Absentee and Early Voting

Absentee and Early Voting

Did you know that anyone can Vote by Mail? An absentee ballot is not just for people out of town. It’s convenient and guarantees you’ll “turn out” to vote.



Absentee Voting 


No excuse needed. Anyone can vote
absentee by mail. Request yours online.

You have until 5pm on the Thursday
before Election Day to request an
absentee ballot for an election. You can
also request to vote absentee for
multiple elections or even the entire
year when requesting to vote absentee.


Voters who are indefinitely confined,
meaning they have a difficult time getting
to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity,
or disability, can request that a ballot be
automatically sent to them for each

Voters on the list must return their ballot
each election or they will be dropped from
the absentee ballot rolls.

Absentee ballots are mailed 3 weeks before local (spring) elections and 47 days before national (fall) elections.

Find instructions on how to complete your absentee ballot here. Be sure to follow the instructions to ensure your ballot is counted.

Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8pm on Election Day. The U.S. Postal Service recommends you mail back your absentee ballot at least one week before Election Day to arrive in time.



Early Voting

You may vote early in person - at your municipal clerk's office or another site designated by your clerk. Dates and hours for early voting vary by municipality. Contact your municipal clerk to find out your local opportunities to early vote.

Fun fact: Early voting is also called in-person absentee voting.




Want more information about absentee and early voting? Visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's absentee voting info page.