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Voting by Absentee Ballot

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, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least ten (10) consecutive days before the election.  The elector must be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  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.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election

Note:   Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office during the days and hours specified below for casting an absentee ballot in person:

Anne Arndt, Clerk  715-423-6584
451 Kahoun Road, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
Regular business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

 For the April 2, 2019 election, the first day to vote an absentee ballot

in the clerk’s office is:
as soon as ballots are received from the County Clerk

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk's office:
Friday, March 29, 2019


No in-person absentee voting may occur on a weekend or legal holiday.

The Village clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day

to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close.  Any ballots

received after the polls close will not be counted.




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