Online and by mail: The request must be in the office of the municipal clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the *5th day preceding an election.
In-person at the clerk’s office: The last possible day for a clerk to conduct in-person absentee voting is the Sunday before the election. Each municipal clerk’s office sets its own schedule for in-person absentee voting.
Note: A person cannot request an absentee ballot in person and leave the clerk’s office with the ballot. The ballot is either voted in the clerk’s office, or the clerk must mail the ballot to the elector.
- The deadline for indefinitely confined electors and military electors (not-away) to request an absentee ballot is the 4th day before the election.
- For a federal election, the deadline for military electors who are away from their residence due to active duty to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 p.m. on election day.
- Special provisions are made for hospitalized electors and sequestered jurors to request and vote by absentee ballot on election day. Wis. Stat. §§ 6.86(1)(b),(3)(a).