Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on election day, who has resided in the ward of the municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.
Requesting an Absentee Ballot
Applications for Absentee Ballot can be downloaded and submitted at My Vote Wisconsin and are also available in the City Clerk's Office. An application or other written request must be submitted to the Clerk's Office before an Absentee Ballot can be issued by mail.
You can also personally go to the Clerk's Office and vote an absentee ballot during normal business hours M-F 8am-4:30pm for casting an absentee ballot.
Voter Photo ID
Voter Photo ID is required in most absentee voting circumstances. Please visit the Voter Photo ID page for more information.
Special Absentee Provisions
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, overseas, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the City Clerk/Treasurer.
Absentee Ballot Deadlines
- The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on the 5th day before the election.
- The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the Clerk's Office is the Friday before the election.
- All absentee ballots must be returned on or before Election Day.