Bayfield County Voter Registration and Election Information
Registering To Vote
Voter registration in Bayfield County is required. Please contact the clerk of the municipality you reside in for information about how to register. If you have resided in that municipality for at least 28 days and are registered, you may vote.
An elector who has not previously registered can register and vote on Election Day. (6.55)
Election-related Deadlines and Dates
December 1 is the earliest date that nomination papers can be filed for the Spring Primary. (10.68)
December 1 – January 1 is the last day for towns and villages that have a caucus to establish caucus dates. (8.05)
The last regular meeting in December in even numbered years - the town chairman, village president or city mayor shall submit to the government body the names of the election officials. If no regular meeting is schedule, a special meeting shall be held no later than Dec. 31 (7.30)
First Tuesday in January - 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for candidates running for office in the Spring Election to file nomination papers. (8.10)
Three days after the 1st Tuesday in January is the deadline for cities to decide to hold a Spring Primary, if necessary, or to file a petition for a Primary. (8.11)
First Tuesday in January is the earliest day for town or village caucus. (8.05)
Five days after the caucus is the deadline for declining nomination. (8.05)
The last Tuesday in January is the latest date for the town or village caucus to be held. (8.05)
Second Wednesday before the Election - 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for voter registration where required. If by mail, must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday before the election. (6.28 & 6.30)
The Third Tuesday in February is the day of the Spring Primary, if required.
Three days after the canvass of votes at 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for demanding a recount. (9.01)
The 1st Tuesday in April is the day of the Spring Election. (10.66)
April 15th is the earliest day nomination papers for the August primary may be circulated (even number years), (includes independents). (10.78)
June 1st - 5:00 p.m. is the deadline for filing nomination papers (includes independents). (10.78)
2nd Tuesday in August is the day for the Fall Primary. (10.74)
The Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November is the day of the General Election. (10.80)
Electronic voting information
By the Fall 2006 Partisan Primary all municipalities are required to have a HAVA (Help Americans to Vote Act) compliant voting system in place. Bayfield County municipalities have chosen the ES&S Automark for voting which still requires a ballot. The fill-in-the-oval ballot is then placed in the Automark and the voter is then prompted to proceed in the manner they choose until the ballot is complete and ejected from the Automark. If you would like to view the Automark or the M-100 Tabulator please click on the link below, graciously authorized by ES&S and North Dakota.