For the February 21, 2023, Spring Primary, we will offer In-Person Absentee Voting February 7 - 19.  There will be no voter registration on February 18 or 19, per state law.  The first day to vote absentee in person will be Tuesday, February 7.

Looking for a sample ballot? The offices and candidates on the ballot for your address are 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, February 17.

 

In-person absentee voting times and locations:
 

Central Library, 201 W Mifflin St
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
2 – 4 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19

Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Dr
9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
Noon – 5 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19
 
Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17

East Madison Community Center, 8 Straubel Court
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays, February 13-17

Edgewood College – Wingra Commons, 1000 Edgewood College Dr
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays, February 13-17
 
UW– Madison Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, February 13-17
 
UW– Madison Union South, 1308 W Dayton St
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, February 13-17

Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright St
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekdays, February 13-17

Madison College Goodman South Madison Campus, 2429 Perry St
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. weekdays, February 13-17
 
Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N High Point Rd
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18

Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
2 – 4 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19

Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington Ave
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
 
Lakeview Library, 2845 N Sherman Ave
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
2 – 4 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19

Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18

Pinney Library, 516 Cottage Grove Rd
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
 
Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, February 7 - 17
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
 
Hmong Institute, 4402 Femrite Dr
11 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7 & 14
11 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. Thursdays, February 9 & 16
10 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. Fridays, February 10 & 17
 
Global Market & Food Hall, 2161 Zeier Rd
11 a.m. –  7 p.m. weekdays, February 7 – 17
10 a.m. –  4 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18
10 a.m. –  1 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19

Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S Gammon Rd
6– 8 p.m. Wednesdays, February 8 & 15
10 a.m. –  noon Saturdays, February 11 & 18

Urban League Southwest Employment Center, 1233 McKenna Blvd
11 a.m. –  5 p.m. Wednesdays, February 8 & 15
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fridays, February 10 & 17
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, February 13
 
Boys & Girls Club – Allied, 4619 Jenewein Rd
10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. weekdays, February 7 – 17

Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St
1– 5 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7 & 14
1– 5 p.m. Thursdays, February 9 & 16

Eagle Heights Community Center, 611 Eagle Heights Dr
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursdays, Feb 9 & 16
 
Bridge –  Lake Point –  Waunona Neighborhood Center, 1917 Lake Point Dr
9 a.m. –  5 p.m. Thursdays, February 9 & 16
9 a.m. –  3 p.m. Fridays, February 10 & 17
 
Rebalanced –  Life Wellness Association Men's Health & Education Center, 588 Grand Canyon Dr
9:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7 & 14
9:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, February 8 & 15
9:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. Fridays, February 10 & 17
9:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. Saturdays, February 11 & 18

Wisconsin Youth Company, 1201 McKenna Blvd
11 a.m. –  2 p.m. Tuesdays, February 7 & 14
10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Thursdays, February 9 & 16
 
Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church/Lake Edge United Church of Christ, 4200 Buckeye Rd
9 a.m. –  2 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19

Fountain of Life Church, 633 W Badger Rd
9 a.m. –  2 p.m. Sundays, February 12 & 19

 

In-Person Absentee Procedure

  1. The absentee clerk provides an absentee envelope on which the voter writes their name, address, and date of birth.
  2. The absentee clerk checks the voter’s ID. Rather than handling the ID, they ask the voter to hold up the ID for them to see.
  3. The absentee clerk uses the state’s voter registration system to verify that the voter is registered, and to process the absentee request.  The absentee clerk generates a label that they affix to the absentee envelope.  They ask the voter to verify that their name and address are listed correctly on the label.
  4. The absentee clerk stamps Absentee on a ballot card, and writes the ward number and City Clerk’s initials on the card.  They activate the ballot card for the voter’s ward using the ExpressVote accessible voting device. This device offers a touchscreen with large print and high contrast, a Braille keypad, compatibility with Sip & Puff devices, and Spanish translation.  Using this device for in-person absentee voting also eliminates the need to keep each site stocked with dozens of ballot styles.
  5. The absentee clerk steps back to give the voter privacy, and the voter follows the ExpressVote prompts to select the candidates of their choice. 
  6. The voter reviews and approves their selections before the ExpressVote prints the voter’s selections on the ballot card.  Once the ballot card is printed, the voter may feed the card back into the ExpressVote to review their selections again. They may also read the selections printed on the ballot card.
  7. The voter folds their ballot card in half and seals it in their absentee envelope.
  8. The voter signs their envelope in the presence of the absentee clerk. The absentee clerk signs as the voter’s witness.
  9. At the end of the voting shift for the day, the absentee ballot is delivered to the City Clerk's Office in a courier bag with a tamper-evident seal. The absentee clerk and the courier both verify the number of absentees and the tamper-evident seal number.  They document the unique serial number on the tamper-evident seal, and the number of absentees in the courier bag. 
  10. City Clerk's Office personnel verify the serial number on the tamper-evident seal, and the number of absentee envelopes sealed inside the courier bag.
  11. Absentee ballots remain sealed in their certificate envelope and secured by the Clerk's Office until delivered to the voter’s polling place to be processed on Election Day.
  12. On Election Day, poll workers at the voter’s polling location verify that the certificate on the absentee envelope is complete, check the voter into the poll book, assign a voter number, and insert the ballot into the tabulator to be counted. Poll workers process absentee ballots in groups of at least three, to protect the secrecy of each ballot.