Elections & Voting

General Voting Information

The Village of Howards Grove’s population estimate as of January 2022 is 3,271. We currently have 2,255 registered voters in the Village. Due to our population level, the Village has four wards, however, for voting purposes, all wards are combined at one polling place.

All voters in the Village of Howards Grove vote at the Howards Grove Community Center, 913 S. Wisconsin Drive, Howards Grove, located in the lower level of the Village Hall.

Polls open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm for all elections.


All voters must be registered to vote in the State of Wisconsin. If you are not registered, please go to MyVote.WI.gov. to do so. 

2024 Elections

For the Village of Howards Grove, the following elections will be held in 2024:  Ballots are typically available 47 days before an election with federal contests and 21 days before state and local contests.  In person absentee voting dates and times will be posted on the website and the Village Facebook page.  

  • Spring Primary (if needed) Election - Tuesday February 20, 2024
  • Spring & Presidential Preference Election - Tuesday April 2, 2024
  • Partisan Primary - Tuesday August 13, 2024
  • General Election - Tuesday November 5, 2024

Registration Requirements

If you are not currently registered to vote, the law changed a few steps related to how to register:

  1. You must be a resident of the municipality for 28 consecutive days.
  2. You may no longer use a corroborating witness to verify your residency.
  3. You must provide the most recent address at which you were previously registered to vote.

If you have any questions about the changes, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer’s office at 234-0304.

Voter ID

Village of Howards Grove residents will have to show poll workers their ID at all elections starting in 2016. If you do not have a photo ID

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides free state ID cards for voting.

Acceptable Photo IDs (PDF)

Absentee Voting Information

If you are unable to come to the polls on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot. There are two ways to vote absentee, either in-person in the Clerk’s Office or you can request a ballot be mailed to you.

In-person absentee voting is available for the two weeks prior to the election during regular office hours.

If you need an absentee ballot mailed to you, please complete the Absentee Ballot request form (PDF) print, sign, and return it to the Clerk’s Office as soon as possible but no later than by the Thursday before the election. Per State law, mailed requests must be received by that Thursday to be processed. A signed, written request is required. We cannot mail out a ballot on a verbal request. Your request should be mailed to: 

Village of Howards Grove
913 S. Wisconsin Drive
Howards Grove, WI 53083

All absentee ballots should be returned as soon as possible to ensure they can be counted, and must be returned by 8:00 pm on Election Day to be counted.

If you have any questions about absentee voting, please contact the Clerk’s office at 920-234-0304.