Election integrity is of the utmost importance to our office. The mission of the Town Clerk’s Office is to administer fair and accurate elections. This page provides helpful information related to voting and elections in the Town of Brookfield.
Ward Location Address
- Wards 1, 2, 9, 10 and 11: Town Hall – 645 N. Janacek Rd.
- Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8: Elmbrook Church – 777 S. Barker Rd.
Polls are open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm the day of the election.
Wisconsin requires Photo IDs to vote! For more information, please visit the following website: https://bringit.wisconsin.gov/
2022 Election Changes
Please review the New Election Changes for 2022. Due to redistricting, your ward and/or polling location may have changed.
Following the 2020 Census, local counties and their respective municipalities are required to update and draw new supervisory lines and work together to create new ward maps. Due to these changes, the following wards will be affected as follows:
- Added Ward 11. These residents were all previously in Ward 1, but those who live south of Bluemound Road will now be Ward 11. They will still vote at Town Hall; the only difference is the ward number!
- County Supervisory districts changed from District 9 to District 10 for Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8.
- Wards 1, 2, 9, 10, and 11 will now vote at Town Hall, 645 North Janacek Road. (Note that Ward 2 previously voted at St. John’s Church).
- Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 will now vote at our new polling location, Elmbrook Church, 777 South Barker Road, in the Gym.
2022 Absentee Voting
Absentee Voting has closed for the August Election
Absentee Voting for the November General Election will begin on October 25, continue M-F, and end on November 4. Check back for specific hours to in-person absentee vote.
2022 Election Sample Ballots
Ballots will be available closer to election time.
Register To Vote
If you are not registered, avoid waiting in line by registering at the Town Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. State Statute requires you to provide the appropriate proof of residency when registering to vote. For more information about acceptable proof of residence go to https://elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence
Check to see your Voter Registration status and update any information. The registration form must be completed accurately and completely. You may register by mail, online through MyVote.wi.gov , at the Clerk’s Office, or at the polls on Election Day. The Town Clerk’s Office is at 645 N. Janacek Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045. Be aware that there may be time restrictions that registration by mail/online is accepted.
You can get the Voter Registration Application here.
To view your voter registration status and your voter record, go to the Voter Public Access at myvote.wi.gov
If voter registration is required and you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request by Mail:
- Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee for full information on how to vote absentee
- Complete the Application for Absentee Ballot
- Complete the form and mail it to: Town of Brookfield, Municipal Clerk, 645 N. Janacek Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
The application must be received by the Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
Request in Person
You can request an Application for Absentee Ballot in person at the Town Clerk’s Office. This can be done up until 5:00 pm on the Friday before the election.
Deadline for Returning Ballot
U.S. Postal Service: Your completed absentee ballot must be received by 8:00 pm on Election Day.
Other delivery (FedEx, hand-delivery, etc.): Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the municipal clerk no later than 8 pm on Election Day
Indefinitely confined electors and military electors should contact the Clerk’s Office.
Absentee Voting FAQs
Why did I get a ballot mailed to me – I don’t remember asking for one.
You may have accidentally chosen a “Calendar Year” or “Indefinitely Confined” option when you made your initial request. Please contact the Clerk’s Office with questions or to inquire about absentee options.
How can I request a ballot be mailed to me?
All registered voters can request a ballot online at www.MyVote.wi.gov, by mail using the Application for Absentee Ballot, in person at the Clerk’s Office, or by emailing the Clerk. Make sure you include your name, your voting address, which election you want a ballot for, and the address you want us to mail the ballot to. Don’t forget to include a copy of your Photo ID!
When will my ballot be mailed to me?
For a small election (Feb/Apr), clerks must mail ballots at least 21 days prior to the election. For a federal (Nov), clerks must mail ballots at least 45 days prior to the election. If you request a ballot after the initial mailing (21 days before a small election/45 days before a federal election), we have one business day to process the request and get your ballot into the mail.
I just found out that I will be out of town for the election. Is it too late to vote absentee?
You can request a ballot be mailed to you up until 5:00p.m. on the Thursday before each election. This doesn’t leave much time for mailing, so we highly recommend making your request as soon as possible and no later than a week prior to allow for mailing time.
There isn’t much on this ballot, why did you bother sending it to me?
Even if the ballot doesn’t have much on it, we are legally required to mail a ballot to everyone with a valid request on file in our office.
Wisconsin Elections Commission
The Wisconsin Elections Commission administers and enforces all the voting laws in Wisconsin. You can find Voter Registration information, referendum questions and so much more. Check it out!
- If your name or address has changed since you last voted, you will need to update your registration with your current information. All registration forms must include a copy of an acceptable Proof of Residence document.
- For questions about registration, please contact Town Hall at 262-796-3788
- You can check your registration and request an absentee ballot online at https://MyVote.WI.gov.
- All voters must show a current and valid photo ID to receive a ballot.
If you have any questions, or can’t find yourself on the MyVote website, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (262) 796-3788 for assistance.