The last day to vote an absentee ballot is: April 2nd, 2022
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. 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, and your signature. You may make an application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
- The deadline for making an application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
- 5 pm on the fifth day before the election, March 31st, 2022.
Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to a 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.
CITY OF RACINE ALTERNATE VOTING SITES
APRIL 5TH, 2022, SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION
Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot at one of our alternate voting sites listed below:
The last day to vote an absentee ballot is Saturday, April 2, 2022.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY EARLY ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE
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 April 5, 2022. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.
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.
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?
- Online: Go to https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/VoteAbsentee to request an absentee ballot and track its status.
- Mail: Download the Application For Absentee Ballot Form EL-121.
- By email or fax: (for Military and overseas voters only. By Oct. 29. Send an email to [email protected] and fax it to 262-636-9548. Before the ballot can be counted on election day, the municipal clerk must have received a request from the voter with an original signature. (Print your emailed request, sign it, and return it with your ballot, but outside the certified ballot envelope.)
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 can ONLY be used when it is staffed by the City Clerk’s Office. This will only occur on:
- Saturday 4/2/22 from 9 AM-12 PM
- Monday 4/4/22 from 8 AM-4:30 PM
If no one is there to greet you at the ballot box then it is not an acceptable way to return your ballot. Any ballots left in the drop box outside of the staffed days and times will be returned to the voter via USPS mail.
Can I deliver someone else’s ballot?
- Yes, a ballot can be returned by someone who is not the voter.
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)