2020 Elections

The polling place for the November 3, 2020 General election will be the TOWN GARAGE AT 4062 County Road N. 
The Town Garage shares a driveway with the Town Hall where you usually vote, and parking will still be mostly in the Town Hall lot.  This temporary change to the polling location was made official by Town Board Resolution 2020-09-21 to allow for more space for social distancing.

See https://www.tn.cottagegrove.wi.gov/2020/09/09/voting-by-absentee-ballot-for-the-november-3-2020-general-election/ or the Type E notice below for absentee voting information and hours for in-person absentee voting.

Also please see these important notes about returning your absentee ballot.

2020 Election Dates

Upcoming Elections

November 3, 2020 - General Election
The Town will have five different ballot styles on November 3rd, depending upon which state assembly and school district you reside in.  If you are not sure about your districts, please go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/PreviewMyBallot to find out before election day.

Completed Elections

February 18, 2020 - Spring Primary 

The Town of Cottage Grove has zero (0) provisional ballots

April 7, 2020 - Presidential Preference and Spring Election 

The Town of Cottage Grove has zero (0) provisional ballots

August 11, 2020 - Partisan Primary
The Town of Cottage Grove has zero (0) provisional ballots

Other Information

Voter Registration Drives – BEWARE

Voter registration drives will increase in 2020.  These organizations are not affiliated with the Town of Cottage Grove and while most organizations are legitimate, this is also an area of opportunity for scammers.   Be aware that voter registration requires personal information such as your date of birth and driver’s license number.   Never give personal information to anyone you don’t know and trust.

Also, since Town of Cottage Grove residents can have mailing addresses in Madison, Deerfield and McFarland, and residents with Cottage Grove mailing addresses can reside in either the Town or the Village of Cottage Grove, it can be difficult for third parties to choose the correct voting location based on address.  This can lead to confusion and delay of processing of voter registration applications.

The Town of Cottage Grove does not send out voter registration application forms unless specifically requested.

The safest means to register to vote includes the following:

  1. *Online at the MyVote Wisconsin:  https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
  2. *By mail (complete the voter registration form): https://elections.wi.gov/forms/el-131-fillable
  3. *Mail with Proof of Residency to:  Municipal Clerk, Town of Cottage Grove, 4058 County Road N, Cottage Grove, WI  53527
  4. In-person at your Municipal Clerk’s Office:  Open M-F, 8:00 am-12:30 pm, Monday – Friday
  5. In-person at your assigned polling location on Election Day 7am-8pm

Note:  All options require acceptable proof of residency.   For additional information on acceptable Proof of Residency: https://elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence

*Please keep in mind that voter registration forms must be postmarked no later than the 3rd Wednesday before the election you plan to vote in. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m