How to Vote Absentee by Mail

REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

Step 1: Request an Absentee Ballot

You don't need a reason to be an absentee voter. Every Registered Wisconsin voter has the ability to request an absentee ballot.

Request Your Ballot

Step 2: Track your Request and Ballot

Don't wait until the deadline to request your absentee ballot. It takes time for election officials to process voter requests and mail out ballots. Once your request is submitted, track your request until your ballot arrives.

Track Your Ballot

Step 3: Fill Out Your Absentee Ballot

Before you begin, line up a witness who can verify that you filled out your own ballot. Choose an adult U.S. citizen who is not a candidate in the upcoming election. Next, fill out your ballot carefully. Once your ballot is complete, place it in the certified envelope. Then seal and sign the certificate envelope, and make sure your witness adds their address and signature, too.

If you make a mistake or change your mind about a selection, contact your municipal clerk's office for help

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Step 4: Return Your Absentee Ballot

Mail it back using the pre-addressed, postage paid envelope included with your ballot packet. USPS recommends mailing your ballot back at least 7 days before Election Day. Once your ballot is in the mail, you may not vote in person at the polls. Verify your completed ballot was received by tracking your ballot.

Track Your Ballot

If you have not yet received or mailed your absentee ballot by October 27, consider these alternative return options:

Go to your clerk's office to drop off your ballot or vote in-person absentee. Your clerk might provide a secure dropbox, require an appointment, or offer other in-person absentee voting locations, like your local library.

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Take it to your assigned polling place or absentee counting location on Election Day.

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2020 General Election Absentee Voting Deadlines

Request an Absentee Ballot (Regular and Permanent Overseas Voters)

By October 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Request an Absentee Ballot (Indefinetly Confined)
By October 30, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Vote In-Person Absentee
Beginning October 20, 2020, possibly through November 1, 2020.
Request an Absentee Ballot (Hospitalized Voters and Military Voters)
By November 3, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Return Your Absentee Ballot
By November 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

 

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