How to Vote Absentee

In-person, absentee voting began July 28. This means that voters can head to their local municipal office to cast a ballot for the Aug. 11 primary election. Times and days when municipal offices are open for in-person, absentee voting differ according to the municipality. 

There’s also still time to request an absentee ballot by mail. Any qualified elector who registers to vote is eligible to request an absentee ballot. Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. 

Registered voters can request an absentee ballot from their municipal clerk’s office in person, by email or by downloading the application at and mailing the completed form to the clerk’s office of the municipality in which the voter resides. The clerk must receive the application no later than 5 pm on the Thursday before the election, August 6, in order for an absentee ballot to be sent. A photo ID must accompany an application if it has not been provided before.