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League of Women Voters of Appleton-Fox Cities
P.O. Box 1281
Appleton, WI  54912
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Voting by Absentee Ballot

Request an Absentee Ballot

Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse,
such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. 

Any registered voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one.  
Don’t wait--send your request as soon as possible

Absentee and Early Voting

Did you know that any registered Wisconsin voter can Vote by Mail? An absentee ballot is not just for people out of town. It's convenient and guarantees you'll "turn out" to vote.

Plan to return your absentee ballot by mail or by delivering it in person to your clerk's office —  using a drop box is no longer an option. Voters must return their own absentee ballot. Voters with disabilities may ask for accommodations to return their ballot. If you have questions about these changes, contact your Municipal Clerk


Options for requesting an absentee ballot:

  • Online.
    • Watch the following video from the April 2020 election to see how to upload your photo ID.

  • At your municipal clerk’s office.
    • In-person, by email or phone.

  • By mail.
    • You can download the Application For Absentee Ballot.
    • 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, it must accompany your first application by mail.
    • Absentee ballot request forms in Spanish and Hmong are available here.

Request an ongoing absentee ballot--either online or with the printed form --if you are indefinitely confined. You do not need to provide a photo ID with this kind of request.

Complete Your Ballot

  1. Your municipal clerk will send your absentee ballot by mail. You can track the progress of your ballot online here.
    • Be sure to carefully follow the directions that come with your ballot. Watch this video on completing an absentee ballot.

  2. And check Vote411 for information about your candidates’ background and positions before you vote.
  3. You will need a witness to sign and put their address on the envelope of your ballot attesting to your having filled the ballot out yourself. Again, be sure that you are following directions.
You can receive help from local nonpartisan experts in advance of any election by contacting the local League: lwvappleton-foxcities

The ballot can be rejected if the envelope is not correctly filled out.

If time is sufficient, your clerk may contact you to remedy any problems with your completion of the envelope holding your ballot. Return your ballot as soon as possible.

Return Your Ballot

You must return your own absentee ballot to your clerk's office or put it in the mail yourself.  Ballot drop boxes are no longer legal in Wisconsin.  Voters with disabilities may ask for accommodations to return their ballot.  If you have questions about these changes contact your municipal clerk. 

  1. When your ballot is completed, witnessed, and sealed in its envelope, return it to your municipal clerk.
    • Walk it into your municipal clerk’s office.
    • Mail it in. We recommend mailing your ballot as soon as possible.

  2. Be sure to leave sufficient time for your ballot to arrive. Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day. You can also deliver your ballot in person to your polling place on Election Day.

  3. Track your ballot here.

Early In-Person Voting

Municipal clerks will conduct In-Person Absentee or Early Voting. Contact your municipal clerk to learn where and when you can vote.  You will need to show your acceptable photo ID for voting when voting by in-person absentee ballot.

Voting on Election Day.

The polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day, April 5.  Find your polling place here.

If you need to register to vote that day, bring an acceptable Proof of Residence. You will also need to show your Acceptable Photo ID before you can vote.