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March 13, 2020

Absentee Voting in Wisconsin

Did you know that registered Wisconsin voters can request an absentee ballot? An absentee ballot is an option a registered voter may use to vote if they cannot appear at their polling place on election day.

The next statewide election is the 2020 spring election and presidential preference vote, on Tuesday, April 7.

According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission,
"Any qualified elector (U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, who has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 10 days) who registers to vote is eligible to 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 absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote."
You may request an absentee ballot by mail, e-mail, or fax to your municipal clerk. "Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you."

Early voting (in-person absentee ballot) may also be available at your local municipal clerk's office. Contact your municipal clerk's office to learn more about availability and hours, or check their website. If you're not sure who your municipal clerk is, check this complete directory of Wisconsin Municipal Clerks. We're happy to help as well! Call us at 608-267-9696 or toll free at 800-322-9755 with questions.

You can also check your voting status and start the process to request an absentee ballot through the MyVote Wisconsin (myvote.wi.gov) website.

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