2020 Election Information


City of Shorewood elections take place every two years on even years. Elections are run by the city clerk. In off years, there are often school board elections. The school districts run their own elections and poll locations might not be the same as during city elections. Check your poll location before each election to make sure you are going to the right place to vote.

The Presidential Primary will take place on March 3, 2020.  Only major parties will participate.  Each major party will have a separate ballot.  The chair of each major party will submit a list of candidates for the party's ballot on or before December 31, 2019.  Only presidential candidates from a major party will appear on the ballot.  Other offices with a primary will be on the ballot in August.   Registered voters will be able to vote at their polling place on Presidential Primary day or by absentee ballot starting on January 17, 2020.  Shorewood City Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for absentee voting or request a mail-in ballot online .  A voter must request the ballot of the party of their choice.  If a voter refuses to select a party, they will not be able to vote in the presidential nomination primary.   A voter's choice of party ballot will be recorded and is private data.  However, a list of who voted in a presidential nomination primary and the political party each voter selected will be provided to the chair of each major political party.  How a voter voted on the ballot will be secret.  The Presidential Primary results must bind the election of delegates in each party.  And, yes, if you are wondering,  Precinct Caucuses will still be held on February 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at locations set by the parties to conduct other party business.

2020 Election Dates:
February 25, 2020: Precinct Caucuses
March 3, 2020: Presidential Primary
August 11, 2020: Primary Election
November 3, 2020: General Election

Please feel free to contact Shorewood's city clerk's office with any additional questions at 952.960.7900.