Absentees are not issued through this office. The following is provided for your information only.
Please note: 2011 Act 227 prohibits a voter who has voted
and returned an absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on election day.
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 and who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for 10
consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered.
YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.
To receive an absentee ballot:
Contact your municipal
clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the requested
election date(s). Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality
where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and
your signature. REMEMBER you must be registered at the address you are requesting the absentee
Please note: Absentee requests for ballots sent
by mail must be accompanied by a copy of an acceptable form of voter ID. Once you have sent the
Municipal Clerk’s Office a photocopy of your ID, you will not need to send copies with future
requests. Please contact your municipal clerk with any questions about the absentee process.
Make sure your vote counts!
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely
confined at home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.
If this applies to you,
contact your municipal clerk.
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office and vote absentee.
NEW ABSENTEE VOTING DEADLINES:
BY MAIL: The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the
Thursday preceding the election. (For military, indefinitely confined electors and sequestered
jurors the deadline remains at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before an election).
IN PERSON: In-Person Absentee Voting dates and hours are set by individual municipalities.
Please refer to the
Dane County Directory for contact information of all municipal clerks in
For further information on absentee voting visit the Wisconsin Elections Commission’s
Absentee Voting page.