HOW TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
You must be a registered voter in order to receive an absentee ballot (military voters are exempt). To determine if you are a registered voter click on the following link or contact the County Clerk’s office at 920-386-3605. https://myvote.wi.gov/
If you are not registered, you will need to register with your local clerk before an absentee ballot can be mailed to you. You can download a voter registration application (GAB-131) from the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board’s website: http://gab.wi.gov/forms
The deadline to register by mail is 20 days prior to the election. If it is less than 20 days before the election, registration must be made in person. You must also provide a copy of your proof of residence with your voter registration application. (See Instructions on form)
Who may receive an 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 28 days before the election. You must make a request in writing to obtain an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you.
Request by Mail
Download the Application for Absentee Ballot (GAB-121) from the Government Accountability Board’s website or contact your local municipal clerk http://www.co.dodge.wi.us/index.aspx?page=383 for an application. Complete the form and mail it to your municipal clerk's office. The application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 PM on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
Request in Person at your Municipal Clerk's Office
You may also personally go to your municipal clerk’s office, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots may not be taken out of the municipal clerk's office. In person absentee voting begins on the 3rd Monday prior to the election and ends at 5:00 PM on the Friday preceding the election. There is no absentee voting on the Saturday, Sunday or Monday prior to the election.
Deadline for Returning Ballot
The completed ballot must be received by the municipal clerk no later than the day of the election so that it can be delivered to the polling location by 8 PM.
REMEMBER: YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE.