Absentee Voting

General Overview
If you are unable to get to the polls on Election Day, you can request an absentee ballot be mailed to your or you can vote in person at City Hall (7426 Hubbard Avenue) prior to the election. The last day to vote absentee in person is the Friday prior to the election. 

If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can issued to you.

An absent elector is any otherwise qualified elector who for any reason is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place in his or her ward. Any otherwise qualified elector who changes residence within Wisconsin by moving to a different ward or municipality later than 28 days prior to an election may vote an absentee ballot in the ward or municipality where he or she was qualified to vote before moving.

Unless voting in person in the Clerk's Office, absentee ballots can be mailed to voters.

Applying for an Absentee Ballot
Any qualified absentee elector may make an Absentee Ballot Application to the City Clerk for an official ballot by one of the following methods:

All absentee ballots are sent to the polls to be counted on Election Day!

Application Method Deadline to Apply Photo ID Requirement
In person - Clerk's Office (see below for dates and times)5:00 p.m. Friday before the electionYes
Online (Online instructions)5:00 p.m. Thursday before the electionYes*
Written request by mail, email, or fax                  5:00 p.m. Thursday before the election               
Written requests made by email, fax, or by mail must include the following:  Name, address you are registered, address to mail the ballot to (if different) which election you want a ballot for, your signature, and a copy of of your photo ID.

 *Once Photo ID is provided, the elector no longer has to provide Photo ID with subsequent absentee ballot requests, until they have an address or name change.

For more information on the photo identification requirement, please visit the Wisconsin Bring It website.

Indefinitely Confined Voters
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. 

Military, Overseas, and Hospitalized Electors
Hospitalized Electors
Military Electors
Overseas Electors

Returning your Ballot

1.         Carefully read and follow the instructions/checklist that were included with your ballot for
completing and how to return your ballot. You can also watch the Absentee Ballot   
.   To check the status of your absentee ballot go to MyVote website and open
    your voter record.  
    Ballots can be returned by the following methods:

  • US Mail – must be received by Election Day
  • Hand Deliver – to Clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m.  until the Monday before Election Day
  • Hand Deliver to your polling location by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day
  • Drop Box - Can no longer be used to return your ballot!
  • Only the voter can hand deliver their absentee ballot (relatives cannot return for them)
In Person Absentee Voting in the Clerk's Office
2023 Elections
March 21-30, 2023, Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
March 31, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Call 608-821-8350 to vote curbside