There are several ways registered voters can request absentee ballots. If they have internet access, the easiest way is to request an Absentee Ballot by mail at MyVote Wisconsin, https://myvote.wi.gov.
Just look for the “Vote Absentee” button near the top of the page. On a mobile phone, use the menu button in the upper right corner of the website. There is a three-step process that starts with putting in your name and date of birth, followed by requesting your ballot. If you don’t already have an acceptable photo ID on file with your clerk’s office, you can upload a copy. More information on acceptable photo ID and exemptions can be found at www.bringit.wi.gov. Mobile phone users can take a picture of your acceptable photo ID and upload it to MyVote. Absentee ballot requests submitted this way go directly to your clerk’s office, and you can track your ballot by returning to the website.
Voters can also request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing or faxing their municipal clerk’s office. You can find your clerk’s contact information on MyVote Wisconsin. These requests must be accompanied by a copy of your acceptable photo ID. If you already have an acceptable photo ID on file from previous absentee requests under your current registration, you will not need to provide it again.
Voters who are indefinitely confined, meaning they may have difficulty getting to the polls for the reason of age, illness, infirmity, or disability are not required to provide an acceptable photo ID. Voters in care facilities can have a representative of the facility to confirm the resident's identity instead of providing a valid photo ID.
The deadline for registered voters to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is the Thursday before the election, August 6 by 5:00 p.m. However, the Wisconsin Elections Commission urges voters not to wait, due to possible delays in mail delivery. If you get an absentee ballot mailed to you, you can still decide to vote at the polls on Election Day if you haven’t returned it.
Your absentee ballot must be received in your clerk’s office or at your polling place by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Again, the Wisconsin Elections Commission urges voters to request and return ballots as soon as possible. Vote the ballot in the presence of one adult witness. The witness cannot be a candidate for the election. The witness must verify that the individual completed the absentee ballot but should not view the voter’s choices. The witness must sign the certificate and provide their address. Click here for a full list of instructions.
In-person absentee voting is being offered until 5:00 p.m. on Friday August 7, 2020 in the Clerk's Office.
Please note: Due to the ever-evolving response to COVID-19, this information may be updated and revised under the guidance and direction of the Wisconsin Election Commission.