Absentee Voting - Referred to as Early Voting

Absentee ballots may be returned: 

  • Via mail (postage is already printed on the envelope provided)
  • Hand deliver your ballot to City Hall, Clerk’s Office, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Drop off your ballot at the 24/7 City Hall Secure Drop Box attached to the NEW City Hall, to the left of the main entrance. ***PLEASE NOTE*** With the ongoing construction around City Hall, it may be difficult to access the Drop Box. 

If you still have your ballot on Election Day, it may be returned in person to your polling location by 8pm on Election Day, Tuesday, February 16th.  

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 must be a registered voter to request an absentee ballot and you must show acceptable Photo ID before you can receive an absentee ballot.
Please check your registration status at My Vote Wisconsin.

Use MY VOTE WISCONSIN to:
  • Request an Absentee Ballot
  • Register to Vote
  • Check your registration status
  • View your voting activity
  • Find your polling location
  • See what's on your ballot

In-person Absentee Voting 

In- Person Absentee Voting (often referred to as Early Voting) will take place at City Hall, 201 Delafield St. You will need to show acceptable Photo ID. More information about Photo ID can be found by going to www.bringit.wi.gov

Please see the chart below for in-person absentee voting dates and times.
Election Election Date
Early Absentee Voting at City Hall (201 Delafield St)
Spring Primary
2/16/2021
Tuesday, February 2nd through Friday, February 5th from 8:00am until 4:30pm; Monday, February 8th through Thursday, February 11th from 8:00am until 4:30pm; and Friday, February 12th from 8:00am until 5:00pm. 

Spring Election
4/6/2021 Tuesday, March 23rd through Friday, March 26th from 8:00am until 4:30pm; Monday, March 29th through Thursday, April 1st from 8:00am until 4:30pm; and Friday, April 2nd from 8:00am until 5:00pm

Requesting an Absentee Ballot


If you are a registered Wisconsin voter, you can access MY VOTE WISCONSIN to request an absentee ballot. Through MY VOTE WISCONSIN, you can also check the status of your absentee request. 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.  You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request.  If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your first application by mail. If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you. Voters who are Indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election. Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request.  More information on the exceptions to the photo ID law can be found at: http://bringit.wi.gov/are-there-exceptions-new-law
Click here to Request an Absentee Ballot

Deadline for Returning Your Absentee Ballot


Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to your polling location no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voter I.D. Law


Please note that Wisconsin Law requires Photo ID to vote.  You must submit a copy of your photo I.D. to us before we can mail you an absentee ballot. If you have not previously provided a copy of your photo I.D., a copy of your photo I.D. must accompany your absentee application. Absentee voters listed below are exempt from the photo I.D. requirement by the following means:
*Electors who are indefinitely confined
*Electors residing in care facilities served by a Special Voting Deputy
*Military, Permanent Overseas voters