County Clerk

Current Election Results

All precincts have reported and all votes have now been counted. Below are the unofficial results pending the completion of the County Board of Canvass on Monday, April 12, 2021.

You will need to click on the refresh button in order to see the updated results. No results will be published until after the day's voting has finished. You can begin checking for the results after the polls close at 8:00 pm. These results are not official, and not final until the county canvass has been conducted and the results are certified.

View results from the April 6, 2021 Spring Election

Due to the County Administration Building being temporarily closed to the public -  the County Clerk's office is unable to offer in-person services.

Our office continues to issue marriage licenses and other limited services. Marriage licenses are being issued via "Virtual" Marriage License Applications. To schedule an appointment please email our office: [email protected]  or if you prefer to speak with a staff member, please call 262-653-2552.

CLICK HERE For information about applying for a VIRTUAL marriage license

CLICK HERE - For information about In-Person Marriage License Applications at NOW AVAILABLE to be scheduled at the Elected Officials Office located at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol.

Use the Kenosha County Appointment Scheduler for In-Person Applications

2021 Election Dates

Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting Purposes

Absentee Voter Guide

Campaign Finance

Goals & Objectives

  • Continue to conduct all federal, state and countywide elections in an efficient manner.
  • Continue to have auctions of tax-deeded properties and return them to the tax rolls.
  • Continue to provide quality services to the public.
  • Continue to serve the County Board of Supervisors.


The roots of the Wisconsin Office of County Clerk go back to 14th Century England. The office was called clerk of peace and dealt with county - level courts that acted legislatively as well as judicially. These earliest clerks collected fees for the specific duties they performed. The office gradually developed in England into an office, which we would recognize as fairly similar to our own.

When Wisconsin was first a territory, the County Clerk was appointed by the County Board. Several different arrangements were used from 1836 until 1849, by which time Wisconsin had become a state. Election of the clerk of the county board of supervisors by the electors of the county began in 1849. An act of 1845 declared that the clerk of the county board of supervisors was also county clerk. The official designation of the office was changed to "County Clerk" in 1878.

The clerk holds one of the most complicated positions in Wisconsin local government. The clerk is the official record keeper for many basic county activities and meetings, county financial administration, election administration and is the local outlet for several state and federal functions such as marriage licenses applications and passport applications.

The self-image of the modern County Clerk is that of a member of the management team of the county and representative of the state in several important functions


The election of the clerk is designed to maintain the responsiveness of the clerk to local interests. The general scheme of Wisconsin local government was that counties were really state-administered outposts. That idea is still important and helps to explain why the state legislature feels free to use counties as it wishes. Election of county officials avoids rigidity that might take effect if the functions were carried out by appointees of state agencies. In many counties, energetic, responsible clerks have often become the focal point for effective administration of the county. With an increasing number of counties having executives and administrators-and all counties having appointed an administrative coordinator-the setting in which many County Clerks work is quite different than it was 10 or 15 years ago. Nevertheless, the opportunity for interesting and important public service remains for those who are elected to be County Clerk.