Vote Absentee

Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.

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Voting by Absentee Ballot for the February 21, 2023 Spring Primary Election

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 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 unless the elector is otherwise exempt from this requirement.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

Contact your municipal clerk to request an application for an absentee ballot. 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 date of birth, 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 pm on the fifth day before the election: February 16, 2023

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 at any of the following dates, times, and locations listed below:

City Hall

730 Washington Ave, Room 207 A&B
All regular business days 8AM- 4:30PM

February 7, 2023 – February 17, 2023, 8AM – 430PM
Saturday, February 11 & Saturday, February 18, 2023 , 9AM-12PM

No Sundays

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Martin Luther King Community Center

1134 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr, Racine, WI 53404

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9AM-12PM

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SC Johnson School

2420 Kentucky St, Racine, WI 53405

Tuesday, February 7 2023 3PM-6PM

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Caesar Chavez Community Center

2221 Douglas Ave, Racine, WI 53402

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9AM-12PM

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Starbuck Middle School

1516 Ohio St, Racine, WI 53405

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 4PM-7PM

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PD- COP House

2437 Anthony Ln, Racine, WI 53404

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9AM-12PM

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Tyler Domer Community Center

2301 12th St, Racine, WI 53403

Thursday, February 9, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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Racine Art Museum

441 Main St, Racine, WI 53403

Friday, February 10, 2023 9AM-12PM

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Knapp Elementary School

2701 17th St, Racine, WI 53405

Friday, February 10, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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Wilson’s Coffee & Tea

3306 Washington Ave, Racine, WI 53405

Saturday, February 11, 2023 9AM‐12PM

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Lockwood Park

4300 Graceland Blvd, Racine, WI 53405

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9AM-12PM

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Wustum Museum

2519 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WI 53404

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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St. Paul the Apostle Parish

1120 Grand Ave, Racine, WI 53403

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 9AM‐12PM

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Regency Mall

5538 Durand Ave, Racine, WI 53406

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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Previous Lakeview Community Center

201 Goold St, Racine, WI 53402

Thursday, February 16, 2023 9AM‐12PM

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Humble Park Community Center

2200 Blaine Ave, Racine, WI 53405

Thursday, February 16, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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John Bryant Community Center

601 Caron Butler Drive, Racine, WI 53403

Thursday, February 16, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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Belle City Square

2100 Northwestern Ave, Racine, WI 53404

Friday, February 17, 2023 3PM‐6PM

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Racine North Beach

1501 Michigan Blvd, Racine, WI 53402

Saturday, February 18, 2023 9AM‐12PM

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The last day to vote an absentee ballot is: Saturday, February 18, 2023

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 8:00 PM. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.

Special Voting Deputy Schedule

The City of Racine will be conducting absentee voting for the residents who have requested an absentee ballot at the following locations:

Absentee Voting FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can vote by absentee ballot?

Any qualified, registered voter who is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older and has resided in the district in which he or she intends to vote for at least 28 days, and is not currently serving a sentence including probation or parole for a felony conviction.

What do I need in order to request an absentee ballot?

You will need an approved form of identification which may include:

  • Wisconsin driver license or state ID
  • Military ID card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Recognized Indian Tribe ID card
  • Veteran Affairs ID card
  • Wisconsin accredited college ID card
How do I request an absentee ballot?
How long will it take to get my absentee ballot?

Once your absentee ballot request has been received, validated and processed, it will be mailed to you through the USPS and should take about a week. It is best to request your absentee ballot as early as possible.

What should I do if I haven’t received my absentee ballot?

You can check the status of your request at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/ViewMyAbsenteeRequest

How do I complete my absentee ballot?
  • Follow the instructions that come with your ballot.
  • Vote in the presence of an adult witness, who must sign the ballot envelope and provide their address.
  • You must also sign the ballot envelope, so we know no one else voted your ballot.
  • For more detailed instructions, see the Uniform Instructions for Wisconsin Absentee Voters.
Do I need my absentee ballot notarized?

You do not need to have your absentee ballot notarized. The absentee ballot instructions above outline that you must vote in the presence of a witness which could be a friend, spouse, family member, neighbor, etc.

Do I need to include a copy of my ID with my absentee ballot?

If you have received your ballot, then a copy of your photo ID is already on file or you are exempt from the requirement. You do not need to provide another copy of the photo ID unless instructed by your clerk.

Where can I bring my absentee ballot to be accepted?
  • DPW City Hall room 207, at noticed dates and times
    Mobile Election Unit (MEU), at noticed dates and times
Can I use the drop box outside of City Hall?

The red City Hall drop box MAY NOT be used for ballots. Any ballots left in the drop box will be returned to the voter via USPS mail.

    Can I deliver someone else’s ballot?

    Pursuant to the Voting Rights Act, any Wisconsin voter who requires assistance with mailing or delivering their absentee ballot to the municipal clerk because of a disability must be permitted to receive such assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter’s union. For more information please see the Wisconsin Election Commision website

    Do I need Photo ID to return my ballot?
    • No, an ID is not required.
    Can I call when I am outside and have someone come to my car to collect my ballot?
    • Yes, curbside voting is available during all times early absentee voting is occurring in that location. DPW City Hall from 8AM-4:30PM. Please call (262) 636-9171 and we will be out to assist you.
    Can I return my absentee ballot to the MEU?
    • Yes, ballots may be accepted at the MEU when it is open and available for early voting. We will not be accepting ballots outside of those hours. (Check the Type E notice posted for dates and times)

    For questions about voting or serving as a poll worker, contact:

    Tara Coolidge City of Racine

    Tara McMenamin

    City Clerk & Treasury Manager
    [email protected]
    Call 262-636-9171

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