County Clerk
 

Milwaukee County Clerk

George L. Christenson

 

Due to Covid-19, the safety of our customers and employees is our priority; therefore, EXCEPT for service of legal documents and claims against Milwaukee County, an appointment is required for services. Please call the Office of the County Clerk at (414) 278-4067 to schedule your appointment.

Milwaukee County Elections Commission

Making sure the election process throughout the county is efficient, accurate and transparent. For more information visit the Milwaukee County Election Commission.

Voter Outreach Resources

Accurate, accessible and free information to help communicate with voters. For more information visit Voter Outreach Resources for education materials.

Wisconsin Elections Commission

The Wisconsin Elections Commission administers Wisconsin's election laws. For more information visit Wisconsin Elections Commission.

Your County Clerk

George L. Christenson

George Christenson is a lifetime resident of Milwaukee County and was elected Milwaukee County Clerk in 2016 and re-elected in 2020.

After attending West Allis Nathan Hale High School, George went on to earn a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

George began his commitment to public service in 1993 serving as a legislative assistant to Wisconsin State Representative Jeannette Bell. George moved on to become executive director of Riverworks Development Corporation, an organization with the mission to renew a historically under-served community on Milwaukee’s northside.

George then served as the deputy executive director and director of economic development for the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) in Madison, Wisconsin.

In 2010, Milwaukee County Clerk Joseph Czarnezki appointed George to serve as Milwaukee County Deputy County Clerk.

George has three sons, Matthew, Cameron and Bennett. George is a volunteer with his local Boy Scouts of America troop. His son Cameron is an Eagle Scout and Bennett is a Life Scout.

What We Do

We issue marriage licenses, register all lobbyists and lobbying principals and report lobbying activity to the public. We also accept applications for passports and sell Milwaukee County bus fares and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) licenses and permits.

As an information clearinghouse for county government, the County Clerk administers oaths of office, maintains the central files for Milwaukee County reports, records, contracts and corporate documents, and receives and publicly opens competitive bids for county contracts. We also receive claims filed against Milwaukee County.

We record the proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors, maintain all legislative files, update existing ordinances and publish new ordinances online. We staff all County Board meetings. We maintain the County Legislative Information Center (CLIC), which provides online public access to legislative documents, meeting agendas and minutes and live streaming of County Board meetings.

If you would like to receive email announcements and meeting notices from the Office of the County Clerk, Election Commission and other county government departments, use our E-Notify tool.

 

Where We Are Located

First Floor Courthouse Map

Where to Park

Park Milwaukee

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Press Releases

County Election Commission to Certify Results of 2021 Spring Election Thursday

Apr-14-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Election Commissioners will meet as the Board of Canvassers to certify the results of the April 6 Spring Election on Thursday at 9 a.m.

Clerk Christenson Cautiously Optimistic on Decision to Rejoin Wisconsin Counties Association

Feb-24-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors approved (14-2) a measure to re-join the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) today, after receiving WCA’s written commitment to proactively address issues of diversity, transparency, and accountability.

Clerk Christenson Testifies in Opposition to Election Bills Before Senate Committee

Apr-09-2021

County Clerk George Christenson testified before the Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform and Ethics, in opposition to Senate Bills 207, 210, and 213.

County Election Commission Reports Unofficial 2021 Spring Primary and Special Election Results

Feb-16-2021

The Milwaukee County Election Commission has reported its unofficial 2021 Spring Primary and Special Election results, with 45,093 ballots cast throughout Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Election Commission Reports Unofficial 2021 Spring Election Results

Apr-08-2021

The Milwaukee County Election Commission has reported its unofficial 2021 Spring Election results, with 105,220 ballots cast throughout Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County Election Commission to Report 2021 Spring Primary and Special Election Results

Feb-15-2021

The Milwaukee County Election Commission will report the results of the 2021 Spring Primary and Special Elections in real time on Tuesday, February 16 in the cafeteria of the Milwaukee County Courthouse beginning at 7:45 p.m.

Milwaukee County Election Commission to Report 2021 Spring Election Results

Apr-06-2021

The Milwaukee County Election Commission will report the results of the 2021 Spring Elections in real time on Tuesday, April 6 in the cafeteria of the County Courthouse. Results will also be posted online throughout the evening at the County Clerk’s web site.

Clerk Christenson Applauds Board of Supervisors for Seeking Reforms at Wisconsin Counties Association

Feb-04-2021

An overwhelming majority of the Board of Supervisors postponed a final decision on whether to re-join the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) today, voting 15-1 to request that Milwaukee County’s top lawyer assemble the outstanding issues of concern on behalf of the County.

Milwaukee County Election Commission Completes Canvass of 2021 Primary

Feb-26-2021

The Milwaukee County Board of Election Commissioners met as a County Board of Canvassers on Thursday to canvass the results of the February 16, 2021 Primary and Special Elections.

Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson Calls on Republicans to Prioritize Public Health

Dec-10-2020

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson released a statement Thursday urging Legislative Republicans to prioritize public health over politically motivated hearings, scheduled for Friday, about vague allegations of election fraud.

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In The News

Urban Milwaukee: Board Rejoins WI Counties Association

Feb-25-2021

After extensive deliberation, the Milwaukee County Board has voted to release funds to the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA). The WCA, is a lobbying and consulting organization for counties in the state. Lobbying state government on behalf of counties is a huge part of what it does.

Urban Milwaukee: Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?

Jan-25-2021

Members of the Milwaukee County Board held a lengthy debate Thursday concerning whether they should remain members of the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA). This association is an organization that is meant to represent and advocate for all 72 counties at the state level for legislative agendas and policies that meet the interests of county governments.

Urban Milwaukee: Clerks Urge Vaccines for Election Workers

Feb-10-2021

Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson has assembled a group of 35 clerks from around the state to request that election workers be included in the next phase of vaccinations.

JS Online: After holdup, Republicans agree to reimburse Milwaukee and Dane counties for recount costs

Jan-08-2021

Republican state lawmakers agreed Friday to reimburse two counties that went to President-elect Joe Biden nearly $2.5 million for their recount costs after blocking the payments for a month.

Capital Times: Milwaukee County considers leaving statewide organization after Dane County pulls out

Feb-04-2021

The state's biggest county is putting off a decision on whether to continue its membership in a statewide lobbying association, a group Dane County already left over concerns that it did not represent its interests.

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