VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
Are you registered to vote? Need to update your name and/or address? Where do you go to vote? Need to request an Absentee Ballot? Don't know what candidates will be on your ballot? For more information, please visit MyVote.
PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE IN WISCONSIN
Wisconsin now requires Photo IDs to vote! For more information on an acceptable form of photo ID please visit Bring it Wisconsin.
Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
If you are a registered Wisconsin voter, you can download the Application For Absentee Ballot (EL-121). Just complete the form and mail it along with a copy of your photo ID to your municipal clerk's office. You can find your clerk at My Vote WI: myvote.wi.gov by searching for your voter record or performing an address search. You can also find your clerk by searching through the list of all Wisconsin municipal clerks. Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you.
If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request an Absentee Ballot by E-Mail or Fax
Regular Wisconsin voters may also request that a ballot be sent to them by sending an e-mail or fax to their municipal clerk. This request must be made no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you.
Options and Deadlines for Returning Your Absentee Ballot
- U.S. Postal Service: Your completed absentee ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by the municipal clerk no later than 4 p.m. on the Friday after the election.
- Other delivery (FedEx, hand-delivery, etc.): Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day
In-Person at your Municipal Clerk's Office
You may also vote absentee by appointment at your local municipal clerk's office. In-person absentee voting runs for two weeks before an election, please check with your municipal clerk for office hours.
You can find your clerk at My Vote WI: myvote.wi.gov by searching for your voter record or performing an address search. You can also find your clerk by searching through the list of all Wisconsin municipal clerks.
If you apply for an absentee ballot in your municipal clerk's office, you must vote immediately, seal your ballot in the proper envelope, and return it to a member of the clerk's staff. No ballots may be taken from the clerk's office.
Remember, you can only vote once!
Please note: In 2011 the Legislature passed Act 227, which prohibits a voter who has returned a completed absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on Election Day. Previously, voters who cast an absentee ballot and changed their minds could go to the polling place and vote on Election Day, and their absentee ballot would not be counted. This is no longer an option.