Early Voting and Absentee Balloting

Absentee balloting is underway and early voting begins next week. The Government Accountability Board outlines options for absentee balloting here. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made to a municipal clerk by 5 pm on Thursday, November 1. Voters may request a ballot by mail, email, or fax. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 6 and received by Friday, November 9. They may also be hand-delivered (in person or by courier) by 8 pm on Election Day.

Early voting in Wisconsin begins Monday, October 22 and concludes Friday, November 2. Voters may complete an absentee ballot in person in the municipal clerk’s office during regular business hours. Some municipalities may offer extended hours to accommodate early voting. The Madison City Clerk’s office will be open weekdays Monday through Friday from 8 am to 7 pm. They will also be open Saturday, October 27 from 8 am to 4 pm and Sunday, October 28 from noon to 6 pm. More information is available here.

Proof of residency is required when registering to vote, but identification is not required to cast a ballot. A voter registration guide, including residency requirements, is here.