In-Person Absentee Voting Hours and Locations
For the Feb. 15, 2022, Spring Primary, we will offer In-Person Absentee Voting Feb. 1 - 12 (no voter registration on Feb. 12, though, per state law).
Looking for a sample ballot? The offices and candidates on the ballot for your address will be listed at My Vote WI.You will need to present ID to receive an absentee ballot. If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you may register to vote, with proof of residence, at any absentee voting location through Friday, Feb. 11.
In June of 2020, we looked at the data from April and conducted a Pandemic Voting Access Equity Analysis. In-person absentee voting sites were established based on that analysis.We will be following the advice of Public Health when it comes to COVID-19 safety precautions. Due to capacity restraints, you may need to wait for a voter to exit the absentee voting site before you can enter.
In-Person Absentee Voting Locations
In-Person Absentee Procedure
- You are welcome to use your own blue or black ballpoint pen to fill out your absentee envelope.
- The absentee clerk will give you an absentee envelope to fill out with your name, address, and date of birth.
- The absentee clerk will need to check your voter ID. Rather than handling your ID, they will ask you to hold up the ID for them to see.
- Because we have dozens of ballot styles citywide, we use the ExpressVote accessible voting device for in-person absentee voting. This device offers a touchscreen with large print and high contrast, a Braille keypad, compatibility with Sip & Puff devices, and Spanish translation. The ExpressVote marks your selections on a ballot card after you review and approve the selections. Once the ballot card is printed, you may feed the card back into the ExpressVote to review your selections again.
- After reviewing and printing your ballot card, you will fold it in half and seal it in the absentee envelope.
- You will sign your envelope in the presence of the absentee clerk. The absentee clerk will sign as your witness.
- At the end of the voting shift for the day, your absentee ballot will be brought to the Clerk's Office in a courier bag with a tamper-evident seal. The unique serial number on the tamper-evident seal is documented on a chain-of-custody form, as is the number of absentee envelopes sealed in the courier bag.
- The Clerk's Office will verify the serial number on the tamper-evident seal, and will verify the number of absentee envelopes sealed inside the courier bag.
- Your absentee ballot will remain sealed in its envelope and secured in the Clerk's Office until it is delivered to your polling place to be processed on Election Day.
- On Election Day, the poll workers at your polling place will check your envelope into the poll book, and will feed your ballot into the tabulator to be counted.