications for Absentee Ballots are also now available at a self-serve station in the Village Community Center during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Complete the form and place in the Village Utility Payment box outside the front door for processing.  Voter Registration Forms are also available.

Upcoming Election Schedules

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


Presidential Election – Tuesday, Nov. 3


Spring Primary Election – Tuesday, Feb. 16
Spring Election – Tuesday, Apr. 6


There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to sign up at MyVote Wisconsin, MyVote WI

Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have a photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. Mobile phone users can take a picture and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.

Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office (information below). The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the Election. However, voters are urged not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery.

Voter should include name, address, Election(s) they are requesting absentee ballot for, and mailing address if different than residence address. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your photo ID.   If you already have a photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.

Village of Trempealeau

Kathy Peterson, Clerk

24455 Third Street, PO Box 247

Trempealeau, WI  54661

Phone: (608) 534-6434 ext. 102

Fax: (608)534-6280

Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide a photo ID.  Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility confirm the resident’s identity instead of providing a photo ID.  More information on photo ID and exemptions can be found at

Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

Starting Tuesday, October 20th through Friday, October 30th, 2020 you may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office for the November General Election. You will need to call for an appointment anytime Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm  as our office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.