Under Wisconsin law, voters do not need a reason or excuse, such as being out of town on Election Day, to vote absentee. Any voter who prefers to vote by absentee ballot may request one. You have several options for requesting an absentee ballot and casting your vote. You must be a registered voter to request an absentee ballot and you must show acceptable Photo ID before you can receive an absentee ballot. Please check your registration status at My Vote Wisconsin.
In-person absentee voting (also known as Early Voting) in the City of Waukesha is from 8am to 4:30pm from March 20th through March 30th (no weekends) and 8am to 5pm on March 31st at the City Hall located at 201 Delafield Street. You will need to show acceptable Photo ID. More information about Photo ID can be found by going towww.bringit.wi.gov
Please see the chart below for in-person absentee voting dates and times.
In-person (early) voting period (Not open on weekends)
April 4, 2017
March 20th - March 30th (8am to 4:30pm)
March 31st - (8am to 5pm)
Requesting an Absentee Ballot
If you are a registered Wisconsin voter, you can access MY VOTE WISCONSIN to request an absentee ballot. Through MY VOTE WISCONSIN, you can also check the status of your absentee request. Your application must be received by the clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the election in order for an absentee ballot to be SENT to you. You will also need to provide a copy of your acceptable photo ID with your request. If you have not previously provided a copy of photo ID, photo ID must accompany your first application by mail. If you are not already registered, you will need to register to vote before an absentee ballot can be sent to you. Voters who are Indefinitely confined, meaning they have a difficult time getting to the polls due to age, illness, infirmity, or disability, may request that a ballot be automatically sent to them for each election. Indefinitely confined voters do not need to provide a photo ID with their absentee ballot request. More information on the exceptions to the photo ID law can be found at: http://bringit.wi.gov/are-there-exceptions-new-law
Deadline for Returning Your Absentee Ballot
Your completed absentee ballot must be delivered to the municipal clerk no later than 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voter I.D. Law
Please note that Wisconsin Law requires Photo ID to vote. You must submit a copy of your photo I.D. to us before we can mail you an absentee ballot. If you have not previously provided a copy of your photo I.D., a copy of your photo I.D. must accompany your absentee application. Absentee voters listed below are exempt from the photo I.D. requirement by the following means:
*Electors who are indefinitely confined
*Electors residing in care facilities served by a Special Voting Deputy
*Military, Permanent Overseas voters
Remember, you can only vote once!
Please note: In 2011 the Legislature passed Act 227, which prohibits a voter who has returned a completed absentee ballot from voting at the polling place on Election Day. Previously, voters who cast an absentee ballot and changed their minds could go to the polling place and vote on Election Day, and their absentee ballot would not be counted. This is no longer an option.