Voting by Absentee Ballot
Request an Absentee Ballot
Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse,
such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote
Any registered voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot
may request one.
Don’t wait--send your request as soon as possible.
Options for requesting an absentee ballot:
Request an ongoing absentee ballot--either online or with the
printed form --if you are indefinitely confined. You do not need to
provide a photo ID with this kind of request.
Your municipal clerk will send your absentee ballot by mail.
You can track the progress of your ballot online
Be sure to carefully follow the directions that come
with your ballot. Watch this video on completing an
Vote411 for information about your candidates’ backgrounds
and positions before you vote.
You will need
a witness to sign and put their address on the envelope
of your ballot
attesting to your having filled the ballot out yourself.
Again, be sure that you are following directions.
The ballot can be rejected if the envelope is not correctly
If you need help finding a witness, call our Voter
Helpline number 608-285-2141.
If time is sufficient, your clerk may contact you to remedy
any problems with your completion of the envelope holding
your ballot. Return your ballot as soon as possible.
When your ballot is completed, witnessed, and sealed in its
envelope, return it to your
Walk it into your municipal clerk’s office.
Mail it in. We recommend mailing your ballot as soon as
Be sure to leave sufficient time for your ballot to arrive.
Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to your
polling place no later than
8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also
deliver your ballot in person to your polling place on
Track your ballot