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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Voting by Absentee Ballot

Any qualified voter who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk.

A qualified voter 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 at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also 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 or online at MyVote.wi.gov.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary, or the election, or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter, or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov.  

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 to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.

Application to Receive an Absentee Ballot by Mail

The deadline for applying to receive an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on the fifth day before the election, Thursday February 13, 2020.

Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to voters 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 or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

Paul Piotrowski, City Clerk, 715-346-1569
1515 Strongs Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Hours for Receiving Absentee Ballot Applications

  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, January 29 - January 31, 2020
  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, February 3 - February 7, 2020
  • 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, February 10 - February 12, 2020
  • 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Friday, February 13 - February 14, 2020

The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:30 a.m.

The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on February 18, 2020. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

See a Sample Ballot from Each District (PDF)
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