If you are a registered Wisconsin voter, you can request an absentee ballot – regardless of reason!
- Request an absentee ballot – the request must be received by your municipal clerk no later than 5 PM the Thursday before Election Day.
- Absentee ballot mailed to you – once your municipal clerk processes your request they will mail your absentee ballot to the address specified in your request.
- Return your absentee ballot – the completed ballot must be mailed and received no later than 8 PM Election Day.
To account for delays in processing and mailing, we recommend requesting an absentee ballot at least 3 weeks before Election Day and mailing your completed ballot at least 1 week before Election Day.
You can request an absentee ballot on MyVote Wisconsin – Request an Absentee Ballot. If you have not previously provided a photo ID, an acceptable photo ID must accompany your application.
Once you have requested an absentee ballot, you can track the status of your request at MyVote Wisconsin – View My Absentee Request.
You can fill out the Application for Absentee Ballot (EL-121) and send the form to your municipal clerk by mail, fax, or email. If you have not previously provided a photo ID, an acceptable photo ID must accompany your application.
You can vote before election day by requesting an absentee ballot in-person at your municipal clerk’s office or another designated in-person absentee voting location. You will immediately fill out your ballot, seal it, and return it at that location. You will need to bring an acceptable photo ID.
To find the dates and hours of in-person absentee voting locations, contact your municipal clerk.
For more information on absentee voting, visit Wisconsin Elections Commission – Absentee Voting.