Election Procedures

By state law, the village conducts elections on specific dates throughout the year. Every year, there is a spring election cycle that consists of the primary (if needed) and the general election.

The primaries are held on the third Tuesday of February, and the general election is held the first Tuesday in April. The Administrative Services Department supervises the election officials working at the polling locations. All election officials are hired by the village, and the chief inspectors receive training on Wisconsin law to enable accurate election results and a smooth election process.

The village currently has four polling locations to serve the needs of the electorate on election day.  Prior to August 2020 election, the village utilized a central count of absentee ballots but for August 2020 and November 2020 elections, the village is once again counting absentee ballots at each polling location.  Voters may notice election workers opening absentee envelopes, stating the voters name and inserting ballots into the ballot machine which is necessary for counting absentee ballots. 

Polling Locations

Residents in wards 1-2, 9-10,11-12 and 13-14 and 18 vote at:
Green Bay Community Church
600 Cardinal Lane
Green Bay, WI 54313

Residents in wards 7-8 vote at:
Meadowbrook Church
701 Hillcrest Heights
Green Bay, WI  54313

Residents in wards 3-4 and 5-6 vote at:
Howard Village Hall
2456 Glendale Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54313

Residents in wards 15-16 and 17 vote at:
Fire Station 2
4165 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI  54313

10Election Information

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot request forms and current Election Day information:

Voting Instructions

There are three ways to cast your ballot:

  • Absentee Ballot by mail - If you are a registered Wisconsin voter, you can request an absentee ballot at myvote.wi.gov or  download the Application For Absentee Ballot (EL-121). Just complete the form and mail it to Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Ave., Howard, WI 54313. Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you. You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your first application by mail. More information about photo ID can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov. Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the Village Hall our Absentee Central Count Location at 2456 Glendale Avenue no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Early Voting (In-person absentee ballot) - In-person early voting begins 14 days prior to Election Day and runs through the Friday preceding Election Day.  All in-person early voting occurs at Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Avenue starting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 before the election through Friday, April 2, 2021 (weekdays) 8am to 4pm and Friday, 8am to 11am.  If you apply for an absentee ballot at Village Hall, or care facility location for in-person absentee voting, you will vote your ballot immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk’s staff. No ballots may be taken out of the clerk’s office. 
  • At the polls- The Village of Howard has four polling locationthat will all be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. The polling locations are divided by the voting wards, and residents vote at their respective polling place according to their address. Click here to see where you vote. To speed the process, please make sure you are registered to vote, bring proof of residency showing your current residency, and have your photo id before Election Day.
  • Drop Box- The Village of Howard has a drop off box for Absentee Ballots.  It is located at the Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Avenue.  This box is available 24/7 until Election Day, the drop off box is closed at 5pm on Election Day.  Any ballot that person wants to be counted after the 5pm drop box closure must be taken to the persons polling location.  

Special Needs- Voters with special needs should contact Deputy Clerk Annette DuPrey by calling (920)434-4640, option 0, or emailing at aduprey@villageofhoward.com and ask about disability accommodation or curbside voting assistance for in-person early voting.