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 primary is held on the third Tuesday of February, and the general election is held the first Tuesday in April.

Fall elections are held every two years in the even-numbered years. When a fall primary is necessary, it is held the  Tuesday in August with the general election the first Tuesday in November.

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.

Polling Locations

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

Residents in wards 7-8, 18 and 19 vote at:
Meadowbrook Church
701 Hillcrest Heights
Green Bay, WI  54313

Residents in wards 3-4, 5-6, and 21 vote at:
Howard Village Hall
2456 Glendale Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54313

Residents in wards 15, 16-17, and 20 vote at:
Fire Station 2
4165 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI  54313

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. 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, one must accompany your first application by mail. More information about photo ID can be found at https://bringit.wi.gov. Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to Village Hall at 2456 Glendale Avenue no later than 5 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Early Voting (In-person absentee ballot) - In-person early voting for Primary and General elections will start the week before the election. All in-person early voting occurs at Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Ave., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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.

Special Needs- Voters with special needs should contact Deputy Clerk Kat Jurecki at (920) 434-4640 by e-mail at kjurecki@villageofhoward.com and ask about disability accommodation or curbside voting assistance for in-person early voting.

Running for Office

The candidacy process for the Village Board of Trustees and Municipal Judge begins Dec. 1 of each year. The municipal judge serves a four-year term (2021-2025). The village president serves a three-year term (2023-2026), and the trustees serve alternating two-year terms as outlined here. The village president and municipal judge are at-large positions, and candidates for those positions must reside within the Village of Howard. Trustees represent individual districts, and candidates must reside within the district they want to represent. 

Candidates must circulate nomination papers and collect at least 20 signatures from residents within their district. Nomination papers and a Declaration of Candidacy Form are available at Howard Village Hall starting Dec. 1, and the paperwork must be returned by 5 p.m. on the first Tuesday in January. To receive an electronic copy of the candidacy paperwork, email your request to:  info@villageofhoward.com