|Spring Primary Election||February 15, 2022|
|Spring Election||April 5, 2022|
|Partisan Primary||August 9, 2022|
|General Election||November 8, 2022|
Voting Absentee - Qualifications
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S citizen who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day and who has resided in the City of River Falls for at least 28 days before the election. The elector must be registered with the City of River Falls to receive an absentee ballot and provide an acceptable form of Photo ID.
Obtaining an Absentee Ballot
In order to obtain an absentee ballot, you must make a request in writing by following one of the methods listed below.
Mail - You may download an application for Absentee Ballot here. Complete the form and mail to the clerk’s office with a copy of your photo ID, if not previously provided.
City of River Falls
Attention: City Clerk
222 Lewis Street
River Falls, WI 54022
The application must be received in the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
E-Mail - You may download an application for Absentee Ballot here. Complete the form and mail to the clerk’s office with a copy of your photo ID, if not previously provided.
Email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application must be received in the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
Partisan Primary Election In-Person Absentee Voting in the Clerk's Office runs July 26 - August 5
Voters can in-person absentee vote at the City Clerk's Office, 222 Lewis Street, July 26 - July 29 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., August 1 - August 4 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and August 5 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Deadline for Returning Absentee Ballots
Ballots that have been mailed to voters include a postage paid return envelope. Ballots must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Any ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day will not be counted.
Ways to Return Your Absentee Ballot
Voters can return their absentee ballots one of three ways:
- In Person - absentee ballots are accepted at City Hall during normal business hours. You can personally hand your ballot to City staff. Your ballot will be kept in a secured location until it is counted on election day.
- By mail - you can also return your ballot by mail. To ensure your ballot will be counted on election day, you need to mail it as soon as possible after it is received. At a minimum, please mail your ballot at least 7-10 days in advance of the election. Remember if your ballot is not received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, it will not be counted.
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.
Election results for St. Croix County residents can be found on St. Croix County’s website here.
Election results for Pierce County residents can be found on Pierce County’s website here.
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 The Special Voting Deputies of the City of River Falls will be administering absentee voting for the following facilities for the PARTISIAN PRIMARY ELECTION being held on AUGUST 9, 2022.
PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING SCHEDULED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES VOTING