Elections

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.

Election Dates

Spring Primary ElectionFebruary 15, 2022 
Spring ElectionApril 5, 2022
Partisan PrimaryAugust 16, 2022
General ElectionNovember 8, 2022
  • The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
  • Voters can vote in person at the polls or by absentee ballot (to learn more about absentee voting, read below)
  • Find your polling location here
  • Looking for information or answers to questions? Visit "My Vote Wisconsin," the State of Wisconsin's voter resource page at https://myvote.wi.gov/

2022 Local Offices and Candidates 

ContestCandidate(s)Spring Primary ResultsSpring Election Results
Alderperson
At-Large



Alderperson At-Large


Alderperson District 4


Mayor


Municipal Judge



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 elections@rfcity.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.

Making a request via MyVote Wisconsin - You may apply for an absentee ballot through My Vote Wisconsin by using the following link: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee

Spring Primary In-Person Absentee Voting in the Clerk’s Office runs February 7-11

Voters can in-person absentee vote at the City Clerk’s Office, 222 Lewis Street, February 7-11. Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring Election In-Person Absentee Voting in the Clerk's Office runs March 22 - April 1

Voters can in-person absentee vote at the City Clerk's Office, 222 Lewis Street, March 22 - March 26 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 28 - March 31 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 2 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.
  • Drop boxes at City Hall - there are two drop boxes at City Hall. There is an outdoor drop box located in the upper parking lot which is accessible at all times. There is also a drop box located inside that is available during normal business hours. Both drop boxes are secured. City Clerk staff will collect your ballot and place it 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 

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: 

Provisional Ballots:

Absentee Voting in Residential Care Facilities  The Special Voting Deputies of the City of River Falls will be administering absentee voting or tele-visits for the following facilities for the SPRING ELECTION being held on APRIL 6, 2021. Tele-visits are being used if Special Voting Deputies are not allowed to enter a facility due to COVID-19 protocols. Absentee ballots will be mailed those residents with applications on file.

PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING SCHEDULED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES VOTING

Location
Date
Time
Kinnic Health & Rehab
1663 E Division St


Wellhaven
119 Union St


Comforts of Home
2348 Aurora Cir