Request an Absentee Ballot
If you are a qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, and has resided in the district in which you intend to vote for at least 10 days) and registered to vote, you are eligible to request an absentee ballot. If you’re not registered, see how to become registered to vote. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one, and you have several options for requesting an absentee ballot:
Online, by Email, or by Fax
To request an absentee ballot online, please visit My Vote Wisconsin and click “Vote Absentee”. Your absentee request must be made no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be sent to you. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application. Regular Wisconsin voters may also request an absentee ballot be sent to them by sending an email to the Village Clerk.
To request an absentee ballot by mail, you can complete the Application for Absentee Ballot form and mail it to the Village clerk’s office. Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00pm on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be sent to you. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your application.
In-Person Absentee Voting at the Village Clerk’s Office
You may also vote absentee at the Village clerk’s office. If you apply for an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office after ballots are available, you will vote your ballot immediately in the clerk’s office, 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. You will need to show your acceptable photo ID for voting when voting by in-person absentee ballot.
Deadlines for Returning Your Absentee Ballot
Your completed absentee ballot must be received by the Village Clerk’s office no later than 8:00pm on Election Day. The U.S. Postal Service recommends absentee ballots be mailed one week before Election Day to arrive in time. A ballot may also be delivered directly to the polling place prior to 8:00pm on Election Day.
Indefinitely Confined Votes
Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election. Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request. If you or someone you know are indefinitely confined you will make this designation in box 6 of the application. Ballots will automatically be sent to you for every subsequent election until you are no longer confined or fail to return a ballot for an election.