Voting by Absentee Ballot
Please note: 2011 Act 227 prohibits a voter who has voted and returned an absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on election day.
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on election day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on election day and who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered.
YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT.
To receive an absentee ballot:
Contact your municipal clerk (info below) and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the requested election date(s). Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. REMEMBER you must be registered at the address you are requesting the absentee ballot for.
Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined at home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact your municipal clerk (info below).
You can also personally go to the clerk’s office and vote absentee.
Ruth Hansen – (608) 318-4440 ext 1
Town Hall, 8468 County Road A, Verona, WI 53593
NEW ABSENTEE VOTING DEADLINES:
BY MAIL: The deadline for making application to vote absentee by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the election. (For military, indefinitely confined electors and sequestered jurors the deadline remains at 5:00 p.m. the Friday before an election).
IN PERSON: The deadline for voting an absentee ballot in the municipal clerk’s office is 5:00 p.m. on the FRIDAY preceding the election. With the passage of the new Voter ID Law, absentee voting in the clerk’s office is prohibited the Saturday, Sunday, or Monday before an election.
For further information on absentee voting visit the Government Accountability Website at: http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/voters/absentee.