Register to Vote
If you’re a resident of the Village of Sharon, and would like to participate in a local, state, or federal election, the first step is to become registered to vote. In Wisconsin, there are four convenient ways to register:
Voters with a valid Wisconsin Driver License or Wisconsin State ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may visit My Vote Wisconsin and register online. You will be required to enter your name, date of birth, Driver License or ID number and address that matches what is on file with the Wisconsin DMV. If all fields match, you will be able to register to vote completely online without needing to print, sign or mail the form and without needing to send a proof of residence document. If any of the fields are unable to match the information in the DMV database, you will be given the option to register via one of the other methods.
You may register online up to 20 days before the election.
Download the Application for Voter Registration, complete the form, and mail it along with a copy of your proof of residence to the Village of Sharon Village Clerk at:
Village of Sharon Clerk
PO Box 379
Sharon, WI 53585
The application must be postmarked no later than the 20th day (third Wednesday) before the election.
Register at the Village Clerk’s Office at 125 Plain St., by 5:00pm on the Friday before the next scheduled election. Please remember to bring an acceptable proof of residence.
At the Polling Place on Election Day
If you wish to register to vote at your polling place, you must bring proof that you reside at your present location.
For More Information
Please visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission for more detailed information on how to register to vote. Should you have additional questions, please contact the Village at 262-736-4888 or visit the Village Clerks Office during our normal business hours.
All voters in the Village of Sharon will vote at the Village Hall, 125 Plain St., Sharon, Wisconsin. Polls are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Election Day.
For more information about your polling place, please visit My Vote Wisconsin.
Request an Absentee Ballot
If you are a qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, and has resided in the district in which you intend to vote for at least 10 days) and registered to vote, you are eligible to request an absentee ballot. If you’re not registered, see how to become registered to vote. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one, and you have several options for requesting an absentee ballot:
Online, by Email, or by Fax
To request an absentee ballot online, please visit My Vote Wisconsin and click “Vote Absentee”. Your absentee request must be made no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be sent to you. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application. Regular Wisconsin voters may also request an absentee ballot be sent to them by sending an email to the Village Clerk.
To request an absentee ballot by mail, you can complete the Application for Absentee Ballot form and mail it to the Village clerk’s office. Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be sent to you. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application.
In-Person Absentee Voting at the Village Clerk’s Office
You may also vote absentee at the Village clerk’s office. If you apply for an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office after ballots are available, you will vote your ballot immediately in the clerk’s office, 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. You will need to show your acceptable photo ID for voting when voting by in-person absentee ballot.
Deadlines for Returning Your Absentee Ballot
Your completed absentee ballot must be received by the Village Clerk’s office no later than 8:00pm on Election Day. The U.S. Postal Service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to arrive in time. A ballot may also be delivered directly to the polling place prior to 8:00pm on Election Day.
Indefinitely Confined Votes
Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election. Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request. If you or someone you know are indefinitely confined you will make this designation in box 6 of the application. Ballots will automatically be sent to you for every subsequent election until you are no longer confined or fail to return a ballot for an election.
General information for local government candidacy: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/candidates/local
Elected offices in the Village of Sharon includes Village President, Village Trustees, and Municipal Judge.
The Village Board is made up of the Village President and six Trustees. The terms of the Village President and three Trustees expire in odd numbered years. The terms of the remaining three trustees expire in even numbered years.
The term of the Municipal Judge last four years.
Upcoming Municipal Elections
Documents & Deadlines
State Statute requires that individuals seeking election complete the following:
- Declaration of Candidacy
- Campaign Registration Statement
- Nomination Papers
Individuals interested in running for local office may begin to circulate nomination papers once they have submitted a Campaign Registration Statement to the Village Clerk on or after December 1st of the year preceding the election year. The nomination papers must obtain not less than 20 and not more than 100 signatures from eligible Village electors.
Nomination Paper and Declaration of Candidacy must be completed and submitted by 5:00pm on the first Tuesday in January of the election year.
Click here for information and FAQ: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/photo-id